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In October 2012, Agriculture ITO and Horticulture ITO merged to form the Primary Industry Training Organisation (Primary ITO). Subsidised by industry and Government, Primary ITO is responsible for vocational education in the agriculture, horticulture, water, sports turf and equine industries. We provide leadership in education and training, develop national qualifications, maintain national qualification standards and provide ongoing support for our students and employers.

With over 12, 000 people studying with us every year, our aim is to maximise the skills and knowledge of people in our sectors by offering high quality, relevant workplace qualifications, resulting in better business and better careers.

We’re working with dairy farmers around the country to help them get the most out of their operation by staying competitive, improving their business skills and farm practices and up skill their teams to improve efficiency.

Our dairy industry qualifications cover a variety of key areas from milk quality, mastitis management, and effluent management to calving, breeding, feeding and pastures, animal health and husbandry.  We also have management level qualifications covering production management, business management and financial planning and HR.

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