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 will gain lots of practical experience on the Tai Poutini Polytechnic training farm in Reefton. You will learn about tractors, quad bikes, and LUV's as well as farm machinery, carry out farm maintenance like fence repairs, understand health and safety and learn to identify risks


Farming qualifications


The New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (level 3) with optional strands in specialist equipment and infrastructure offers learners skills in working safely on farm with a range of vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.


18 Weeks Full-time


On campus


Greymouth, Reefton

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.