We'll help you to grow the skills of your staff, with our on-job training programmes, support and resources.
The Government is committed to investing in apprenticeship training to support our skills pipeline in New Zealand.
Our Academic Integrity Team monitors the quality of assessment across the primary industry sectors we serve.
Find the right programme for you or your staff.
Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions documents.
There has never been a better time to get you or your staff into training.
Looking for staff, or searching for your next opportunity? Check out the new Primary ITO Jobs Board
If you’re interested in enrolling with us, this page tells you about eligibility, how to enrol, what support you can get, and more...
We are ready to support your learning and help you to achieve your goals.
Find out what each different sector could offer you and about job opportunities.
We help students to take their first steps towards an exciting career in the primary industry, and support schools too.
We teach our unit standards with the ‘real world’ in mind, so students can apply what they have learned at school when they work i...
Primary ITO aims to help New Zealand’s primary sector flourish by growing people’s skills. We lead work-based education and traini...
Read about the Senior Executive Team.
The Board, the Stakeholder Council, He Kanohi Kitea, and Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs).
Our Strategic Intent and Annual Report documents.
Here’s your chance to help people and businesses thrive.
Primary ITO formally joins Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, in October 2022.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
Training, mentoring, and supporting learners, and connecting people.
From high-country stations to intensive lowland farming operations, pasture-fed products earn us around $8 billion in exports every year – this is a significant industry.
New Zealand’s products are in demand because of their high quality. Innovation and technology keep the industry competitive and leading the way. Genetics, management, and distinctive feeding options give a point of difference that commands higher premiums.
Our qualifications will set learners up for a great career, whether they're just starting out or managing all aspects of production, stock, and staff.
From starting as a shepherd, through to managing, owning/operating a sheep, beef and deer farm, the industry career pathway demonstrates each role description alongside the on-job qualifications, recommended skills and industry growth opportunities to support a successful life-long career.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) are committed to growing learners skillset and development, and financially contribute to every sheep/beef learner who enrols in a Primary ITO qualification.
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