Grow your farming career

New Zealand has a world-class agricultural industry, with a reputation for its leading edge technological and scientific practices.  We’ve taken the best traditional farming methods, underpinned them with the latest thinking and best practice, to develop the most comprehensive, practical and relevant, apprenticeship style primary industry training. 

This is what Agri Training is offering you...

  • Earn while you learn
    You are (or will be) employed on a working farm, so what you earn makes your investment into your education the obvious choice. No debt – no student loan – no brainer!

  • Hands-on training
    Think apprenticeship style. Learning by doing! It’s practical and relevant, competency-based training designed by New Zealand farmers to deliver a complete, grassroots agricultural trades education.

You're in control of your training

  • Study designed to suit YOUR life!
    Forget traditional classrooms. You’ll be out in the paddocks and sheds, working and learning under the guidance of one of our passionate Partner Farmers. We’ve added in some block courses, discussion groups and supply ongoing mentoring. Then you choose when it’s time to hit the books! The simple to follow,  commonsense theory training is all online; anytime, from anywhere on any device.

We recognise the skills you already have

We put every trainee through our RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) assessment system. So any experience and the stuff you already know can fast-track you through parts of your diploma. Then we get on with giving you experience and knowledge in the things you don’t know. We call this training to the gaps.

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Agri Training Academy

If you’re a school leaver, or a young person wanting to move into agricultural  – start here.  The next step is a Diploma in Agriculture. It doesn’t matter if you grew up in Epsom or Outram, with the right attitude, we can develop your career in the primary sector.

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Diploma in Agriculture - Arable

With some of the most fertile and well managed land in the world, our farms contribute billions of dollars of produce and crops for consumption by the domestic and international markets.  Gain the skill and experience across all disciplines needed to feed the world.

Diploma in Agriculture - Beef, sheep and deer

The world continues to want more and more of the high quality lamb, beef and venison products we produce. This meat contributes significantly to our GDP – get in, get your hands dirty, learn and do everything you need to be successful in the livestock farming sector.

Diploma in Agriculture - Dairy

Diary in New Zealand goes from strength to strength. Become part of this multi billion dollar industry. In this diploma you’ll get  the relevant knowledge and skills to work in this dynamic industry. More importantly – you will get the hands on experience. 

Diploma in Agricultural Management

Practical, relevant and applied learning which provides you with the core skills to manage an agricultural farming business. From the hands on farming practices, financial literacy, plus fundamental people and  business management skills.

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Rural Retraining Foundation Skills Course

Looking for a career change? On farms, in food production facilities, factories and horticultural businesses – rural businesses need people NOW! This two week course gives you the foundation skills to make a career change – regardless of your age or previous experience.

We’re growing tomorrow’s farmers today!

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