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Dairy Technician

Our 12-week full-time ag training course leads you into work as a dairy assistant. We train you in the basic skills needed on a dairy farm and then match you with an employer. Our primary goal is to get you into good sustainable employment.

Why choose dairy as a career?

There are currently thousands of dairy roles right now in New Zealand and with a starting salary of 47K – 50K plus accommodation per annum, it’s an obvious choice. 

Once you begin your dairy career, progression is fast. Start work as a dairy assistant, you could be second-in-charge in two to three years and the manager in five years.  We want to help you get there by providing training and then employment once you have completed that training.

This programme is currently funded and fees are free.


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We focus on the essential skills of:

  • Practical milking
  • Fence repair skills
  • Farm bike skills
  • Tractor and loader skills
  • Feeding and grazing

We help you:

  • Become a reliable skilled technician
  • Foster good work ethics
  • Gain quality sustainable employment
  • Plan your career progression
  • Integrate into your new community 

We want to hear from you if you:

  • Are over 16 years of age
  • Can attend our course at our Winchmore training facility on the dates required
  • Can move onto a farm for employment


Upon completion, students will receive a New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture Level 2, delivered in partnership with NTA, and the Agri Training Primary Trade Certificate. 

Entry Requirements:

  • Open to New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents,
  • Aged 16+
  • With a commitment to embark on a career in the food and fibre sector 

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