Agriculture New Zealand is a national multi-site Private Training Establishment owned by PGG Wrightson. We are registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to deliver approved training courses at levels 1-6 on the National Qualifications Framework. 

Agriculture New Zealand has been a specialist provider of quality agricultural and horticultural training since 1993.  All our agriculture programmes have been awarded the AgExcel Quality Mark which is endorsed by DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand and recognises industry relevant, superior agricultural training. Agriculture New Zealand is recognised as a specialist provider of Organic Horticulture.

Agriculture New Zealand is owned by PGG Wrightson, one of New Zealand’s largest agribusinesses, which under various names has served the New Zealand farming industries for well over 100 years.  We have skilled staff with qualifications and experience in adult learning and the appropriate discipline who deliver courses throughout New Zealand.

Each year our skilled and qualified staff provide training throughout New Zealand, including programmes delivered in partnership with Telford (a division of Lincoln University), the PrimaryITO and the Western Institute of Technology Taranaki (WITT). Our special relationship with farmers throughout New Zealand allows us to provide on-farm training in a commercial farming environment to our students. 

Agriculture New Zealand provides training for all stages of the agriculture or horticulture career ladder:
•    Programmes in school for school students
•    Full-time pre-employment programmes for people beginning their agricultural and horticultural careers
•    Part-time courses for lifestyle block owners; people employed or looking for a career in the agriculture or
      horticulture industries; anyone interested in extending their knowledge and skills in a particular interest area
•    Farm workers and farm owners 

Our full-time courses are ideal for people starting their agriculture or horticulture careers. These courses are offered at various sites throughout New Zealand:
•    Future Farmer
•    Introductory Rural Skills

Our part-time courses provide flexible learning options for a wide range of people and include:
•    Go Organic - Level 3
•    Applied Organics - Level 4
•    Riparian Revegetation - Level 3

If you want quality training, you want Agriculture New Zealand! For more information or to apply, contact us now!

0800 4 SKILLS (0800 475 455) or email


Partnerships with Other Providers

Agriculture New Zealand delivers courses on behalf of a number of other providers.  These partnerships are approved by the Tertiary Education Commission and are quality assured by ITP Quality and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.


We currently provide quality training on behalf of:





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(a Division of Lincoln University)

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Agriculture New Zealand's Investment Plan has been approved by TEC for our 2014 delivery. If you would like a copy of our plan, please contact our National Office.