This certificate comprises theory, technical and practical farming skills to make you work ready for a career in agriculture. You'll have the opportunity to choose from a strand in sheep and beef, or dairy farming (Hawke’s Bay campus only).
You'll gain essential experience with chainsaws, tractors, ATVs, motorbikes, fencing, soils, water, agrichemicals, stock handling and animal husbandry as well as other aspects of farming including a good understanding of the annual farming calendar.
Jonathon Newby, Horticulture Cadetship – National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Fruit Production) (Level 4) Student
My qualification from EIT has enabled me to be employed in the horticulture industry worldwide and also helped me win the NZ National Young Fruit Grower of the Year title.
I have been working in the agricultural sector for over forty years. Originally from the UK I emigrated to NZ in 1986 and worked as a dairy farm manager in the Waikato. From 1995-2009 my wife, family and I lived in Tanzania, East Africa working in the area of community development. I facilitated farmers groups to help enable them better use their resources and improve their livelihoods. I also taught agriculture at certificate level.
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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