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New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3)

with optional strands in Specialist Equipment, and Infrastructure.

Are you keen to get work assisting farm, stable or nursery daily operations? UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills programme will help you gain a range of operational skills that are in demand.

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Quick info

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North and UCOL Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: 12-18 weeks

Dates:
Palmerston North
28 Feb 2022 - 20 May 2022

Masterton
31 Jan 2022 - 22 Apr 2022

Domestic Fees: *
Eligible for fees-free until 31 Dec 2022Scholarship info

International Fees:*
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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.

The New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills is for learners 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.

This qualification helps you develop your skills for safely and effectively completing operational activities involving vehicles, machinery, and infrastructure in the workplace.

Note: Components of this course are delivered at Taratahi (non-residential)

Fees-Free

This programme is eligible for fees-free study under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.

You don’t need to apply to access the fund - just enrol in an eligible programme, and the TTAF process will take care of the fees until 31 December 2022.

Please contact the info centre for more details.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of this programme 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.

Career outcome
Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as a general hand, junior shepherd, farm assistant, harvester, assistant beekeeper, stable assistant, nursery worker or in other similar roles in primary industry workplaces.

 Course Information

The programme consists of 40-60 credits.

Management of workplace risks and personal wellbeing (15 Credits)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify risks that can affect personal wellbeing and describe and apply wellbeing management strategies for operational activities.
  • Identify and discuss factors that can contribute to primary industry workplace risks.
  • Describe primary industry workplace strategies to eliminate or minimise risks.
  • Provide and manage first aid in a primary industry workplace.

Mechanised equipment – vehicles (15 Credits)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain compliance requirements and environmental implications for safe and effective operation of specific primary industry vehicles.
  • Explain the purpose, functions, components, maintenance, and environmental implications for operating specific primary industry vehicles.
  • Safely operate specific primary industry vehicles

Mechanised equipment – machinery (10 Credits)

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, functions, components, maintenance, and environmental implications of specific primary industry machinery.
  • Safely operate small powered machinery and equipment for specific primary industry purposes.

Specialist equipment (optional strand) (10 Credits)

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, functions, components, and maintenance requirements of specific primary industry specialist equipment.
  • Safely operate specialist equipment for specific primary industry operation.

Infrastructure (optional strand) (10 Credits)

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose, functions, and components for safe and effective activities and maintenance of specific primary industry infrastructure.
  • Safely maintain primary industry infrastructure for a specific operation. 

 Accreditation

The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.

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