We'll help you to grow the skills of your staff, with our on-job training programmes, support and resources.
The Government is committed to investing in apprenticeship training to support our skills pipeline in New Zealand.
Our Academic Integrity Team monitors the quality of assessment across the primary industry sectors we serve.
Find the right programme for you or your staff.
If you’re interested in enrolling with us, this page tells you about eligibility, how to enrol, what support you can get, and more...
We are ready to support your learning and help you to achieve your goals.
Find out what each different sector could offer you and about job opportunities.
We help students to take their first steps towards an exciting career in the primary industry, and support schools too.
We teach our unit standards with the ‘real world’ in mind, so students can apply what they have learned at school when they work i...
Primary ITO aims to help New Zealand’s primary sector flourish by growing people’s skills. We lead work-based education and traini...
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The Board, the Stakeholder Council, He Kanohi Kitea, and Industry Partnership Groups (IPGs).
Our Strategic Intent and Annual Report documents.
Here’s your chance to help people and businesses thrive.
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The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) includes key changes that will create a unified vocational education system.
Supporting professional development in the dairy manufacturing and meat processing industries.
Training, mentoring, and supporting learners, and connecting people.
We recognise and value the relationships that are critical for our learners to succeed. And when our learners do succeed, it reflects on the people who have been part of the journey.
Each year, we support the prestigious Ahuwhenua trophy for young Māori farmers and growers. Young Māori Farmer/Grower Awards. Many winners and finalists have been studying with Primary ITO.
See the recent winners of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Farmer/Grower
Meet finalists Anahera Hale, Ben Purua, Quinn Morgan,
Meet finalists Maatutaera Akonga and Finnisha Tuhiwai.
Meet finalists Kirsty Roa, Tumoana Harrison-Boyd, and Taane-nui-a-Rangi Rotoatara Hubbard.
Meet finalists Mathew Pooley, Cheyenne Wilson, Harepaora Ngaheu.
Kaitiaki of the Whenua is our programme for delivering primary industries training to Wharekura in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. We take the learning to the students. The programme is based in the students’ rohe and whenua, and we deliver the training on blocks of Māori land and local marae.
The programme aims to connect our rangitahi to students’ whenua, highlight the importance of whakapapa, and recognize the pathways and opportunities that their whenua provide.
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