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Tractor Courses

Jobseeker Tractor and Machine Operation Course

If you're an inexperienced or new tractor driver, learn how to operate a tractor and implements / machinery to start your new job in agriculture with this jobseeker tractor course.

Course Overview:

The tractor is an essential piece of machinery for so many businesses and operating it safely and efficiently is vital. This is an integrated training and assessment jobseeker tractor course. You will receive a certificate of training once it is complete. 

We will guide you through the theory behind tractor driving, with sessions on key health and safety issues. You will also receive plenty of hands-on experience behind the wheeI in the field using tractors and machinery. Basic operations and manoeuvring will be covered, as will using attachments, trailers, and the power take-off (PTO) shaft.

Course Outcomes:

  • Perform a risk assessment·Mount and dismount safely
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with using controls
  • Understand the reasons for daily checks
  • Start and stop the engine in a safe manner
  • Be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave the tractor in a safe state
  • Competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling and air intake of the engine, perform basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state
  • Attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft
  • Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader

*W Endorsement can be completed at an extra cost of $200

Course Details

Industry Training Micro-Credential: Operate a Tractor in the Primary Industry

Fees: FREE

Level: 2&3

Mode: Theory and Practical

Duration: 10 Days (8am-5pm) 

Ideal For:

This jobseeker tractor course is designed for inexperienced and new drivers, if you already work in the agricultural industry please see Tractor Operation 2-day or Tractor Operation 5-day courses. 

Our Tutors:

Ag Drive’s tutor is an approved Registered Assessor with Primary ITO, this means that we are able to assess unit standards that we have been approved to deliver. Ag Drive can report these approved units to NZQA through Primary ITO. 

Course Structure:

  • Agricultural Contracting in New Zealand
  • Health and safety legislation                            
  • Controls and pre-start check
  • Operating the tractor
  • Manoeuvring
  • Mounted implements and trailed machines
  • PTO's
  • Tractor mounted front-end loader

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

Max and Liam