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Introduction to Farm Vehicles

Introduction to Farm Vehicles

Learn about farm vehicles and improve your driving skills with our Introduction to Farm Vehicles course.

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Locations: Wairarapa (Taratahi Site)

Duration: 5 days

Dates:
09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
20 Sep 2021 - 24 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021
15 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021

Domestic Fees: *
Free (accommodation and meals included, self-catered on weekends)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This course will introduce you to a whole collection of farm vehicles, including motorbikes, quad bikes, side-by-side (LUV), and tractors. You will also learn about prestart checks, maintenance, and operations.

How to register
Apply now through the "Apply Now" button on the right, or you can chat to us by phoning 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468 265).

Accommodation
 
 

 Career & Study Outcomes

On your successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand legal requirements associated with the use of farm vehicles (both on-farm and off-farm).
  • Understand the purpose of each vehicle and appropriate use (right vehicle for the job).
  • Understand the potential risk of accidents with farm vehicles.
  • Understanding the process of pre-ride and basic maintenance of quads, motorbikes, tractors, and LUV.
  • Demonstrate quad, LUV and motorbike riding skills on mixed terrain, as well as flat riding skills.
  • Understand the impact of loads on motorbikes, LUV, and quads, and be able to ride with mounted loads.
  • Understand the impact of towing with a quad and LUV, and successfully ride both vehicles with a trailer attached.
  • Begin developing riding skills on different and rolling terrain.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification is required; however, the participants must be physically fit and be 18 years old or over.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details
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