New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture - Meat & Fibre

Level 3


Level of study

Level 3

Cost (incl GST)

Was $3,392.50, now $1,696.25*


20 months


Learners must be employed in the sector.

*Get up to 50% off fees in 2024, only applies to funded learner fees. Learn more here.

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

Non-funded fee: $8,513.59. 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.


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.


Enrolment Forms

Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions.

Get up to 50% off* fees in 2024

Terms and conditions apply. For more information and to enrol: