Massey University Diploma in Agriculture (Level 5)

Level 5 Cost From $5683.44

Length 37 weeks
Full Time

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Course Starting February 2019

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. 

Additional fees: Compulsory Student Services Fee = $240.00.

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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.


At the conclusion of the Diploma, students are well placed to contribute positively to land-based employment or to proceed to study at Bachelor’s level. There is also the potential to cross credit to other Massey qualifications.

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