FREE | NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with optional Specialist Equipment and Infrastructure strands) [Level 3]

Study Options

Full-time, Part-time

Length

12 - 18 weeks

Level

Level 3

Professional Skills for Primary Industries

The purpose of this qualification is to provide primary industry workplaces with individuals who can safely and effectively carry out operational activities which involve vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

On successful completion of this qualification you can pursue employment as:

  • Bee keeper, heavy transport operator, shepherd, orchard harvester, machinery operator, farm assistant, seasonal worker, pack house worker, general hand or in other similar roles in rural-based workplaces.

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

 

Outline

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

Upon graduating you will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry and enables improved job performance.

Primary industry workplaces will benefit by having staff with the skills to safely and effectively complete operational activities relevant to vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.

This qualification is for those from a wide range of primary industry workplaces who want to develop a range of competencies that contribute to the safe and effective operation of a primary industry workplace.

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.

Graduates of the Infrastructure strand will also be able to:

  • Carry out activities related to the maintenance of workplace infrastructure.

Dates

Various start dates throughout the year commencing February.

Please contact the Programme Secretary in your region for details:

Tairāwhiti Phillipa Huberts | Phone: 06 869 3004 | Email: phuberts@eit.ac.nz
Hawke’s Bay Diana Morris | Phone: 06 830 1057 | Email: dmorris@eit.ac.nz

Study Pathways

On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with optional Specialist Equipment and Infrastructure strands) [Level 3] you may choose to continue with your studies by enrolling in the following:

  • NZ Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) [Level 3], NZ Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production) [Level 3], NZ Certificate in Land Based Sustainable Practices [Level 3], NZ Certificate in Horticulture (General) [Level 3] or NZ Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) [Level 3].

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

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.