Level 1 Primary Industries
Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh
Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
Students will learn about general garden maintenance, germinating seeds, transplanting seedlings, compost management and identification of growing media and common native plants. Students will also learn about livestock management practices.
Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Primary industries: horticulture, agriculture, forestry, conservation.
Learning outcomes/Assessment links:
NOTE: Note: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year.
Optional Standards: Students who intend to study Level 2 Agricultural Science may select to study Achievement Standard 90921, although students will be required to work individually in class, with supervision, and at home to cover the content required.
Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Level 2 Primary Industries: Agriculture and Level 2 Primary Industries: Horticulture.
Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Class trips to local businesses in the industry.
Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
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.
US1, US23782, US23783, AS90157, AS90922, AS90923
US1, US23782, US23783, US23780, AS90157, AS90922, AS90923
Complete all Unit Standards. AS90157, AS90922, AS90923, AS90919, AS90924, (optional AS90921)
Derived Grade examinations
AS90919, AS90924, (optional AS90921)
Revision for external and further assessment opportunities; NCEA examinations
Students will require a 2B5 Lab Book, and a couple of pairs of socks for gumboots.
Recommended Prior Learning
Entry is open.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.
Horticulture, farmer, soil analyst, dairy farmer, forestry, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller,