Course details

Vocational Pathways Primary Industries - Agriculture
Domestic tuition $0 per year
NZQF Level 2

About the course

The programme is designed to provide learners with relevant skills and work ready attributes to prepare them to enter a range of industries in entry-level positions, or progress to further study, and to provide new ways for learners to achieve NCEA Level 2 and develop pathways that progress to further study, training and employment.
Areas studied include:
  • Health and Safety both on the farm and personal
  • Health and Nutrition (Personal)
  • Literacy and Numeracy for farming 
  • Two wheelers and quads
  • Animal handling and welfare
  • Livestock feed requirements 

Entry requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

Be 16 years at the time of commencing study or 15 years with a school leaving certificate.
Be proficient in the English language (both written and spoken).
Not hold NCEA Level 2 or similar qualifications.

Enrolment may be subject to an interview process

About the provider

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. From certificates to postgraduate studies, we offer NZQA programmes for students to learn at a level and pathway that suits them.

We are home to the Zero Fees Scheme and are the only tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a no tuition cost education to domestic NZ students for every year of study, at all levels.

We offer SIT programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning.

We also have specialised faculties in music and rural education - MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Auckland & Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago.


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