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Practical training for tractor, machinery and motorbike operators

Funded courses to
suit all skill levels and situations

Ag Drive provides practical agricultural operator training for vehicles and machinery. As the Waikato's largest agricultural vehicle training provider, we offer a range of tractor driving courses, machinery operation courses and farm motorbike driver courses to suit every experience level, timeframe and need. And the best part? Lots of our courses are FREE*, contact us to see if youre eligible.

Tractor Operator Courses

Light Utility Vehicle Operator Courses

Quad Motorbike Operator Courses

2-Wheeler Operator Courses

Practical Skills For A Lifetime

Are you already working in the agricultural sector and want to upskill or grow confidence? Are you looking for a career change with heaps of opportunities? Maybe you're an employer looking to train your staff? Whatever the reason, we've got an agricultural operator training course to suit you! 

For Existing Operators

Looking to refresh your skills or gain some new ones? Grow your confidence, improve your knowledge and expand your skills to take your agricultural career to the next level.  

For Employers

Want to develop your people, build their confidence, improve their skills and get the most out of your team? Employers are getting behind operator training through Ag Drive, and you can too.  

For Novices

Interested in learning how to operate a tractor, a motorbike or an LUV, but no experience? No problem - an Ag Drive course can give you a solid foundation of skills to build from. 

​Looking for staff?

Suffering from staff shortages? Can't find enough qualified operators to join your agri-business operation? We have launched Ag Work NZ- an Ag Drive initiative. We match workers in the UK to Agricultural employers in NZ and sort all the paperwork to make getting staff from overseas as easy as possible. Visit the website to find out more. 

Learn in a state of the art, supportive environment

Waikato Training Centre

Ag Drives state-of-the-art Tractor and Motorbike Training Facility operates all year round.  We have used the natural landscape of Mystery Creek to set up obstacle courses and specialised activity areas for practical operator training on all terrains and a true on farm training experience. 

Mobile Training Options

Not in the Waikato or have a big group? No worries, we can come to you. We offer mobile / on-site agricultural operator training to large groups so your team can learn in their own environments, on the terrain and with the gear they use day-to-day. Talk to us to find out more. 

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Why Ag Drive?

  • A focus on practical learning 
  • Modern, state of the art facilities and machinery 
  • A safety-focused, supportive learning environment 
  • Experienced, qualified tutors who know their stuff 
  • Industry-led training 
  • Courses to suit all skill levels 
  • Free and funded course options available 

From the Blog

Learner Profile: Leanne Collier

In 2021 Leanne was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, but she hasn't let that keep her from working in the industry that she loves.  "People keep telling me how positive and unique my story is, Read more

Ngati Haua Mahi Trust trains with Ag Drive

With a commitment to training and a recent investment in a new Light Utility Vehicle, the Ngati Haua Mahi Trust recently approached the Ag Drive team to deliver on-site training to 10 of their teamRead more

Women landing rural labouring jobs and loving it

Republished from Stuff Campaigns to attract female butchers, fruit harvesters, farm machine operators, shearers and dairy farmers are in full swing across the country as employers face a labourRead more

New Zealand National Fieldays Society and Ag Drive announce exciting new partnership

Ag Drive is a success story which was born out of the opportunities that the 2020 lockdown created. Director, Andre Syben, realised that there would be a huge shortage of drivers and machine operatorRead more

Learner Profile: Jo Townsend

50/50 sharemilker Jo Townsend had been wanting to drive tractors for a long time, but it wasn't until she came across Ag Drive that she could make her dream a reality.  Sharemilking in Wardville nRead more

Onsite training with Valichi Downs

Learn how Ag Drive's onsite training courses are making a difference to employers like Valachi Downs Stud in Matamata, who recently put staff through an onsite Ag Drive training course on LUV (LightRead more

"It’s a really good foundation course, even though we have previous tractor driving experience, we still learnt a lot.”

Max and Liam

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