Make your living off the land with our practical, supportive and flexible agriculture learning options. With no shortage of jobs available in New Zealand’s primary industries, we’ll get you ready for work in no time.

You get the best of both worlds when you study agriculture with us, thanks to a new partnership with the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. Study options are flexible and we work with you to transition you to a job on the farm as soon as you’ve mastered the fundamental skills you need. Wrap-around support means we’re always here to help – even after you’ve started work.

Learning is practical in nature, with plenty of time spent on our Reefton training farm. You’ll learn how to work with livestock, drive four wheelers, carry out farm maintenance like fence repairs, learn about pasture, feed and soil management, understand biosecurity, assist with milking, understand health and safety and learn to identify risks.

Dairy Farming qualifications


The NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) Dairy Strand offers you a new, flexible approach to learning. Aiming to get people into paid employment faster.


42 Weeks Full-time


Blended learning


Reefton, Greymouth

Career potential

Farm Hand, Shepherd

Rianna Climo

Rianna Climo

Student story

Rianna got a taste of working on the farm and knew she was keen on physical work and making a living off the land.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.