PrITO - Dairy Industry Training

Trained staff on dairy farms is an industry wide need that requires an industry wide solution.

QCONZ worked closely with dairy farmers, dairy companies, and the ‘Primary Industry Training Organisation’ to develop and deliver a comprehensive training and assessment solution for dairy farmers.

More than 20,000 dairy farmers have been through this training.

Farmers complete several qualifications depending on what courses they attend. The delivery of the programme involves a blend of traditional training workshops and on-farm assessment.

We also developed a comprehensive suite of trainer and assessor training materials to ensure consistent high quality training is provided across the country.

Courses

  • Milk quality
  • Food safety
  • Dealing with effluent
  • Milking efficiency
  • Animal welfare

Assessment

Following the course to an on-farm assessment of skills and knowledge, completion of an on-farm work diary, and manager verification is required for the student to gain the qualification.

Results

Research carried out by the dairy companies and Dairy NZ shows a direct and significant impact on milk quality as a result of this industry training initiative.

A direct and significant impact on milk quality as a result of this industry training initiative.

Technology

We developed a smartphone App for managing the courses and on-farm assessments which is used by our team and also made available to the PrITO to ensure efficiencies are integrated across the entire training supply chain.

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