New Zealand Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Dairy Farming
Level of study
Cost (incl GST)
Learners must be employed in the sector and have at least 3 years' experience on-farm.
*May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free. Learn more here
Non-funded fee: from $8,657.34. Please note, this fee will only apply for non-funded learners – learners who are not employed in the industry, do not meet the entry requirements of the programme, or are not classed as “domestic learners” under the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding rules. For more information, visit the TEC website here.
This apprenticeship is ideal for Herd or Assistant Managers and will enhance learners skills so they can lead the implementation of production plans.
The first topic will depend on the season and the full programme takes 20 months to complete.
farm environment planning
feeding, pastoral production systems and benchmarking
milk harvesting management
health, mating and parturition management
maintenance and agribusiness activities.
When learners finish the programme, they will be able to take responsibility for their duties and work outcomes.