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 on the job training to support our skills pipeline in New Zealand. Below are the fundi...
Resources and support for our Assessors in Primary Industries.
Resources and support for Workplace Verifiers.
Find the right programme for you or your staff.
Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions documents.
Whether you’re an up-and-coming orchard supervisor looking to enhance your career, or a farm owner wanting to update your business...
There are a few good reasons to train your team. Check out what some of our employers had to tell us about the value of training.
Looking for staff, or searching for your next opportunity? Check out the new Primary ITO Jobs Board
Well-skilled, knowledgeable staff achieve more, give more and stay longer. Train to retain your staff, verify that they are prepar...
If you’re interested in enrolling with us, this page tells you about eligibility, how to enrol, what support you can get, and more...
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Find out what each different sector could offer you and about job opportunities.
Check out what a few of our learners had to tell us about the value of training.
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...
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Primary ITO has joined Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
28 June 2021
Are vehicles part of your job? Do your staff need vehicle skills?
The four new vehicle micro-credentials are bite sized pieces of learning. You, or your staff, can enrol anytime and gain the knowledge required to operate vehicles while working in any role within the primary industries – and right now they’re covered under the Government’s Free Trades Training!*
Micro-credential options include:
Whether you’re an Ag contractor, Farm Assistant, Junior Shepherd, Orchardist, DOC worker, equine specialist, or working in viticulture – whatever the job, gain the skills required to operate a tractor, LUV, Motorcycle or Quad Bike today.
If you or your staff member are currently already enrolled in a programme with Primary ITO, please contact your Training Adviser about whether vehicles are already a part of that programme or whether you should be completing one or all of these micro-credentials as well. This is important because there may be implications for some employers if you are receiving the apprenticeship boost (as an example) and have your staff enrolled in two programmes at once.
Get in touch with us so we can discuss our New Vehicle Micro-credentials.
* Free training only available up until December 2022. If the programme duration goes longer or you have staff enrolled in multiple programmes at once, some fees will apply.