L23PIH

Level 2 & 3 Primary Industries - Horticulture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?)
This is a combined Level 2 and Level 3 class. Students will learn about production horticulture in Northland.  The course will prepare students for a career pathway in this rapidly growing industry. They will learn about factors affecting production including environmental issues, soil, fertiliser, irrigation and crop management. Students should have succeeded in Level 1 Primary Industries, and/or have approval from the Teacher in Charge and/or Head of Learning Area. Students may gain scholarships through the Trades Academy. Work placements through the Gateway programme are likely for motivated students.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Production horticulture.

Learning outcomes/Assessment links:
See standards list below. This is a draft list of standards to offer: (These exclude standards which may be provided by ITOs). Level 2 students can also choose between AS91292 and AS91298. Course is endorsable.
Level 3 students have a choice of these unit standards, depending on individual Trades Academy scholarship and ITO involvement. (US22175, US22816, US22192, US22193 and US23355).
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.  Tertiary study, industry sponsored scholarship or internship.

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, Gateway work placement.

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, Gateway work placement, future-relevant foundational understanding of the world, applied mathematics and statistics, scientific writing, and scientific investigation and laboratory work. 

A blueberry orchard under development in Pukenui, in the very Far North.


Course Overview

Term 1
The timetable of teaching, learning and assessment of these standards will be advised by letter at the commencement of the 2021 school year.
KEY DATES: Week 5:  Week 9:

Term 2
The timetable of teaching, learning and assessment of these standards will be advised by letter at the commencement of the 2021 school year.
KEY DATES: Week 10: submit AS91528 (Level 3)

Term 3
The timetable of teaching, learning and assessment of these standards will be advised by letter at the commencement of the 2021 school year.
KEY DATES: Week 8: submit AS901529 (Level 3)

Term 4
Revision and further assessment opportunities. External:  AS91290 (Level 2)
KEY DATES: Week 3: Submit AS91289 (Level 2); Week 4: Further assessment opportunities

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 2B8 Lab Book, together with a couple of pairs of gumboot socks.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 67 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 63 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 21212 v3
NZQA Info
Harvest a horticulture crop by hand under close supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22175 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22186 v2
NZQA Info
Prepare, and harvest a horticulture crop by hand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22192 v1
NZQA Info
Plan a fertiliser programme for horticulture use
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 22193 v2
NZQA Info
Fertilise a selected horticulture area
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23355 v2
NZQA Info
Grade horticultural produce to pre-determined criteria
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91290 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91292 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91528 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.1 - Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91529 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 3.2 - Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 67
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6
TotalNumeracy Credits: 14

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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