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  1. Its good value at $435.00 thru SIT.


    A full time tertiary course costs the govt about $10,000 per full time student, by the time tutors, admin and content are paid for.  


    This is Apiculture course is at about Year 13/Seventh form level...60 credits at about 5-10 hours work per credit, so say 300-600 hours work at home over an academic year, equivalent to about 10-20 hours weekly work at home over a 30 week tertiary study period ...so it looks like a course that costs the govt at least $2000 per student in tutors fees and admin and content development -available at to students at $435.00. That’s good. Last time I looked at doing it myself it was about $1000.00 thru’ another tertiary provider. 

    By subsidising course fees the government is aiming to get more qualified people into the apiculture industry, but home beekeepers with a good grounding in basic best practice is also an advantage to the wider commercial sector.


    A friend did it and found it to be helpful to her beekeeping.


    The Telford courses are awesome. I did two of their horticulture qualifications back in 2012 and 2014. Usually you get the notes and coursework posted to you and its all done hardcopy via the mail. If I’m correct, a bit antiquated, but the advantage is that more people can do it and it doesn’t rely on computer and internet. The course booklets are usually really thorough summaries and they’re well written and enjoyable. I know Telford tutors review course content yearly to keep topics relevant.

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