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Dairy Course

Dairy Course

​A career in dairy is rewarding! You’ll be part of a great team, spend time outdoors working with animals, plus many opportunities to learn and grow on the job.

A photograph of a herd of cow waking through a muddy pathway at a farm
Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa (Taratahi Site)

Duration: 2 weeks
Monday to Friday

04 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021

Domestic Fees: *
Free (accommodation and meals included, self-catered on weekends)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

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.

This 2 week course will give you hands-on experience learning some of the basics of working with animals and staying safe on the farm.

This programme, including accommodation for the 12 nights, is entirely free, and there are also free meals included Monday-Friday. On the weekend participants can return home or stay on-site for free, though you will need to self-cater.

The course is held at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre, just outside of Masterton in the Wairarapa.

How to register
Apply now through the "Apply Now" button on the right, or you can chat to us by calling 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468 265).


 Career & Study Outcomes

Candidates will understand health and safety, environmental and quality requirements of shearing on rural properties.

You will acquire skills and knowledge sought after by the regional shearing industry.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification is required; however, the participants must be physically fit and be 18 years old or over.


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

Meals on the weekend are self-catered at your own cost, meals during weekdays are free. Accommodation at Taratahi, including on the weekends, is free. Alternatively, participants are welcome to go home for the weekend and return by 8 am Monday.

UCOL provides personal protective wear, clothing and equipment required for the course. Also, the consumable teaching resources; course notes; transportation (field visits).