When you complete this Level 3 programme, you will have the skills to safely operate vehicles in a Primary Industry context. This could include tractors, quad bikes, motorcycles, light utility vehicles and Class 2 vehicles. You will also work with different types of machinery such as Hydraladas or chainsaws.
There is also an infrastructure strand that allows students to develop skills in fencing or irrigation in relation to either horticulture or agriculture.
On successful completion of this qualification you can pursue employment as a; machine/vehicle operator or general hand in a primary industry context most likely in the horticulture or agriculture sector.
The NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills [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.
Primary industry workplaces will benefit by having staff with the skills to safely and effectively complete operational activities relevant to vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.
As a graduate you will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry and enables
improved job performance.
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.
Management of Workplace Risks and Personal Wellbeing – 15 credits
Mechanised Equipment – Vehicles – 15 credits
Mechanised Equipment – Machinery – 10 credits
Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision.
On successful completion of this qualification you can pursue employment as:
A general hand, junior shepherd, farm assistant, seasonal worker, pack house worker, orchard harvester, machinery operator, heavy transport
operator or in other similar roles in rural based workplaces.
On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills[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].