Primary ITO qualifications

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The Primary ITO ('Industry Training Organisation') offers a range of workshops, short courses, certificate and diploma programmes – designed for people who are in employment.

The Primary ITO has training options for people at all stages of farming – whether you're new to farming or a an existing farm owner.

  • The Primary ITO will assess your needs and match you with the right training programme.
  • It will be training you can do without having to give up work – and if you take one of their longer courses, you'll come out of it with a nationally accredited qualification. 

What's available?


Beef + Lamb New Zealand provides funding to the Primary ITO to subsidise the study costs of about 750 people each year.