New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills - Agriculture

Level 2


Level of study

Level 2

Cost (incl GST)

Was from $586.50, now from $293.25*


7 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. 

Non-funded fee from: $1,979.92. 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 programme sets learners up with the foundational knowledge and skills required to be safe on-farm and confidently undertake their role. It’s a great first step before an apprenticeship.

Learning outcomes

Topics include:

  • safe handling of livestock and behaviours
  • assisting with feeding
  • assisting during calving and/or lambing
  • fencing (installation and maintenance)
  • planting and caring of trees and shrubs
  • working a farm dog
  • understanding of beehives and the basic use of equipment.

Valuable additions to the programme include the safe handling of agri-chemicals and the option to add chainsaw/vehicle skills so learners can operate vehicles confidently and safely. These include:

  • Chainsaw
  • Tractor
  • Quad Bike
  • LUV
  • Motorcycle


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: