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Growing New Zealand through people.

Primary ITO is on the ground working with individuals, businesses, communities and industry. We're in high tech production facilities, on farms and orchards, in the shed and at the kitchen table, all around New Zealand. We're coaching and teaching and sharing the knowledge, building confidence, ambition and capability - with a desire to do much more than turn the wheel. We want to power up the entire engine. 

Industry consultation and advocacy

Industry training is all about meeting the skill needs of our industries. To achieve this, we work with industry bodies to develop training and qualifications that align with best practice and industry expectations. We advocate on behalf of our industries to Government to ensure policy decisions support our ability to create fit-for-purpose training. 

Programme and qualification development

The Primary ITO develop and maintain the national standards for more than 250 qualifications across the agriculture, horticulture, food processing, seafood, equine and sports turf industries.