Courses we offer
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We offer a number of training courses across different sectors, and are a service provider to the PRITO, MPTA, detergent suppliers, dairy company quality and internal audit personnel, offering classroom and on-farm workshops.
Student Entry Requirements.
Do I need to be based on a farm?
For all of our courses you need to be working for a primary sector employer based here in New Zealand. All our courses require that you have prior industry experience in working on a dairy farm. In some cases, this requirement may be waived based on other experience or study that you have completed.
Can I get funding?
You can check if your eligible on feesfree.govt.nz. If you left school in 2017 or 2018 you may qualify for funding for some of the programmes we offer. Any funding will need to be discussed with the Industry Training Organisation.
Can I apply for a student loan to cover my fees?
No – student loans are not available for QCONZ training. However, your employer may cover your fees, or you may be eligible to study fees-free.
How do I enrol on a QCONZ training programme?
Most of the training programmes that QCONZ provides require initial registration with the Primary ITO or via Competenz. The first step is to talk with your employer. You or your employer will then need to contact an ITO person to discuss your training options.
We work closely with dairy farmers, dairy companies, and the ‘PrITO’ to develop and deliver a comprehensive training and assessment solution for the dairy industry.
We are the contracted trainer and course creation/management service for MPTA since 2000, assisting the NZ MPTA to expand its suite of training courses and revamping the milking machine test methodology.
QCONZ has developed and deliver a comprehensive suite of trainer and assessor training materials to ensure consistent high quality training is provided across the country.
QCONZ Trainer demonstrating equipment and its function