Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry)

The overall aim of the programme is to provide learning experiences that enable students to further develop their core Livestock husbandry knowledge, skills and personal attributes required for specialising in either Dairy or Meat and Fibre sectors within the Agricultural industry.

  • Level:
  • Credit Value:
  • Awards:
    New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry)
  • Location:
  • Method of Study:
    Full time
  • Holiday Duration:
    2 weeks
  • Teaching Duration:
    22 weeks
  • Total Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Start Date:
    17 June 2019
  • End Date:
    15 November 2019
  • $3,811

    Free fees may apply, refer to

  • Domestic Breakdown
  •   Tuition Fee:
  •   Student Service Fee:
  •   NZQA Fee:

Core Elements

The core elements are covered in the following categories:

  • Assist with mating and parturition
  • Assist with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of livestock health problems
  • Assist with the rearing of livestock

Programme Structure and Workload

The programme has a mixture of classroom theory and on farm practical work experience as well as work experience placement where appropriate.

Further Study Paths

Level 4 or higher studying within the Primary I.T.O.

Career Opportunities

  • Agriculture contracting
  • Farm manager
  • Share milking
  • A.I technician
  • Dry stock farming

Entry Criteria

  • Applicants must be over 16 years of age.
  • Minimum of three years secondary school of completion of NCEA level 1 or 2.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must meet IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5 or above. Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.

Special notes

  • Students can be enrolled in the above where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.
  • Special Entry may be granted where evidence exists that the applicant can successfully complete the programme.