Course Fees, Costs, and Basic Info

Course Fees

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Rural Animal Technology)
NZ Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Agriculture) Level 2
New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Horticulture) Full time & Distance Level 2
General English (Full Time Intensive)
General English (Part Time Intensive)
English + Horse Riding or Agriculture

Other Costs

Additional Costs (Non-tuition)
Immigration Fee (If work visa is required)

What is included with our course fees?

The following items are free/included with our course fees:

  • Computer & wireless internet access
  • Assistance to find work
  • Help with further study placement
  • Student kitchen to make light meals
  • Tea and coffee

Recognition of NTA Courses

All NTA Courses are recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

Work Rights

General Full-time English only: If you study at NTA for 14 weeks or more you are eligible under new immigration rules to work part-time, outside your study hours, up to 20 hours per week.

Vocational Courses

Immigration rules do not allow students to work during their study, however, if you want to work in the industry you are training for after you have graduated, NTA Recruitment will assist you to find employment.

We cannot guarantee you a job. (Extra costs apply to see Immigration fees above).

Note: Some students will require a medical and or X-Ray to apply for a work visa.

NTA use Greenstone Global to assist students to apply for a work visa. (Costs are shown above).

NTA cannot guarantee you a visa as visa approval is subject to immigration policy criteria after assessment of your application.

All fees are in NZ$ and include government taxes. For groups, our price is negotiable depending on numbers and the programme delivered.

Code of Practice for the Pastoral care of International Students

NTA has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website at

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Age of Students Accepted

  • 18+ for Vocational Courses
  • 12+ for all English courses