Elite Education - A World Class Learning Environment - Strengthen Primary Industries
Creating a Stronger Agriculture Sector in New Zealand
Our vision is to create the next generation of agricultural knowledge and leadership through our elite education programme. Agri Training’s Diploma in Agriculture & Diploma in Agricultural Business Management are both backed by City & Guilds making the qualifications globally recognised for graduates and employers.
Our programme is run from the site of the former Winchmore Research Station. This iconic agricultural institution lead the way in farming innovation and we’re proud to continue the tradition of education to once again develop and strengthen primary industries.
Agri Training’s fundamental purpose is to lead Primary Industries qualification standards to an all-time high while preserving respected farming traditions. Our partnership with City & Guilds offers graduates and employers confidence knowing the strength of this international qualification.
Learning and Teaching
The learning and teaching belief structure at Agri Training is driven by a desire to create a stronger agriculture sector in New Zealand. Our focus is to ensure students graduate with the entire range of skills and knowledge that is required to succeed and lead in the primary industry.
Agri Training have worked to build a network of accredited farmers who understand and support our education programme by investing time into students, as mentors. Agri Training liaise with the farmers to arrange placements for students for when they start the Diploma. The programme is designed for on farm learning so students can be working to create a ‘Learn and Earn’ opportunity. This is a valuable introduction to farm life for students as their studies are in a real world farming environment.
Advisory Board – Ensuring Advice from the Best People in the Industry
Agri Training’s Advisory Board brings together a group of industry focused individuals who all share a genuine interest and passion for the primary industry.
The board is driven by a desire to see world class vocational training and achieve positive educational outcomes for the primary sector. They provide guidance for governance and compliance to ensure effective and rewarding outcomes are achieved that are beneficial to the success of the long-term primary industry in New Zealand.
Greg’s career history includes management in a corporate environment across the banking and brewing industries, and with Carter Holt Harvey in horticulture and agriculture. This is combined with 20 years of business ownership and management in primary industries including dairy farming across the South Island. This, along with experience in practical assessment and skills-based health and safety training will see Greg continue to lead Agri Training into the future as a world class education provider.
Head of Teaching
Born in Mid Canterbury, Paul began his career in agriculture working on a Fresian stud before becoming multi qualified with a Bachelor in Agriculture Commerce and related Diplomas. Paul has worked as a consultant with the NZ Dairy Board. His teaching career includes: writing course material for the Open Polytech, Lincoln, Taratahi and managing the Francis Douglas farm, teaching students farm management structure and systems for successful careers, along with curriculum delivery.