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Introduction to Viticulture short course

  • Central Otago
  • 2 days
  • Starts Dates TBC for 2021
  • Apply anytime

This short course is perfect for learning more about viticulture in New Zealand with a special focus on Central Otago. It's ideal if you have a personal interest in viticulture or if you're thinking about entering the industry as a career choice. You'll focus on topics like varieties and growing conditions, viticulture practices, winemaking and wine tasting, and go on a field trip to see practices in action.

Standard Growsafe short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day (9.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Starts 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 18 March, 15 April, 13 May, 17 June, 15 July, 12 Aug, 16 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec 2021
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to apply agrichemicals safely and accurately, according to the Agrichemical User Code of Practice NZS8409.

Introduction to Cherry Growing short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2021
  • Apply until start date

This weekend course is designed for those wanting to begin the development of a commercial cherry orchard. A great starting point for anyone wanting to invest or enter this exciting industry, it involves workshop sessions, discussions, field trips and hands-on advice from a cherry grower.

OSTC Primary Industries (Level 2)

  • Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you love the natural environment and like the idea of working outdoors with plants, animals and machinery, then primary industries could be your dream career. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industries Skills (Level 2).