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Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

11 July 2022

From tractors to quad bikes and everything in between. Get yourself or your team trained with our hugely popular vehicle and machinery micro-credentials in 2023!

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Supporting careers in dairy farming

22 November 2021

With 41 dedicated dairy experts across the motu, Primary ITO’s people are dedicated to getting on every farm – wherever learners need them.  

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Ako leads Young Māori Farmer winner to success

9 July 2021

Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer of the year winner Quinn Morgan almost gave up on finding a job in Aotearoa in 2020 and was headed back to Australia to live with his young whānau when he landed a job on a dairy farm.

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Agricultural training pilot makes it easier for West Coast students to get jobs

19 February 2021

An innovative West Coast education initiative aims to get more agriculture learners in jobs more quickly by giving them better training options.

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Learning dairy on-farm key to success

12 February 2021

Accountants, bankers and chefs are now among the people looking for dairy training supported by Dani Low.

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Growing Great Dairy Farmers

11 February 2021

Coming from farming stock, Taranaki’s Jaclyn (Jax) Flintoff was always going to pursue a career in agriculture, but it was the television show McLeod’s Daughters that sealed the deal.

Mixing first-time motherhood with studying

11 January 2021

West Coast dairy farmer Sian Madden looks back and laughs about having a “diploma baby” when she recalls mixing first-time motherhood with studying for her diploma.

DIY Attitude & Desire To Learn Saves Thousands of Dollars

22 June 2020

'Every Minute & Every Cent’ Spent on Diploma Well Worth It

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Exciting changes for Primary ITO Dairy Programmes

24 January 2020

Primary ITO is announcing some exciting changes in 2020 with the splitting our New Zealand Certificates in Agriculture (both Levels 3 and 4) into “modules”. Each of the modules making up a certificate will be able to be completed within a year.

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Southland Farmer Tackles HR Issues with Diploma

16 October 2019

Having won the 2007 national Farm Manager of the Year Award with her husband, Daniel, Emily Woolsey had a pretty good grasp of dairy farming – yet she knew there was so much more to learn.