Telford, a division of Lincoln University, is based on a 921ha commercial farm, just 6kms from Balclutha.
Modern farming requires a blend of practical on-farm skills with up-to-date knowledge of farm management and industry practices. Telford’s programmes ensures students gain skills to be a progressive farmer or a very capable and effective employee in the wider agricultural industry. On campus student accommodation is available. Scholarships, student loans, allowances and grants apply. Telford’s onsite, full-time programmes are Agriculture, Equine, Forestry, Horticulture, Rural Animal Technician and Stock and Station. Diploma in Rural Business is delivered as a full-time on-campus course at Telford. Apiculture (beekeeping) is offered as a full-time programme at Kaitaia. Telford has a blended learning style of theory and applied hands-on training, giving students qualifications through real world experiences.
Graduates are highly sought after by employers not only because of their specialised training, but because they have received tuition in a ‘hands-on’ practical, commercial farming operation, in areas such as livestock handling, computing, engineering, fencing, milk harvesting, finance, soils, plants, environmental sustainability, driving and mechanical maintenance. Telford has a strong national reputation and our graduates can be found working all over New Zealand, and the world, using the skills and knowledge they learnt at Telford.
Taster weeks are hosted during the school holidays for prospective students to experience four nights and three days of living like a fulltime Telford student; an application form can be printed from the Telford website.
If you are wanting to kick start your career in New Zealand’s primary industry, contact Telford today on 0800 TELFORD (0800 835 367) or visit our website on www.telford.ac.nz. Ask for our free DVD, brochure and prospectus or come and visit the campus and farm. Enrol today for either our February or July intakes.