Most school holidays, we run an event called Taster Week. 

Telford Taster Dates 2019: (for Agriculture and Equine) 

•  9 July - 13 July 
•  2 October - 6 October 
•  3 December - 7 December

Download our Taster Enrolment Form

Our campus is located six kilometres from Balclutha, South Otago, on a 670ha 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. Taster Week:

  • Takes place over four nights and three days

  • Is restricted to 40 students

  • Includes hands-on tasks and new skills to learn

  • Costs $100 plus travel costs.

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

Get all the relevant information for 2019 by completing the Taster Week Application Form (PDF 2MB).

For information on travel and what to bring, see 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.  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 each and every student's 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, 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. But it's a real privilege to see and be involved with.”

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Enrolling now for 2019

Enrolling now for 2019

Telford, open for business in 2019! We are now taking enrolments for agriculture, equine, apiculture and rural veterinary technician skills programmes, starting in the new year!

Fees Free Study in 2019

Fees Free Study in 2019

Get free fees for your first year of study at TelfordNew government policy means that students starting tertiary education for the first time in 2019 will get one year of full-time study fees-free. To check your eligibility for fees free study, check the Fees-free 2019 Student Guide or

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