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Certificate in Animal Wellbeing (Dairy) (Level 4)

Certificate in Animal Wellbeing (Dairy) (Level 4)

Do you like working outdoors with animals? Learn the knowledge and skills associated with the management of wellbeing and care of dairy cattle with the Certificate in Animal Wellbeing (Dairy) programme.

QCONZ Animal Wellbeing
Quick info

Locations: via QCONZ

Duration: 8 weeks


Domestic Fees: *
$500.00Scholarship 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 programme has been developed by QCONZ in collaboration with UCOL, Fonterra and DairyNZ. 

Designed for owners, managers and 2ICs, the course focuses on the benefits to be gained through affordable, practical, good animal care practices.

The training includes a blend of delivery - some online learning, a one-day workshop, followed by skills practise and an on-farm assessment.

Register your interest today by emailing If you have registered your interest and wish to enrol, please complete the application formYou will need to save this and email it to to be processed.

 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 UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire

 Advice & Guidance

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