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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Pork Production (Management) (Level 4) with optional strand in Pig Farm Production Planning
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 100 - 140
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the pork industry with individuals who have the knowledge and skills to manage a production section on a pig farm.

The qualification contains an optional strand to recognise the skills and knowledge required to manage a production plan for a pig farm.

Graduates will benefit from having pig husbandry and farm management knowledge which will support the industry to be internationally competitive and enhance their own employment opportunities in key management roles across a pig farm and throughout the pork industry.

The community will benefit by having trained people who are competent in operating a pig farm in an efficient and sustainable manner to maximise pork production.

Graduates will be capable of working in a self-managed capacity and may have some responsibility for the performance of others.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Implement and monitor biosecurity procedures on a pig farm.
- Implement and monitor feeding, health, and reproductive programmes for a pig farm.
- Supervise and provide instruction to team members using a range of effective communication and interpersonal skills relevant to a pig farm.
- Coordinate and review current production plans and workplace routines on a pig farm.

Graduates of the Pig Farm Production Planning strand will also be able to:
- Monitor farm key performance indicators and to gather information to develop and implement a production plan for a pig farm.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the New Zealand Certificate in Pork Production (Stockperson) (Level 3) with optional strand in Farrowing Care [Ref: 2525].

This qualification leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Production Management (Level 5) with strands in Livestock Production and Crop Production [Ref: 2211] or the New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5) [Ref: 2221].
Employment pathways
Graduates may be employed as a section head or senior stockperson with varying responsibilities depending on farm structure. Graduates of the Pig Farm Production Planning strand may be employed as a manager or may be responsible for running a mini farrow-to-finish farm, or, within a large operation, managing one specialist section (e.g. weaning, farrowing, dry sow, grower).To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
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 4222
Status Current
Created August 2020
Next Review June 2025
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