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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University.

Part II


1. Admission to the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture requires that the candidate will have completed, to the satisfaction of Academic Board, 12 months farm employment and:

(a) be at least 18 years of age; and

(b) have successfully completed Year 12 education (NCEA Level Two) and achieved the literacy and numeracy requirements for University Entrance, or have achieved an equivalent post-secondary school qualification.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture shall follow a fixed programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:

(a) the courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.


3. The Foundation Certificate in Agriculture is awarded without specialisations.

Completion Requirements

4. A candidate's programme of study may not exceed two years from date of first enrolment in the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Foundation Certificate in Agriculture

117.006 Animal Production and Health 15 credits  
119.006 Foundation Farm and Industry Study 15 credits  
189.006 Soil Productivity 15 credits  
283.006 Pasture and Crop Production 15 credits  

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