New Zealand Apprenticeship in Post-Harvest

Level 3 and Level 4


Level of study

Level 3 and Level 4

Cost (incl GST)

From $2,580.60*


26 months


Learners must be employed in the sector.

*Vehicle and machinery units are available at an additional cost. May be eligible for Government Support including Fees Free. Learn more here.

Non-funded fee from: $9,258.51. 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 comprehensive programme is ideal if people are currently working in the industry with some general work experience and have a desire to develop a career in Post Harvest. Learners will learn skills to allow them to work in a self-managed capacity with some responsibility for other staff and have an overview of key aspects of post-harvest operations.

This programme takes 26 months to complete and learners can start anytime.

Learning outcomes

The New Zealand Apprenticeship in Post-Harvest is a composite level 3 and 4 programme.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Implement and monitor post-harvest operations to achieve goals and standards, including:
    • operations and continuous improvement
    • horticulture product storage life and post-harvest treatments
    • post-harvest tasks
    • operation of post-harvest equipment.
  • Implement and monitor standards to achieve production goals, including:
    • quality standards and regulatory requirements
    • goals in a post-harvest workplace
    • food safety procedures. 

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