New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

Programme highlights

Are you considering working in the primary industries but aren't sure which sector to work in? Or would you like to prepare for studying at a higher level and develop your health and safety skills for primary industries? 

With this certificate, you'll gain hands-on experience in general garden maintenance, revegetation, lawn care, and using and maintaining tools and equipment. You'll learn the basics of general agriculture, horticulture and rural skills as well as weather, nutrition, and problem solving

With this practical programme you will also get the opportunity to go on field trips to primary industry operations and apply your skills to real-world planting projects.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, April, July, September
Study Location(s) MIT Otara and from a number of community locations across Auckland
Level 2
Domestic fees Free*
Youth Guarantee Available
Programme Code NZ2218
Duration

12 weeks (full-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 40
International Fees
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not Available
Qualification Certificate

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Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.

Entry requirements

General

Open entry for Domestic students

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Career opportunities

Learners will benefit by gaining recognition of their skills and entry into a training pathway leading to a range of careers in the primary sector.

Programme structure

This Certificate is based on both practical activities and theory content. The three courses are:

Working in the Primary Industry
Carry out a range of general garden tasks according to instructions using relevant materials, tools and equipment.  Gather weather information. Apply an understanding of nutrition, hydration and sleep for an agricultural / horticultural worker.

Revegetation
Work as a group to plant trees and shrubs as part of a revegetation project.  Apply basic trade related numeracy skills.

Practical Project
Apply an understanding of the Primary Industry, develop practical skills for a relevant industry sector, carry out practical research and work safely by applying an understanding of relevant Health and Safety requirements.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

School of Building and Civil Construction

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct at September 2018. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2019 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2019 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2019 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here manukau.ac.nz/study/apply-and-enrol/fees-and-study-costs. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2019 are based on the 2018 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2019. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.