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Level 2 Primary Industry Skills (Fruit Production)


Central Otago

17 weeks full-time; not available part-time

On-campus and some distance learning as well as onsite at local horticultural firms

40 - 60
August - November 2022 (possibly 2023 depending on Covid-19)
Gain hands-on experience working in fruit production. 

Regular field trips and work experience will give you a chance to learn in a practical way and you'll also learn health and safety skills which are necessary in this industry.

We'll also help you build your CV and employment skills, and you'll meet plenty of growers during the programme.

You'll graduate with a New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) with a context in Fruit Production.

Entry requirements
  • Open entry.
COVID-19 vaccination information
  • As this programme is delivered on campus/on-site, you will need to provide us with a valid My Vaccine Pass before 1 February 2022 if you want to study with us.
  • All locations where our teaching occurs face-to-face are classed as an Otago Polytechnic site.
  • You will be asked to provide us with your My Vaccine Pass during your application and enrolment process.
  • In exceptional circumstances, exemptions may be granted to this. You can find out more about this in our vaccination policy. If you think you have grounds to be exempt from our vaccination requirements, please email   

You can find more information about our vaccination requirements here. And, if you still have further questions, please visit our FAQs page which you can find here.

You will study

This programme runs from August - November and includes a work placement. This will introduce you to growers and potential employers.  

You'll learn:

  • health and safety skills, necessary to be a part of the industry
  • practical and technical skills
  • through practical study and regular field trips
  • CV and employment skills.

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.

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