Rural Servicing

Agriculture New Zealand’s Rural Servicing Programme is a 26 week training programme that provides the opportunity to work towards a National Certificate in Rural Servicing (Level 3).

About the Course

Students will learn about:

•    Crops
•    Animal nutrition
•    Livestock health
•    Fencing systems
•    Fertilisers & soils
•    Livestock feeding
•    Livestock sale and purchase

Rural Servicing
•    Commercial rules
•    Communication & safety
•    Stock control
•    Presenting goods for sale
•    Sales skills

Career Development

Agriculture New Zealand’s Rural Servicing programme allows you to learn in a real situation, experience the range of diverse occupations available in the rural servicing industry and gain a head start into employment (while continuing your training).

Career options include working in the “stock & station” field, selling farm motorbikes or irrigation equipment or working in the retail side of a vet practice.

If an employment opportunity opens up during your training, you can continue to study with Agriculture New Zealand until you gain the National Certificate in Rural Servicing Level 3. Ongoing study options are available.

National Qualification

Agriculture New Zealand is a New Zealand Qualifications Authority registered training provider, accredited to deliver agriculture training up to Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework.

Students who successfully meet all requirements of the programme will be awarded the National Certificate in Rural Servicing (Level 3). While enrolled on the Rural Servicing Programme students may have the opportunity to complete additional programmes such as:

•    ATVs
•    Fencing
•    Livestock Handling

On-job Training

The Rural Servicing Training Programme will provide you with the theory while you are involved with practical “hands-on” experience.

The training includes local and block courses and hands-on experience, both on-farm and with representatives in the rural servicing industry.


Students will be based out of Agriculture New Zealand offices but may spend time at any location where PGG Wrightson or other rural servicing businesses have a base.

What does it cost?

Course Fees: $1500. You may be eligible for a student allowance and/or loan. You will incur some costs such as travel to the site of training, including some national block courses.


Call us now to apply on 0800 4 SKILLS (0800 475 455) or email

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