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FREE | NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with an optional strand in Specialist Equipment with Class 2 Licence) [Level 3]

Study Options

Full-time

Length

15 weeks

Level

Level 3

Professional Skills for Primary Industries

This programme will enable you to gain your Class 2 drivers licence. It is the first part of the driving programmes and you can progress to the NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) [Level 3] where you can complete your Class 4 and 5 drivers licence. EIT has its own commercial vehicles for you to drive and sit your licence.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

On successful completion of this qualification you can pursue employment as a heavy transport operator.

On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with an optional strand in Specialist Equipment with Class 2 Licence) [Level 3] you may choose to continue with your studies by enrolling in the NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) [Level 3].

Outline

The NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with an optional strand in Specialist Equipment with Class 2 Licence) [Level 3] aims to provide you with the ability to safely and effectively carry out a range of operational activities which involve vehicles and machinery.

The road transport industry is short of qualified drivers. This programme is well supported by industry and is for those who need to gain a Class 2 licence and who may then want to enrol in the NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) [Level 3]. This programme also includes wheels, tracks and rollers, and forklift endorsement with OSH certificate.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Identify and assist with the management of workplace risks.
  • Plan and carry out operational activities using mechanised equipment with consideration for environmental impacts.
  • Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities.

Graduates of the Specialist Equipment strand will also be able to:

  • Operate specialist equipment for primary industry operational activities.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Have held a New Zealand Class 1 licence for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Demonstrate the ability to drive a manual gearbox vehicle.
  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain a NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) DL9 medical certificate in no more than 60 days.

Due to NZTA licensing requirements, no international applicants will be enrolled.

Applicants must also have:

  • NCEA Level 1 OR
  • A qualification at Level 1 or above, with evidence of Literacy and Numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1) OR
  • Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including Literacy and Numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA Level 1.

In the latter two situations you may be required to participate in an enrolment interview with the purpose of verifying the evidence.

 

Dates

Various start dates throughout the year commencing in February

Please contact the Programme Secretary for details on 06 869 0820 or phuberts@eit.ac.nz

 

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairawhiti Campus

 

Scholarships

EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact scholarships@eit.ac.nz or call in for a chat.