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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. Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure).jpeg
Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa (Taratahi Site)

Duration: 5 days

2022 dates TBC

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, side-by-side (LUV), and tractors. You will also learn about prestart checks, maintenance, and operations.

Vaccination Policy

All students must be fully vaccinated by 1 March 2022 in order to study on our campuses. The only exception is for fully online programmes, or for USkills or secondary school students or those with a Ministry of Health exemption. Read more about the Policy

If you are unvaccinated please do still reach out to us, so we can talk and see if there is an alternative study option for you.

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).


 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 motorbikes, tractors, and LUV.
  • Demonstrate LUV and motorbike riding skills on mixed terrain, as well as flat riding skills.
  • Understand the impact of loads on motorbikes, LUV, and be able to ride with mounted loads.
  • Understand the impact of towing with a 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.

A verified copy of your identification

You should supply a verified copy of any of the following documents:
  • Current driver license
  • Current New Zealand passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Whakapapa statement


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

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details