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. 

Rural Retrain programme

Intro to the Primary Industries

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.

Diploma in Primary Business 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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Farm Cadet Trade Certificate

Are you working in the rural sector and wanting to develop your skills, better still have them recognised? Or are you are considering a career in the agricultural sector and want support while you complete your trade?  Then this is the course for you. 

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Primary Trade Certificate

This practical on farm training is designed to give you an relevant foundation to start your agri-business career. If you are already working in the rural sector and you want your skills recognised or you are interested in a career in the agricultural industry this is the course for you. 

On farm short courses

Practical Short Courses

These practical on farm courses cover skills and safety requirements for staff on farms. Whether it is refresher training to keep your team’s skills current or the basics to get them started, we can design courses to meet the needs of your team on farm. 

Course Calendar

May 2021
June 2021
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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.

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’re growing tomorrow’s farmers today!

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