New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production Management

Level 5


Level of study

Level 5

Cost (incl GST)

Was $2,547.53, now $1,273.77*


12 months. Start any time.


There are a number of prerequisites. Please see below.

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

Non-funded fee: $5,989.94. 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 Farm Managers, or people with several years experience, when learners finish this programme, they'll be armed with deep, detailed knowledge on all aspects of production management.

Learners will be able to make sound decisions to maximise production and financial returns, analyse production systems against industry benchmarks, have the knowledge to recommend improvement strategies for specific production systems, and develop, implement and monitor plans for feeding, breeding and animal health.

This programme takes 12 months to complete, and we recommend that learners hold the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) Breeding Livestock.

Learning outcomes

Topics include:


  • Benchmark your farm against others
  • Identify farms with high productivity
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Identify and analyse strategies to improve productivity
  • Understand the cost implications of proposed strategies.

Production management

  • Develop agribusiness production goals, objectives and action plans
  • Analyse the results of production management action plans
  • Make recommendations for future plans.

Feed budgeting

  • Prepare a feed budget to achieve production targets
  • Identify contingencies for the feed budget
  • Determine options to manage a surplus or a deficit of feed
  • Understand ruminant digestion and how this influences feed options
  • Understand supplementary feeding and how to use it to achieve production targets
  • Implement a feed budget and amend in line with results.


Enrolment Forms

Download and read our enrolment forms and terms and conditions.

Get up to 50% off* fees in 2024

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