Next Generation Rural Animal Technician (Large Animal) New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) Rural Animal Technician Strand NZ2490
Subject to NZQA Approval

Level 5

If you’re already working with animals and want to make large animals like horses, deer, pigs, cows, goats and sheep your specialty, then this course takes you to that next level.

This programme covers large animal anatomy and physiology, breeding and feeding, health and wellbeing along with many other tasks that will allow the graduate to work as a Technician in conjunction with a veterinarian.

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Graduates will be able to

  • Supervise work in client business interface of animal related facility
  • Maintain the health and husbandry of animals in a rural environment
  • Perform technical tasks for the maintenance of animal health and welfare in the rural setting
  • Apply knowledge of pharmacology and current law, to dispense and administer animal remedies
  • Collect and/or test diagnostic samples and/or prepare samples for dispatch

Start Date(s)

Various times during 2022


40 weeks


Fulltime 5 days per week. (Available flexibly for people who work with large animals)


Fees Free as part of the Government's Targeting Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

Leads to a Job As

On-farm technician, working alongside a rural vet

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