Taster week

Most school holidays Telford run Taster Week. You can apply to attend the four night, three day Telford taster week.

The Telford Campus is located six kilometres from Balclutha, South Otago on a 921ha commercial farm.

Affordable full-time courses, on-site accommodation, relevant theory, excellent practical skills in each course, and great scholarships are available!

Come and experience Telford first hand.

  • Restricted to 40 students - four nights, three days
  • Four action packed days of hands-on tasks and new skills to learn
  • Cost: $90 plus travel costs

Are you interested in a career in the agriculture industry? Then Telford is for you!

Certificates in Agriculture, Dairy, Rural Veterinary Technician, and Diploma in Agriculture.

Come to Telford’s Taster Week and see if it’s right for you.

Get all the relevant information for 2017 by completing the Taster Week Application Form (PDF 2MB).

For information on travel and what to bring.  Taster Information

Once a student has enrolled a copy of this letter will be posted to their home address


Letter of Thanks from a parent

“Thank you all so very much for the amazing experience we had and the privilege of embracing for the recent taster week. My Students are all raving about their experience and I'm enjoying hearing what all their contacts from all over New Zealand are up to also!  The warm welcome we received from the Boarding staff was really special,  especially as we were a bit late arriving.  Then the amazing food was a real highlight for everyone, also the lovely homely atmosphere in the dining area was really special.  The Facilities are absolutely outstanding, from the lovely historic buildings to the amazing farm facilities and boarding  house!

The tutors were such a  happy supportive team,  and obviously have each and every students individual needs are considered.  Above all the technical support from Suzanne and Roy, in interviewing nearly every child on their plans and preparations and needs for the major life decisions they need to make  in the next few months and years was beyond any expectations.  All this does not just happen or made to happen, the depth of years of sound supportive teamwork, organisation, trust and sheer hard work is black in white when your whole team is on display like this. Congratulations to you all, I'm sure you know you have something special among you all. but its a real privilege to see and be involved with.”