Training and Education
National certificates and other tertiary qualifications are valuable assets for any young person hoping to pursue a career in the industry.
Whether you're looking to study towards a degree at university or gain a qualification that has a practical vocational focus, there are a number of quality training institutions that offer qualifications recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
- Lincoln University
- Massey University
- Primary ITO
- Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
- Telford - a Division of Lincoln University
Lincoln University is New Zealand's specialist land-based university. As a publicly owned and operated university that exists and operates under New Zealand statute. They are 100% committed to transforming land, people and economies.
Lincoln has a wide variety of courses from Diplomas through to Degrees and Postgraduate studies that are agriculturally specific.
Another bonus of studying at Lincoln is that Hands-on-learning is one of the strengths of Lincoln University qualifications and a major reason why Lincoln University graduates and diplomats move so easily into employment.
Massey is one of the world's leading agri-food universities and a founding partner of the Food Innovation Network, working with industry to support New Zealand's food industry - a sector the University has supported for more than 80 years.
If you're interested in fundamental sciences such as chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology; they are all intrinsic in Massey's College of Sciences. However, when its activities are viewed across all the campuses of Massey University, the distinguishing character of the college is broadly defined by: agriculture, veterinary and life sciences; land, water and the environment; and industrial innovation via engineering and technology.
Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre
Taratahi Agriculture Training Centre
Taratahi has been successfully training Kiwis for agricultural careers since 1919. Taratahi offers full-time courses, extra-mural study, short courses and STAR/Gateway programmes. Taratahi has also been chosen by the Ministry of Education as the Primary Industry Trades Academy (PITA).
The main campus is based near Masterton in the Wairarapa, with non-residential campuses in Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Northland and Rodney.
Taratahi offers a unique learning environment, with thousands of hectares of commercial farm land, a fully residential campus and significant well-resourced teaching areas. There are a huge number of scholarships available for full time students too.