This programme is a draft outline and is subject to change and approval

TPP is seeking stakeholder input on this potential new offering. For more information or to register your interest contact TPP on 0800 800 411

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the skills and knowledge required for employment in the agriculture sector.

  • Level:
    2
  • Credit Value:
    20
  • Location:
    Reefton (TBC)
  • Teaching Duration:
    9am – 4.30pm
  • Total Duration:
    4 weeks, 35 hours per week
  • Start Date:
    Please enquire
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Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the students will be able to:

  1. Safely operate farm vehicles and equipment, range: LUV, tractor, quad bike
  2. Assist with stock movement and health management, range: stock movement, calving, mating
  3. Maintain own safety in a farming environment
  4. Set up, shift and operate electric fencing

 

Indicative Content

  • Safe operation of a quad bike in a rural environment
  • Safe operation of a tractor in a rural environment
  • Safe operation of an LUV in a rural environment
  • Livestock behaviour and welfare
  • Springing cows and calving
  • Animal mating and pregnancy
  • Electric fencing
  • Maintain personal safety in a farming environment

 

Non Assessed Courses

  1. Safe Operation of Farm Equipment and Machinery
    People completing this course will have been taught to:
    • Describe the safe operation of a quad bike
    • Safely operate a quad bike on flat terrain under supervision
    • Describe the safe operation of a tractor
    • Safely operate a tractor on flat terrain under supervision
    • Describe the safe operation of a Light Utility Vehicle
    • Safely operate a Light Utility Vehicle on flat terrain under supervision
  2. Livestock Behaviour and Welfare
    People completing this course will have been taught to:
    • Recognise animal welfare and health issues
    • Recognise animal behaviour and apply appropriate strategies as a farm assistant to maintain animal welfare and personal safety
    • Apply strategies and actions to maintain personal safety when working with or around animals
  3. Springing and Calving Cows
    People completing this course will have been taught to:
    • Apply knowledge of calving cows in a farming environment to maintain animal health and welfare
    • Apply strategies and actions to maintain personal safety when working with calving cows
  4. Animal Mating and Pregnancy
    People completing this course will been taught to:
    • Describe cattle reproductive organs, cycles and processes
    • Apply strategies and actions to maintain personal safety when working with breeding stock
  5. Electric fencing
    People completing this module will have been instructed on:
    • The safe setup, maintenance, checking and moving of electric fencing

 

PRE-REQUISITES

NZ Restricted driver’s license

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Physically and mentally fit and able to reasonably work in a farming environment. Evidenced by: Personal declaration

 

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