Training Pathways in the Poultry Industry

The poultry industry places much emphasis on creating career pathways and opportunities for professional development amongst its members. Its success in this is recognised by the high number of industry staff with Level 3 and other industry training qualifications – the highest for any agricultural sector in New Zealand.

PIANZ, in cooperation with the Primary Industry Training Organisation (PrimaryITO), has developed nationally-recognised unit standards and qualifications for poultry meat chicken farmers. These include:

  • National Certificate in Poultry Production (Level 2)
  • National Certificate in Poultry Husbandry (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Poultry Hatchery Management (Level 3)

The PrimaryITO Website has more information on poultry industry qualifications, or call 0800 242 343 to talk to a Primary ITO Industry Advisor.