Otago Polytechnic




9 weeks full-time

On campus with a work placement 

July and October 2019
1 June 2019
Love the outdoors and practical work? 

This Dunedin-based training scheme is for 16-25 year olds and is run in partnership with the Malcam Charitable Trust.

It is a stepping stone into education and employment in the primary sector industry (e.g. farming, veterinary nursing, landscaping, tree surgery, conservation, environmental science and more). 

This programme will allow you to: 

  • experience and gain a range of practical skills in things such as animal care and behaviour, and ecological restoration work
  • choose a work placement on a dairy farm, in a nursery, with a sheep or beef farmer, in landscaping, garden maintenance, horticulture or conservation work
  • improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills, build your confidence and learn how to put together a great CV!

For further programme information and enquiries, please contact Harriet Walsh at Harriet.Walsh@op.ac.nz or Jethro Schreuder at jethro@malcam.org.nz 

As this programme is under redevelopment, applications will open in June. To register your interest before then, please email ebsSOS@op.ac.nz 


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.