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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Artificial Insemination of Livestock (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 45
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the agriculture industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to successfully artificially inseminate livestock.
Learners will benefit from gaining a set of skills which are highly valued in the agriculture industry.
The agriculture industry will benefit from having qualified technicians to carry out artificial insemination (AI) of livestock.
There is an economic benefit to individual farmers and the national economy from increased livestock production as a result of faster genetic gain through selectively using superior sires, and the use of semen selected on the basis of sex of offspring which could reduce the number of unwanted bobby calves.
Farmers will also benefit by having a closed herd, reducing the incidence of disease transfer.
The community may benefit from the availability of part-time and supplementary employment in rural areas.
Graduates will be capable of operating independently within a broad framework of best practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of animal behaviour and reproduction to plan for and artificially inseminate livestock.
- Handle and prepare semen for artificial insemination.
- Prepare, use and maintain equipment for artificial insemination.
- Maintain livestock records for artificial insemination.
Education pathways
This is a stand-alone qualification but may lead on to other agricultural or rural servicing qualifications.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to safely and successfully artificially inseminate livestock.

They may be self-employed, work part-time or be employed as an artificial breeding technician with companies specialising in artificial insemination.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Relevant legislation includes but is not limited to:
- Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
- Animal Welfare Act 1999;
- Animal Products Act 1999;
- Biosecurity Act 2015.

The Animal Welfare (Records and Statistics) Regulations 1999 require that any institution, organisation or individual who uses live animals for the purpose of research, testing and teaching, must have an approved Code of Ethical Conduct relating to the welfare and humane treatment of the animals involved.
For information relating to approval for a Code of Ethical Conduct, contact the secretary of the National Animal Ethics Advisory Committee (NAEAC), PO Box 2526, Wellington 6140.
Education Organisation Primary Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2467
Status Current
Created July 2014
Last Reviewed September 2014
Next Review August 2024
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