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Agriculture Industry Training Organisation organise earn-as-you learn training courses for farm employees in the New Zealand agricultural industry. Funded by Government and industry, we help coordinate and deliver high quality training and education at a regional level. All training courses are nationally recognised and registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Building Skills for a lifetime in the Agriculture Industry. Aoraki Polytechnic are working in partnership with Tectra to offer programmes at a number of locations throughout  New Zealand


    • AgResearch has expertise in modern biotechnology founded on their legacy in the biological sciences of agriculture. They are the life sciences link between the past and a better future - a future where their products will improve the quality of life and the environment around the world.
    • Canesis has evolved from the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand (WRONZ) with an international reputation as a world-class provider of textille technology, research and devlopment services.
      Discover how it can add value to your business through its wide ranging technical and scientific expertise and experience.
    • The Department of Labour helps New Zealanders achieve high-quality working lives in thriving and inclusive communities through information, services and support for workplaces and communities.
    • Dexcel is the research and extension arm of New Zealand's dairy industry, incorporating the former Dairying Research Corporation and the Consulting Officer Service of Livestock Improvement.
      Initially set up by the New Zealand Dairy Board (NZDB), Dexcel is now 100% owned and funded by all New Zealand Dairy Farmers.
      Dexcel was established to improve the competitiveness and profitability of New Zealand Dairy Farmers, and has been charged with achieving the 4% productivity target set by NZDB (4% increase in productivity per year).
    • Over the past ten years Lincoln University has continued to develop as a renowned university specialising in commerce and management, primary production, natural resources, science, engineering and social science.
    • Massey University is a leader in the fields of science, design, social sciences, education and business - with the biggest business college in the country. Staff in many areas are internationally renowned and leading edge research is being undertaken on all three campuses.
    • Beef and Lamb New Zealand started in July 2004, one year on from Farmer's Choice referendum, where farmers voted to combine meat and wool levies into one organisation.
    • The Ministry for the Environment works with others to identify New Zealand's environmental problems and get action on solutions. Its focus is on the effects people's everyday activities have on the environment, so their work programmes cover both the natural world and the places where people live and work.
    • MAF is about agriculture, horticulture and forestry, safe food, a protected environment, the wise use of the land, the creation of clean, green product and the economic success of those who produce it.
    • Modern Apprenticeships are a new workbased education initiative for young people that combine the best of the apprenticeship tradition with a modern twist.
    • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority provides national and international leadership in assessment and qualifications. They quality assure secondary and tertiary qualifications and education providers, evaluate overseas qualifications and administer the New Zealand Register of Quality Assured Qualifications and the National Qualifications Framework, including the NCEA.
    • The New Zealand Shearing Contractors Association Inc (NZSCA) is a national organisation. It represents its members in legislating with government, industry good and affliated agricultural sector organisations. Formed in the 1960s it represents over 90 contractors in both islands.
    • Tectra works closely with the New Zealand Wool Classers Association.
    • While you're studying for your future you'll want to know all about the financial support you can get. At StudyLink they want to make things as easy as possible for you.
      This site includes most of what you need to know about getting financial help from StudyLink. It's a general guide - and you need to apply to find out if you qualify.
    • The Government's tertiary education strategy seeks to encourage all New Zealander's to adopt learning as a way of life and make it easy for them to do so. TEC oversees the implementation of that policy.
    • Wool Equities is an investment company, with shareholdings in a diverse range of companies, focusing in the agri-tech sector and commercialisation of pastoral sector research and technology. It is a New Zealand sheep farmer owned business.
    • Tua shearing is a large shearing contracting business located in Alfredton in the central North Island.  They are always looking for good shearing staff from overseas. Have a look at this site for details and capabilities and if you're interested make contact with Motu Tua.
    • Shearing Sports is a non-profit organization, incorporated in 1994 (previously known as the National Shearing and Woolhandling Committee).
      Shearing Sports NZ is the governing body for over 60 shearing and Woolhandling competitions throughout the country.

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