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UCOL’s Agriculture programmes in beekeeping, farming and horticulture will provide you great opportunities throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui-Wairarapa regions to up-skill, or get started on your agricultural career. Taught by industry professionals and delivered through hands-on learning in real environments, you’ll gain a qualification alongside the knowledge, skills and practice to perform optimally in the agriculture and sustainable primary industries.

Delivery is split into theory, technical skills and practical work to help you gain a good mix of essential skills and knowledge in the classroom, on-line and on the land.

UCOL's Agriculture programmes fall under the Primary Industries Vocational Pathway.

  • Agribusiness


    Help shape and develop New Zealand’s dynamic agriculture sector and gain essential skills for a successful career. Agribusiness study at UCOL is designed for those in a management position in agribusiness, or those who have relevant experience ready to move into a management position within the agricultural sector.

  • Basic Beekeeping

    Bee carrying pollen on a flower

    Discover the fascinating world of beekeeping and how to install, track, and maintain beehives for sustainability and growth using organic methods. With extensive international work experience, our lecturer will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to work safely and productively in a beekeeping environment meeting necessary compliance requirements. 

  • Farming

    A sheepdog herds sheep on a farm

    With our experienced tutors in farming (a high country station manager and a sheep and crop farmer) you will learn the skills you need to have from day one on the farm. You will be able to apply what you learn to different types of farms and many diverse roles within the industry. Many graduates go directly from their studies into full-time employment.