Telford - a Division of Lincoln University

Dedicated to skills development for those in the rural sector, Telford has been training people within the agricultural sector for over 45 years.
The Division offers practical training in rural business, agriculture, rural animal technician, stock and station, equine, forestry, horticulture, and apiculture (beekeeping).  Based 6km from Balclutha in South Otago on a 921-ha commercial farm, Telford offers real farming experience for live-in students.
Telford also has over 30 diverse correspondence courses, so no matter where you live in New Zealand, you can still enrol at Telford.

Telford – a Division of Lincoln University offers:

  • Small classes
  • Work experience
  • Knowledge and a variety of practical skills. 


Telford Certificate in Forestry

Telford’s 34-week Certificate in Forestry will equip you with the practical knowledge and skills that are required for the forestry industry, especially for silviculture and harvesting.  Although the majority of your time is spent outside the classroom, there is a need to fully understand various forestry theory and safety issues. You will gain real-life, practical forestry skills, including saw maintenance, tree felling, log selection, pruning and tree biology.  This is an extremely worthwhile course, which has been developed and refined by professional foresters at Telford, in conjunction with the latest forestry techniques and equipment.




  AgExcel Vehicle Tutor Endorsements:






  • Glen Park (Quads, Tractors)
  • Roy Gawn (Quads/Tractors)
  • Ivan Mockford (Quads/Tractors)
  • Andrew Thompson (Quads/Tractors)