A: Yes subject to prior board approval. Terms and conditions apply.
A: Yes – subject to prior Board approval. Terms and conditions apply.
A: No. The annual training programme is compulsory. It is important to remember GFF Students are not employees, they are students on farm to train.
A: GFF have processes and procedures in place led by our Liaison and Pastoral Care Manager to manage and resolve any problems.
A. Yes. Terms and conditions apply.
A: On average a student is away from the farm approximately one day a fortnight. Every Friday morning Students must meet via zoom with their Liaison Manager to discuss their training.
A: The course is 46 weeks per year for all students. Students take an Easter Break and a mid-year Holiday for two weeks in July.
Y 1 Students attend GFF Essential Farm Skills Orientation activities and don’t arrive on farm until early February. Y1 students finish in mid-December.
The Y 2 Programme starts earlier in January and take one week holiday in September to explore employment opportunities when they graduate.
A: Over the Christmas break Students may choose to find a holiday job or spend time with family and friends. It is their decision, they are not employees.
A: Yes. Students can access www.studylink.govt.nz for more information.
A: The Farm provides a monthly donation to the GFF Trust. Terms and conditions apply.
A: The farm provides the 6 week old pups.
Y 1 Programme - The farmer provides one 6 week old heading pup in February, and one 6 week old Huntaway pup in August.
The GFF working dog programme has been designed by specialists and the Y1 Programme does not allow a student to have any other older working dogs.
Y 2 Programme - Subject to terms and conditions, and at the discretion of the farm Trainer, the Y2 programme can include other working dogs.
A: No. The cloud-based Programme requires the student to have daily access to Wi-Fi.
A Yes. To be enrolled in the Programme Students must have their own phone and computer. Students are eligible for a student loan to cover this cost.