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

Course details

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

About the course

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 strands in Specialist Equipment and Infrastructure) [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.

Study Pathways

On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (with optional strands in Specialist Equipment and Infrastructure) [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.

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Hawke’s Bay Campus

About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland. Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa. EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street! When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.

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