Year 13 Primary Industries - Agriculture
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh
Level 2 and Year 13 Secondary Primary Industries are highly practical courses for students who are interested in a career in primary industries and learning practical skills.
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
Students will learn about Mustelid pests and how to trap and control numbers. They will also learn basic fencing practices and will build a fence as a team and have the opportunity to gain a safety certificate in the safe operation of a chainsaw. The course will provide further instruction in skills need to work in the primary industries, eg, Agrichemical use.
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Learning outcomes/Assessment links: See standards list
Note: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. Course is not endorsable.
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Local industry: forestry, agriculture, horticulture.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Qualifications directly applicable to employment in primary industries
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Local industry. Practical experience chain-sawing, fence building and trapping pests.
Teaching and Learning Approaches: (How will I learn in this course?)
Students will learn through ICT use for visualisation of abstract ideas, field trips, working outdoors, practical skills in primary industries, future-relevant foundational understanding of the world, applied mathematics and statistics, scientific writing and scientific investigation and laboratory work.
The timetable of teaching, learning and assessment of these standards will be advised by letter at the commencement of the 2021 school year.
Revision and further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: Week 4: Further assessment opportunities
Students will require a 2B8 Lab Book, together with a couple of pairs of gumboot socks.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have succeeded in Level 2 Secondary Primary Industries and/or have approval from the Teacher in Charge and/or Head of Learning Area. This class is limited to fourteen students.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 70 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 70 credits.