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Agricultural Practical Courses in New Zealand.

Ag Drive provides practical agricultural operator training for vehicles and machinery. As the Waikato’s most recognized, and award winning 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.

We now are offering this training as a service that we bring to you, onto site. We will train you on your machinery that you use every day, and fit the course into your daily timetable.

Browse the complete range of our courses.

Tractor operator 
courses

Light Utility
Vehicle operator
courses

Chainsaw operator courses

Quad bike operator
courses

Motorbike 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 practical course that suits you! 

We will come to you!

We offer our recognized training as a mobile service that comes to you wherever you are in New Zealand.

The Ag Drive Blog

Read our latest Ag Drive Agricultural Article and News

Why is Vehicle Safety on Farms Important

In the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand, where green fields stretch as far as the eye can see, lies an often overlooked aspect of rural life – vehicle safety. The serene environment of farms aRead more

Top 3 Benefits of Chainsaw Operator Training Across Industries in New Zealand

In New Zealand, chainsaws are extensively used across various sectors, including forestry, construction, and agriculture. While these tools are indispensable for efficient operations, they also poseRead more

Workplace deaths, injuries costing NZ $4.4 billion a year - Stuff report

Workplace accidents and deaths are costing the country collectively $4.4 billion, according to a new report out on Tuesday looking at the state of health and safety prevention in New Zealand. In theRead more

St Peter's School Complete Tractor Training with Ag Drive

Last week Ag Drive welcomed a group of students from St Peter's School in Cambridge. Completing the Ag Drive 1-day tractor course, the team learned about vehicle operation and safety.  Ag Drive COORead more

ACC Chainsaw Related Injuries 2022

STIHL is exploring the comprehensive statistics provided by ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) from 2018 to 2022, delving into various aspects of chainsaw-related injuries. We examine the numberRead more

Ag Drive on the AM Show

WorkSafe data shows that from 1 January – 31 March 2023, there were 5 farm fatalities and 30 WorkSafe notifiable injuries. In the 12 months to January 2023, there were 14 fatalities in total, andRead more

5 farm fatalities in 3 months show not enough being done

Ag Drive is calling on the agriculture industry to step up and do more to keep people safe on farm, with 5 fatalities in the first 3 months of 2023, with the launch of their ‘Change the Culture’Read more

Quad bike widow calls for more education

The widow of a farmer killed in a quad bike accident says education, not hefty fines, is the key to reducing accidents and deaths involving the bikes. Official figures show 28 people died in quadbikeRead more

Older farmers and children are involved in more farm accidents than other age groups - Worksafe

Farmers of retirement age are hurt more often than younger farmers, and WorkSafe says more care needs to be taken of children on farms. In the first three months of this year there were five farmRead more

Agri injuries approach $100m in ACC claims

The figure, which includes new and existing claims, has risen by about $14 million in the past five years. Almost $100 million was paid out by the Accident Compensation CorporationRead more

Forestry, agriculture, construction deaths are nearly all avoidable

Every week this year on average, one or more New Zealand workers will likely be killed in a workplace accident. Wayne Scott, CEO of MinEx, the extractive sector’s health and safety organisation, isRead more

Ag Drive partners with Agricademy

Ag Drive has signed an agreement with Agricademy, to deliver its award-winning operator training to even more of the agriculture sector.  Agricademy provides training for new employees in a moreRead 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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