Agriculture courses

Southern Institute of Technology

Diploma In Agriculture (level 5) in Southern Institute of Technology

  • Duration : 9 Months
  • Intake : Feb
  • Level : Undergraduate Diploma
  • Tuition & fees : $ 19,000 Per Year
  • IELTS : 5.5
  • TOEFL : 50
  • PTE : 42


About Diploma In Agriculture (level 5) in Southern Institute of Technology

This course provides students with knowledge and appreciation of pasture and crop production and management; animal production, health and management; soil management; farm engineering and mechanisation; financial; business and marketing management; communication skills and personnel management.

This diploma is available full-time and is ideal for students who want to further their knowledge and agriculture career. This programme offers a pathway to either degree level study or management opportunities. In addition, it allows students to take advantage of new technological developments and farming ventures.

The diploma in agriculture has eight papers that are designed to provide students with knowledge and appreciation of pasture and crop production and management; animal production, health and management; soil management; farm engineering and mechanisation; financial; business and marketing management; communication skills and personnel management. This is done through an integration of practical training with theoretical knowledge, and presentation of reports based on farm operations. 

Course Content

Students will develop knowledge, skills and attitude to manage farms in a changing social, economic and technological environment. They can be found on farms, in rural-support industries and pursuing further education.

• Farm Management A

• Computing and Communication

• Plant Husbandry

• Soils and Soil Management

• Farm Management B

• Livestock Production

• Plant and Animal Health

• Engineering

Content includes:

  • Farm Management A
  • Computing and Communication
  • Plant Husbandry
  • Soils and Soil Management
  • Farm Management B
  • Livestock Production
  • Plant and Animal Health
  • Engineering

Career Opportunities

  • Stock Manager
  • Farm Manager

Students must have either:

  • Gained University Entrance, or
  • Completed a Level 4 Certificate in Agriculture, or 
  • Be 20 years or age or over
  • Successfully completed a Foundation Certificate in Agriculture at Taratahi

*Students must have completed a minimum of 12 months farm practical work experience, employment on a commercial farm or equivalent.

*Enquire with us about the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture.

Southern Institute of Technology Highlights

University Type Public University
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1971
No. of Students 13,758
Cost of Attendance 8,000-26,000 NZD (annually)
Applications Accepted Online/Offline
Work-Study Available
Intake Type Semester wise
Mode of Program Full time and online

New Zealand Living Expenses

You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.

General expenses Cost
(in NZ dollars)
Rent (per month) $800–$950
Groceries (per week) $100–$150
Gym membership (per year) $300
Entertainment (per week) $50
Milk (per litre) $3
Coca Cola (per can) $2
Cup of Coffee $3–$5
Lunch from University food hall or campus café $7–$12
Local calls made from a cell-phone $0.50–$1.50
Taxi - 5 km ride $10–$12
Movie ticket $10–$14
Visit to doctor $45–$85

Know more about Studying in New Zealand

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Average Accomodation & Food Costs in New Zealand NZD 1250 Per Month
Entrance Exams in New Zealand TOEFL: 74 | IELTS: 6 |PTE: 53
Work and Study in New Zealand Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in New Zealand One to Three Years Depending on the Region.
Cost of Student Visa in New Zealand NZD 295
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Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 19,000

Total

$ 19,000

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