New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery & Infrastructure) Level 3

Strategic Purpose Statement

The purpose of this qualification is to provide rural workplaces with individuals who have the ability to safely carry out a range of activities for the efficient operation of a rural workplace, including the use and maintenance of workplace vehicles, machinery, and infrastructure.

This qualification is intended for learners from a wide range of rural workplaces who want to further develop their skills and abilities, school leavers, people who may have changed careers, adult learners new to the agriculture industry or graduates of the NZ Certificate in Agriculture (farming systems) Level 3. All of whom would complete the qualification prior to employment in the agriculture industry.

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Graduate Profile

Graduates of this qualification will be cable of building on their basic skills and knowledge in the area of agriculture that they are either employed in or seeking employment in. It is a qualification for people with some experience in the agriculture industry, and on completion, they will be capable of working under limited supervision in the agriculture community with responsibility for work outcomes. Graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and assist with the management of workplace hazards. (Rural Health Safety).
  • Carry out a range of activities related to the use and/or maintenance of workplace vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.
  • Water Supply.
  • Fencing Skills.
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws.
  • Quad Bike/Motorcycle and Tractor safety.

Education Pathways

This qualification may lead onto the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) with strands in Arable Farming, Dairy Farming, and Livestock Farming or other industry qualifications.

Employment Pathway

Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as a general hand, junior shepherd, farm assistant, or in other similar roles in rural workplaces.

Entry Criteria

Open entry with an interest in agriculture. Students must enjoy working in an outdoor environment and with animals. You will be a motivated learner with a keen interest in agriculture.

A student fee applies. Contact us for eligibility criteria and course fees. Programme approved for international students.

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