Taratahi has developed 'Agriculture in Schools' programmes give students the unique opportunity of beginning their tertiary education in agriculture while still at school. Ag in Schools has been designed to provide secondary school students with the opportunity to build and develop skills through on farm experience while also gaining credits towards their NCEA Levels 1-3.
Students can be involved in the Ag in Schools programme in the following three ways:
PITA (Primary Industry Trades Academy) - students study part-time over a minimum of 30 weeks, two days a week (for Years 12 – 13). Three qualifications are offered:
- National Certificate in Agriculture (General Skills) Level 2 (aimed at Year 12 students). Open criteria.
- National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Feeding and Pastures) Level 3. Students who have studied Level 2 PITA have the opportunity to apply to enrol in this programme.
- National Certificate in Equine (Introductory Stable Skills) Level 2. Students have the opportunity to work towards this certificate over two years completing the Year 1 and Year 2 programme. Open entry criteria.
STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resources) - students study on a 3-5 day block course in a chosen subject for Years 11 – 13.
Extramural - students study via correspondence using Taratahi learning resources and assessments for Years 11 – 13.
Further information on PITA, STAR and Extramural programmes can be found on Taratahi’s website.
Phone: 0800 TARATAHI (827 2824)