NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Production Management (Livestock Production).xml NZ Certificate in Primary Industry Production Management (Livestock Production)

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CertificatePart time - up to two years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



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Course related costs

Advised on enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

3 February for March start


TImaru and Ashburton


Advance your career in the primary industries with livestock production management expertise.

This programme covers a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge aimed and enabling you to achieve livestock production goals.

You'll learn how develop, implement and monitor feeding, breeding and animal health plans; identify, analyse and benchmark high performance in a primary industry production system and recommend strategies for improvement; understand water, land management and sustainable practices; and work within workplace health and safety legislation and animal welfare standards.

Your studies will involve weekly workshops, written assessments and the development of a portfolio. You'll also conduct a practical investigation and write a reflective journal to support your portfolio.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 70 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 2

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll be equipped for employment in primary industry production management positions, including roles which may require you to supervise others.

Study pathways

You can add to your expertise with the New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Level 5).