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Primary Trade Certificate

Taking your skills to the next level

The Primary Trade Certificate is designed to give you a practical and highly relevant foundation to build an agri-business career. With practical on farm training, you will be exposed to all factors driving New Zealand farming, and you can choose your specialty from dairy, arable, sheep, beef or deer. 

The trade certificate provides a comprehensive look at both practical and technical skills and requirements based around farm operations. As with any apprenticeship, you will receive hands-on learning experience through your farm employment, combined with industry knowledge provided by our expert training advisors.

Agri Training uses high quality practical training, backed with sound theory for good farm management, while robust health and safety practices are at the core of all our learning outcomes for cadets.  We pride ourselves on our results.

This certificate is suitable for those already working in the rural sector and want their skills recognised; those interested in developing a career in the agricultural industry; or those who are considering a career in the agriculture sector and want support while completing their trade.  

Why study with us?

This is real training with real outcomes – it’s not classroom based learning. It’s hands on training giving you practical skills. It’s been designed by Kiwi farmers for Kiwi farmers to ensure graduates receive a trade qualification in agriculture which is totally relevant.

We’ve taken tradition, added in technology and developed an internationally recognised certificate which delivers the highest level of industry qualified professionals.

We’re growing tomorrow’s farmers today!


    Want to know more?

    Trade Certificate Duration: On average a certificate will take you two to two and a half years.

    Fees: Register your interest and depending on your previous rural experience, your training goals and career aspirations, we will provide a customised fees plan.

    Next intake: Register and we’ll send you the schedule

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