Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Level 5)
NZQF Level 5

About the course

This programme is designed for owners and managers in agricultural businesses, including those who have relevant industry experience and are ready to advance into a management capacity.

It is structured for people who are working; with face-to-face courses offered in rural locations, as well as block courses and online learning available to suit students’ work commitments.

Student in this programme will :​ Be able to achieve business and career goals faster Gain the confidence to present accounts and plans to banks, accountants, and other rural professionals in the best way possible Make decisions based on sound judgement
Work with their own agribusiness’ statistics Gain ideas and inspiration from colleagues Have a highly respected, industry-recognised qualification Be able to directly apply what they’ve learnt to their own agribusiness

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have gained: i) 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in English or Māori; or ii) A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 3 or above; or iii) Equivalent; and iv) Must be in a position to access financial and production performance information about a specific agribusiness.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

About the provider

Based in Hamilton, the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), is one of the country’s largest institutes of technology. We deliver high-quality education across vocational (technical) and professional fields of study to approximately 13,000 students, across over 130 different courses.

At Wintec students are educated in a way that builds their confidence and gets them work-ready. We differ from other types of tertiary providers in the way students get the chance to put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start. You will get to work on real-life projects based on relevant topics and themes as if you were in the workplace. You will also get involved in work placements. This means that by the time you graduate, you will be confident in your skills and knowledge, and know-how to apply your learnings. Our academic staff have years of industry experience between them, which means they can guide you on your journey.

Wintec maintains collaborative relationships with local industry and iwi to identify the needs of the region and community. Fostering strong networks that our students and graduates benefit from is a high priority for us.  Understanding the needs of local industry, what type of graduates they need now, and what they will need in the future is critical to assisting industry and our graduates.