Essential Farm Skills

Two year programme

Practical training

Pastoral care support

NZQA qualifications

Farming career pathway

Farmers of the future

Specialised training

GROWING FUTURE FARMERS

ESSENTIAL FARM SKILLS PROGRAMME

A two year programme with zero fees.

46 weeks each year starting mid-January and ending
mid-December Comprising of:

  • Practical workplace training and development
  • NZQA level 3 qualifications
  • Pastoral care & liaison support
  • Course Fees, Access to subsidised gear, equipment and clothing pack, and two pups provided.
  • Living Allowance bursary
THE PROGRAMME IS SUPPORTED BY
  • GFF registered farms and farm trainers throughout NZ, teaching Essential Farm Skills.
  • NZQA qualifications that are aligned to practical skill and capability with training and development designed and delivered by industry specialists linked to NZ Associations.
  • Independent Liaison Manager.
PROVIDING A CAREER PATHWAY FOR FARMERS OF THE FUTURE
  • Growing Future Farmers aims to accelerate the career of a graduate from entry level Essential Farm Skills Programme through to Advanced Farm Skills and Business Management.
  • The structured Programmes offer an array of specialised industry training and development and formal NZQA learning that includes classroom lectures, independent study and *cluster group sessions.
  • (Cluster groups are a network of learners placed on properties within one hour driving distance from one another).

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS

Empathy for animals
Attitude and
willingness to learn
Self sufficiency
Level of numeracy
and literacy
Restricted Drivers Licence
Reference from school
& character reference

APPLICATION

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