Based in Christchurch, the National Trade Academy provides domestic and international students with a range of Agriculture Training Courses, Equine Training Courses, Horticulture and Animal Care Courses. Graduates of NTA are awarded national qualifications that are recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), preparing them for careers in these land-based industries.
NTA’s courses have a strong balance between theory and practice, and training centres offer specialised purpose-built facilities to provide students with industry-relevant skills to help them succeed in their professional career.
NTA’s innovative approach to education includes a focus on providing opportunities for international students to combine their English language study with unique New Zealand experiences such as English and horse riding, English and agriculture, and English and rugby.
Horticulture and landscaping
Specialised safety courses
Fully equipped land-based training facility
Horticulture gardens and glasshouse
Sand ‘all-weather’ riding arenas, stables and yards