40-Week Primary trade Programme

This programme will be covered by the government fee free scheme for the 2022 year.

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This programme is focused on starting you off as a good practitioner in your chosen field. It is practically geared and emphasises teamwork, professionalism and working together for mutual success.  This is a 50/50 split of practical on farm training supported with theory based learning. 

It is an immersive programme where learning is fast-paced, engaging and rewarding. We place you in employment and provide pastoral care to help transition you into your industry. Each person will become proficient at a variety of general agricultural tasks as well as becoming a specialist in one of the three disciplines on offer.

This programme is offered at our Winchmore campus, if you are from outside the area we will work with you to find suitable accommodation for billets to shared flats.

The entry requirements are: NZ Citizen or permanent resident, 17 – 24 years of age, a commitment to embark on a career in the food and fibre sector. 


The programme provides a:

  • Wide range of practical experience on multiple disciplines
  • Focus on performance and integrity
  • Low tutor ratio for maximum knowledge transfer (15:1 Max)
  • High intensity course, you will be pushed to achieve
  • Placement into industry with a progressive employer
  • A pastoral care package to help you transition to employment
Real training with real outcomes

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This programme provides you with the opportunity to complete a New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture and the Agri Training Primary Trade Certificate.

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