Te Pūkenga network partners (institutes of technology and polytechnics) have selected one of the current existing programmes of study (not including programmes of industry training at this time) to become the unified programme of study for each of the following qualifications: 

  • 2680 New Zealand Certificate in Organic Primary Production (Level 3)
  • 2681 New Zealand Certificate in Organic Primary Production (Level 4)
  • 2684 New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3)
  • 2443 New Zealand Certificate in Pest Operations (Level 3) with strands in Rural Pest Control, Rural Pest Monitoring

Unified programmes mean that there will be one programme of study aligned with each qualification, that works for learners in all regions. The unified programmes are high-level, broad and flexible programmes that allows each region the ability to tailor the programme delivery to meet their community needs. 

Update regarding the Primary Industries programmes

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the recent consultation process for the unified programmes.  

We have now closed consultation and are making programme updates in response to the feedback.  We will then work through the final stages of approval and accreditation.