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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Milk Harvesting) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 70
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pastoral farming sector with individuals with the skills and knowledge to harvest milk while maintaining milk quality, assist with solving milk quality problems, and assist with dairy effluent management.

Learners will benefit by having a qualification within a training pathway that recognises progression through the industry, as well as increased skills and knowledge acquisition to enable improved job performance.

The dairy and dairy processing industries will benefit by having people with the ability to maintain the high milk quality standards which are a key factor in the high export value of New Zealand dairy products.

This qualification is targeted at people with some experience in the pastoral farming sector and who are, or will be, milking dairy animals as an integral part of their job role.

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

- Milk animals, maintaining hygiene and animal welfare
- Clean the milking plant and farm dairy to maintain optimum milk quality
- Assist with maintenance of the milking plant and equipment
- Assist with identifying milk quality problems and implementing solutions
- Assist with dairy effluent management
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) with Primary Industry Vocational Pathway endorsement and may lead on to the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4) with strands in Arable Farming, Dairy Farming, and Livestock Farming [Ref: 2212].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification are likely to be employed as full-time milk harvesters or perform this work as part of a wider farm assistant role in the dairy sector.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
There are no mandatory prerequisites to meet regulatory body, or legislative requirements for this qualification.
Education Organisation 3 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2216
Status Current
Created November 2013
Last Date For Entry June 2022
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