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National Certificate in Agriculture (General Skills) (Level 2) – Taratahi

This certificate is ideal if you're already working in farming but want to up-skill and/or formalise your current work experience. Or, it's also perfect if you're new to the agriculture industry and are wanting to acquire some fundamental knowledge before pursuing a future in farming. Subject areas include hazard identification and control, use of agricultural vehicles including 4WDs, basic fencing, workplace safety, use of chainsaws and agrichemicals, and first aid.

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Brett Carroll, Diploma in Horticulture Graduate

EIT has a good reputation in the horticulture field.  They have great tutors that will inspire you and help you towards your goal.  I know have the knowledge I need to develop my lifestyle block and to sustain the land for the enjoyment of others.

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Paul Evans

Paul is a Massey graduate and has been with the EIT for three years on a part time basis he grew up on the family farm in the Northern Wairarapa. Paul brings to the course over 20 years’ experience as a Rural Banker with the then National Bank and has banked agribusiness both large and small in the pastoral, horticultural and viticulture sectors here in the Hawke’s Bay.

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Agribusiness Consultant joins EIT Council

Newly appointed to the EIT Council, Gisborne-based agribusiness consultant Hilton Collier believes diversity in educational programmes enhances the interconnectedness of communities like Tairāwhiti read more....


EIT together with Taratahi offer a practical and hands on learning experience.  Our rural section runs a 45 ha. sheep and beef farm with sheep and cattle yards and a woolshed.  Well stocked tractor and implement sheds provide students with the fencing, handpiece and forestry equipment to learn a wide range of agricultural skills.  A demonstration vineyard is sited adjacent to the winery, as well as greenhouses, hydroponics and workrooms.

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