New Zealand Apprenticeship in Agriculture - Breeding Livestock Farming

Level 4


Level of study

Level 4

Cost (incl GST)

From $3,220*


20 months


Learners must be employed in the sector, have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture - Level 3 and had at least two years on-farm.

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May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free. Learn more here.

Non-funded fee from: $8,136.25. 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 suitable for Stock/Block Managers. As an apprentice, learners will receive personal mentoring and support from their Primary ITO Training Adviser who will meet with them and their employer regularly throughout the year to help set goals and review progress.  

Learning outcomes

The first topic to start will depend on the season. Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision with responsibility for their duties and work outcomes.

Topics include: 

  • Farm environment planning
  • Feeding, pastoral production systems and benchmarking
  • Maintenance and agribusiness activities
  • Health, mating and parturition management
  • Production plan.


Enrolment Forms

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