WELCOME TO FRANKLIN AGRITECH
AUCKLAND & TAURANGA
QUALIFICATIONS SUITABLE FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: One-year and two-year courses:
These programmes are suitable for anyone interested in joining and building a career in New Zealand’s horticulture industry.
They are delivered in commercial production sites by teachers with strong industry experience.
FIAT encourages (and helps) students on all programmes to take up part-time work in the industry during your study to increase the practical exposure to industry practice and increase career options once you have completed the programme.
School leavers should consider the Level 4 (one year) or Level 5 (Two year programmes). Candidates who have completed other post-secondary study (and maybe who want to change their career path) or who have some experience in the industry should consider the Level 5 (One year) programme.
All programmes are suitable for international students and are fully approved and accredited by NZQA (the New Zealand Qualifications Authority).
Domestic students are eligible for subsidised fees funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and may be eligible for StudyLinkStudy Link funding. Students may also be eligible for zero-fees funding.
To develop your professional and sustainable career in horticulture, you can join us and be part of the success story happening right now in New Zealand.
“The future of agriculture is not input-intensive, but knowledge-intensive” – José Graziano da Silva, former FAO Secretary-General.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Almost all of our graduates are employed gainfully with suitable work visas in horticulture sector. Job placement success rate nearly 100%.
We are the leader in horticulture training.
The Franklin Institute of Agri-Technology (Franklin Agritech) is located in Pukekohe, south of Auckland & Tauranga, Bay of Plenty on the fringes of major horticulture production areas of New Zealand. This NZQA-registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) is housed on a 24 acres prime agricultural land in Auckland and on 5-6 acres agricultural production site in Tauranga. Franklin Agritech operates as part and parcel of the Rupex Group of companies which have been servicing horticulture industry, successfully for than 22 years.
Our broad vision is to provide relevant academic and practical training in the area of horticultural production to fulfil the needs of the horticultural industry.
Our aim is to teach students in such a manner that they are ready to take positions in the industry with minimal on-job training as operational personnel.
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New Zealand truly is one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth. A small island nation of just over 5 million people, is ranked very high in safety & security, honesty, and other socio-political values. Horticulture (Fresh produce) is one of the highly regarded and rewarding professions in the country. If you have knack for practical work, this line is for you to choose and build your bright career in this line.
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Know what our Students says about our Training Courses!
Studying at Franklin Institute has completely transformed my life. It’s hard not to be amazed every day you’re in fields getting your hands dirty, planting new plants, and learning how to take care of the older ones. It’s an amazing field.” The program not only helped me secure a good job in the industry but also assisted me in getting three years of open work visa for myself and my family. My partner too is able to work and is gaining relevant experience in New Zealand, in his field of work.
(Monika Sharma L4 Graduated May 2017)+
The time that I spent at Franklin Institute of Agri technology, FIAT, was wonderful. I found the faculty very knowledgeable and co-operative. It has been a great way to study because it has allowed me to work in the industry and study at the same time. Their way of teaching involves practical’s, on-the-job training and exposure about new propagation technique(s) which are outstanding way of getting the students future- ready. This course helped me find work at Rainbow Park Nurseries from where I also got a three-year work Visa.
(Gurtej Takhar L4 Graduated May 2017)
I found the course interesting, challenging and at the same time very rewarding. I learnt a lot by following the academic program at Franklin Institute, prior to which I was a worker performing jobs involving labor. This program makes me feel like a skilled professional as develops a perspective in me for both personal and professional development The classes and instructors promote comradely among students sharing a common passion. The field trips bring new experiences and learning opportunities.
(Shubhi Parmar L4 A graduated Feb 2018).