What is it about?

  • It’s a FREE training and work programme for people dead keen on farming!
  • 4 days a week are working and living on farm and one day a week is in class.
  • Year one you may qualify for a student loan via study link, if eligible.
  • In year two you get paid!
  • You get FREE stuff - gumboots and work boots; wet weather gear and
  • Number Ones for functions and events
  • You go on trips to the National Field Days at Mystery Creek and do other cool things like learning how to crutch and shear a sheep, ride quads, get your first aid certificate, use a chainsaw, fence a paddock and learn heaps of other on farm skills.
  • You will have to agree to follow the rules and be health and safety conscious.
  • You’ll also have to complete some theory work but there are
  • At the end of year one you will have the NZ Certificate in Agriculture Level 3.
  • In year two you will have a paying job and the NZ Certificate in Agriculture Level 4. (Providing you do the work of course!)

Find out more

Download our prospectus here or contact Chris at or call us (09) 438 3109

When can you do it?

NOW! The programme starts now and finishes in 40 weeks. Usually this will be February to December, but if you start at a different time, you will finish around 40 weeks later.

You can go home at weekends, still play sport although there may be some extra busy times on farm when you may have to help out a bit longer.

There will be two one week breaks during the year – usually when things are not so busy on farm!

OK – what’s the cost and where’s the catch?

  • No FEES! But the farmer can’t host you on farm for nothing! Board of $100 per week is payable the first year. If you are eligible, you may get student allowance through study link for this.
  • In year two, as you will be in paid work, you will agree the board payment direct with the farmer.

No catches! If you want a career in farming, fencing or even shearing where you can travel the world and earn big bucks – this is the programme for you, right here in Northland!