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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Operational Skills (Level 3) with optional strands in Specialist Equipment, and Infrastructure
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 40 - 60
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » General Land Skills
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide primary industry workplaces with individuals who can safely and effectively carry out operational activities which involve vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.

Primary industry workplaces will benefit by having staff with the skills to safely and effectively complete operational activities relevant to vehicles, machinery and infrastructure.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry and enables improved job performance.

This qualification is for learners from a wide range of primary industry workplaces who want to develop a range of competencies that contribute to the safe and effective operation of a primary industry workplace.

Graduates will be capable of working under limited supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Identify and assist with the management of workplace risks.
- Plan and carry out operational activities using mechanised equipment with consideration for environmental impacts.
- Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities.

Graduates of the Specialist Equipment strand will also be able to:
- Operate specialist equipment for primary industry operational activities.

Graduates of the Infrastructure strand will also be able to:
- Carry out activities related to the maintenance of workplace infrastructure.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973] with Primary Industry Vocational Pathway endorsement; and the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) with an optional strand in Self-Management and Employability Skills [Ref: 2218-2].

Graduates may also wish to undertake one or more of the other level three qualifications appropriate to a specific primary industry context.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as a general hand, junior shepherd, farm assistant, harvester, assistant beekeeper, stable assistant, nursery worker or in other similar roles in primary industry workplaces.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
The following legislation and guidelines, and subsequent amendments apply:

- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

- Worksafe New Zealand Health and Safety Guide

- New Zealand Transport Agency Agricultural Vehicle Guide.
Education Organisation 18 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2215
Status Current
Created November 2013
Last Reviewed November 2016
Next Review August 2023
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