New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture - Meat & Fibre

Level 3


Level of study

Level 3

Cost (incl GST)

From $2,689.70*


20 months


Learners must be employed in the sector.

* Vehicle and machinery units available at an additional cost. Programme part of Government’s Free Trades Training initiative which may mean a subsidised price.


Ideal for those in Farm General and Shepherd positions with at least 12 months experience, this comprehensive qualification provides learners with a solid skill set across a range of on-farm tasks and prepares them to tackle seasonal activities efficiently and effectively throughout the farming calendar year. 

Topics include: 

  • livestock feed supply and demand 
  • health, wellbeing and biosecurity 
  • mating, parturition and young stock. 

Additional elective topics include: 

  • fencing   
  • assisting with maintaining machinery 
  • care for and handle farm working animals.

Topics will start depending on time of the year and what is happening on-farm.


Learning outcomes

On completion of this programme graduates will be able to:

  • work as an effective member of a farming team by maintaining own health and wellbeing, communicating with team members and stakeholders, contributing to financial efficiency, and using appropriate technology.
  • assist with soil and pasture management activities in a livestock production context.
  • assist with implementing livestock feeding plans to meet production requirements.
  • assist with mating and parturition of farmed livestock over a mating and parturition season.
  • assist with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of livestock health problems.
  • assist with maintaining agribusiness machinery.
  • carry out young stock husbandry.
  • care for and handle farm working animals.
  • carry out farm fencing.


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