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Certificate in Animal Wellbeing (Dairy) (Level 4)

Learn about the best practice animal care with the Certificate in Animal Wellbeing (Dairy) (Level 4)

QCONZ Animal Wellbeing
Quick info

Locations: via QCONZ

Duration: 8 weeks


Domestic Fees: *

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Designed for farm owners, managers, and 2ICs, the programme focuses on the benefits to be gained through affordable, practical, good animal care practices. On completion, you will understand the market expectations and benefits of good animal care practice. You will learn how to use body condition and locomotion scoring to monitor animal well-being, recognise and avoid heat stress, and understand time budgeting. 

As part of the programme you will keep an animal well-being log and develop an animal well-being plan for your workplace.

Developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ, this training includes a blend of delivery - some online learning, a one day workshop, and on-farm assessment.

 Career & Study Outcomes

On completing this programme, you will understand the market expectations and benefits of good animal care practice. In addition, you will be able to assess key wellbeing indicators for dairy cattle & develop animal wellbeing plans incorporating the latest animal care best practices.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry to the programme, applicants must hold the following:

NCEA  Level 2
equivalent skills and experience
on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean

A verified copy of your identification

You should supply a verified copy of any of the following documents:
  • Current driver license
  • Current New Zealand passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Whakapapa statement


For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

This programme is not available to international learners.

 Advice & Guidance

You must provide your PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) appropriate for the working conditions and adopt personal safe hygiene practices when handling stock.