New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills


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International students are welcome and come from all over the world to TrainMe.

TrainMe is a division of ATC New Zealand which was formed in 1984. It offers a unique Christian-based environment for study.

Christian values of care, honour and respect are part of our culture and are all designed to help learners excel.  People of all religions and cultures are most welcome to study at TrainMe.


About This Course

The emphasis of this course is on improving productivity and agricultural efficiency. Students will be able to apply the skills and knowledge gained and contribute to the improvement and development of agricultural practices in their own country.

Students will learn:

  • Use of farm vehicles – intensive training on the safe use of quad bikes, farm motorcycles, tractors and chainsaws.
  • Pasture control – an introduction to grazing and pasture management.
  • Fencing – methods of livestock control with fencing methods.
  • Animal health – skills in dairy herd health care and animal handling.
  • Livestock feeding – knowledge of seasonal livestock demands and feeding systems.
  • Dairy shed hygiene and milking – preparation for milking, milking procedures and equipment cleaning.
  • Injury and Safety factors – the identification and elimination of farm hazards.

 

EMPLOYMENT

If your visa conditions allow, we work closely with an agricultural employment consultant who will assist you to gain either seasonal, part-time or full-time employment on a dairy farm.

Please note this course is not a pathway to a residence in New Zealand.

 

ENTRY CRITERIA:

  • Prospective students must have applied for and been accepted on a study visa, not visitor’s visa.
  • Be able to show a source of funds and provide a history of payments in their bank accounts that go back 6 months.
  • Students must be aged between 18-50 years of age.
  • Have completed an agriculture related qualification of at least 3 months duration.
  • Have paid all monies required before the course start date.
  • All students are required to stay in a Homestay unless an exemption has been approved by the Head of School. An 'Exemption from Homestay' form must be completed.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Prospective students will need a drivers licence.
  • We cannot accept a student who is under 5’2” as this is a health and safety issue and are at risk of injury during milking.

 

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS:

Before enrolling, please read the School Prospectus - see Course Documents section below.

We highly recommend that you apply to enrol through a reputable immigration agent in your home country. Contact us at  info@trainme.org.nz for a list of agents.

The application process will require you to provide the following documents, completed in English, plus verified copies of your passport, qualifications and an up to date CV:

 

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Key Information

Qualification

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2)

Level

Level 2

Credits

40

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

12 weeks

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

If English is your second language you must provide evidence of adequate English skills to gain entry to the course.
Prospective students must have applied for and been accepted on a study visa, not visitor’s visa.
Be able to show a source of funds and provide a history of payments in their bank accounts that go back 6 months.
Students must be aged between 18-50 years of age.
Have completed an agriculture related qualification of at least 3 months duration.
Have paid all monies required before the course start date.

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available No
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Student Fees Course cost: NZ$5,400.00. Course material fee (gumboots, rain jacket etc): NZ$510.00

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.


Course Documents


Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 13 August 2018 $0.00 $6210.00
Hamilton 4 February 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 13 May 2019 $0.00 Unavailable
Hamilton 19 August 2019 $0.00 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.


FAQ'S

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills

We have two values that we use to guide our decisions:

God Honouring (He whakahonore i te Atua) 

  • Ministry - wherever, whenever be like Jesus
  • Integrity - be true to our word, and do what is morally right
  • Stewardship - future focussed, managing and investing wisely

Client Focussed (He manaaki i te tangata)

  • Service - serve, respect and value our clients
  • Innovation - constant improvement
  • Excellence - excel in all that we do

Many students find that study in New Zealand is very different from what they are used to.  New Zealand educators value active participation in class.  Students are expected to ask questions and also be expected to complete background readings during the coursework.  Teachers facilitate your learning, but do not provide all that you will need to know. 

If you have a licence in your own country, you can apply for an International Driver’s Licence before you leave.  This is valid for one year before you need to take the New Zealand driving tests.  Check with the New Zealand Embassy in your own country for further details of requirements: http://www.nzembassy.com/

This depends on the length of the course you are enrolling in.
Students doing a course lasting two or more years are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year. 

Students doing a one-year course or more are eligible to work full-time over the summer holiday period.
To work you will need to apply for a variation of conditions to your student permit. However, you need to know that jobs are not always easy to come by and, by law, preference has to be given to New Zealand citizens or residents.

We give your details to a local International Employment/Immigration Agency, who will endeavour to locate a position on a farm in New Zealand.

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