About us

Growing great people for our primary industries


We're dedicated to helping people that work in the primary sectors improve their skills and knowledge in the workplace. Our training develops capable people who can do the job well.



Training New Zealand’s primary industries

Our training and qualifications help people achieve their career and business goals in over thirty primary sectors. Whether people are just starting out, are contracting or already manage or own a business, we work with them to identify a learning pathway and organise delivery through an accredited provider.





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


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




Growing our people, our industry and New Zealand

Vision & values

Our overarching vision is to grow great people for our primary industries and our values shape how we plan to get there. 

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We have four main groups that work together to govern our ITO,
the Board, the Director Selection Panel,
the Stakeholder Council and our IPGs.

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Global work

Agricultural Services Limited (ASL) is our international business arm focused on increasing primary industry growth and prosperity on a global scale. 

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Senior Leadership Team