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AGRICULTURE Agriculture | Farming and Land Based Skills Horticulture | Rural Machinery


GROW YOUR FUTURE WITH AGRICULTURE Why Choose a Career in Agriculture? If you’d like to make a career in producing food or fibre for a hungry world, are interested in changing technologies and modern farming practices, enjoy the satisfaction of physical labour and would like to develop a comprehensive range of work and life skills, then a career in agriculture beckons. From working as a farm hand to managing a large agribusiness company this industry offers variety and extensive career progression. New Zealand agriculture is a growth industry and a career in its various fields offers opportunities for employment and advancement in the rural sector both nationally and internationally. Aoraki Polytechnic offers a range of specialist programmes that cater for various rural sector careers and roles.The South Island of New Zealand is an outstanding location which provides some of the best agricultural and horticultural opportunities in the country. Much of our teaching is delivered at our 60ha rural training centre. Our programmes cover a diverse range of subjects including raising sheep and cattle, pasture management, pest control, rural machinery and vehicles including ATVs, tractors and implements, soil and water management, nursery production and fencing.

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AORAKI POLYTECHNIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME INFORMATION

Why Study Agriculture at Aoraki Polytechnic? Globally Relevant Qualifications – we ensure our programmes are relevant to the real needs of industry and our specialty programmes are in demand from students around the world. Real World Practical Experience – our programmes include real work experience opportunities, for example many of our programmes include regular work placements at local agriculture related businesses. Purpose-Built Facilities and Equipment – use industry relevant facilities and equipment to ensure your experience is what future employers are looking for. Our agriculture training is delivered at our rural training centre on a fully functioning farm. Industry Connected Tutors – our tutors are industry professionals bringing years of experience and connections with industry to the classroom so you get the skills and knowledge required for your career success. Support for Your Learning – our qualified and experienced tutors and small class sizes mean that there are plenty of opportunities for individual attention and support for your learning so you’ll get the most out of your study.


PATHWAY WITH AORAKI Education Pathway AORAKI POLYTECHNIC

CERTIFICATE Level 2-4

Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2)  Certificate in Rural Machinery (Level 2) Certificate in Farming Skills (Work Ready) (Level 3) Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

Careers and further study

Careers National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2)

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n Farm assistant n Trainees in the rural sector n Cadets

National Certificate in Farming Skills (Work Ready) (Level 3) n Farm work: dairy, sheep, cattle n Agricultural contracting n Milk harvester

National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

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n Ariable farming, Cattle farming, Deer farming, Sheep farming

Certificate in Rural Machinery (Level 2) Page 6

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n Entry level farm hand

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

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n Horticulture industry

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) n Tree Care/Aborist n Garden centres

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n Greenhouses and nurseries n Landscaping

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AGRICULTURE Farming Gain practical experience in a broad range of farming skills over a full farming year. Try your hand at everything from raising sheep and cattle to pasture management, pest control and running a farm. Machinery Get behind the wheel of a range of farming machinery and vehicles including ATVs, tractors, and implements to make your mark and gain the skills to get around the farm like an old hand.

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National Certificate in Agriculture (Introductory Skills) Level 2

Janurary and July

Duration: Campus:

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2 Up to 24 weeks full-time Rural Training Centre – Timaru

If you would like to work in the rural sector our certificate provides the introductory farming and labouring skills you will need for employment.

Agriculture (Level 2)

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National Certificate in Farming Skills (Work Ready) Starts:

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Programme Recognition This programme is accredited by NZQA.

www.aoraki.ac.nz

0800 426 725 Note: All programmes subject to internal and external approval

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Aoraki Polytechnic Programme

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International Students Students for whom English is their second language, an overall IELTS score of 5.5 or an equivalent TOEFL score is required unless otherwise stated.

Programme Recognition This programme is accredited by NZQA.

www.aoraki.ac.nz

0800 426 725


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Note: All programmes subject to internal and external approval

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CAREER

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Programme Recognition This programme is accredited by NZQA and the Horticulture Industry Training Organisation.

www.aoraki.ac.nz

0800 426 725

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www.aoraki.ac.nz

0800 426 725

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At Aoraki Polytechnic, you can choose from a wide range of courses and programmes at Certificate and Diploma level designed to help you achieve your career goals and support your success.

Education Pathways Aoraki offers a range of pathway opportunities to higher study. Many of our qualifications have pathways and cross credits to degrees at our respected partner universities and polytechnics.

Career Success Aoraki is committed to providing innovative and vocationally relevant qualifications and listening to the needs of businesses and community, ensuring our programmes are well supported and have excellent employment outcomes.

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Reasons to study at Aoraki Polytechnic • Friendly and supportive learning environment • Pathways to Degrees • Practical skills using industry relevant equipment • Excellent employment outcomes • Internationally recognised qualifications • Strong links with industry • Highly trained tutors who have a wide range of experience in their respective areas of expertise


ENROL NOW 3 EASY STEPS TO ENROLMENT

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Step 1. Application All full-time programmes require an application. You can fill out an application form online at www.aoraki.ac.nz/enrolment/enrolment-form/ Alternatively you can request a form by contacting our student advisors on 0800 426 725 We take applications right up until the programme commences.

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Step 2. Entry Criteria You may be invited to attend an interview or information sharing meeting with the programme tutor/staff to ensure you meet programme entry criteria. You may also view the facilities and discuss the programme in more detail. You are welcome to bring family or whanau support. If all criteria are met we’ll send you a letter of acceptance offering you a place on the programme. Some programmes may “wait list” where applications exceed enrolment.

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Step 3. Enrolment Along with your acceptance letter we’ll send you an enrolment pack. To enrol: • Complete the Enrolment Form. • Provide enrolment documentation as detailed in the enrolment pack. • Return everything to us either by post or in person together with the $100 non-refundable deposit.

Career Advice Friendly, helpful careers and study advice Our Student Advisors are your contact for careers advice and any information relating to career options and study at Aoraki Polytechnic. Phone: 0800 426 725 Email: study@aoraki.ac.nz

Mature students Applications for mature students (over 20 years of age) are welcomed. Special Admission Students who do not meet the entry requirements (or equivalent) may apply to the Head of School for special admission. Admission under these circumstances will be made at the discretion of the Head of School. Recognition of Prior Learning Aoraki Polytechnic has Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) processes to assess relevant, current skills and knowledge gained from previous study and learning. Please contact Aoraki Polytechnic if you think you might have previous learning that could be credited towards an Aoraki Polytechnic qualification. Verification of Citizenship/Permanent Residency For information about the documentation required for verification of Citizenship or Permanent Residency, please refer to the Aoraki Polytechnic Guide to Enrolment. StudyLink For Student Loan and/or Allowance information please contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or visit the website www.studylink.govt.nz International Code of Practice CODE Aoraki Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/international. IMMIGRATION Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz. ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH SERVICES Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz. ACCIDENT INSURANCE The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents, and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz MEDICAL AND TRAVEL INSURANCE International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand. Disclaimer Every attempt is made to ensure this brochure is correct at time of printing (May 2011). Aoraki Polytechnic reserves the right to alter programme start dates or amend programme content as required. Commencement of all programmes is subject to sufficient enrolments and gaining internal and external approvals. Fees may also be subject to some alteration prior to commencement of the programme. The information in this brochure is for domestic students and New Zealand residents only. Please contact us for information about international enrolments.

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