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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

Rural Retrain Programme

Everybody has skills and knowledge that can be transferred from one job to the next. We want to utilise your abilities and build on them so you can be productive in the rural sector from day one.

When you graduate from the rural retraining programme, we’ll help place you into a job. 

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40-Week Primary Trade Programme

The Primary Trade Certificate 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.  It is a 50/50 split of practical on farm training supported with theory-based learning. 

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

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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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