Level 2 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 the possum fur industry and how to trap, pluck fur, skin and the preparation of skins (Project Possum). They will also gain an all terrain vehicle (ATV) safety certificate in safe operation of an ATV, and how to plant and maintain an annual flower garden. The course will provide some of the introductory skills needed for careers in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, apiculture and conservation. Students will learn generic skills and Health & Safety. Note: They may need to show a passport or birth certificate to gain the credits from this course.
Possible Career/Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, apiculture and conservation.
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?)
Year 13 Primary Industries - Agriculture and Level 3 Primary Industries - 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 riding quad bikes 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.
Students will require a 2B8 Lab Book, together with a couple of pairs of gumboot socks.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have earned twelve credits in Level 1 Primary Industries - Agriculture, 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: 46 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.
Landscaper, horticulture, soil analyst, forestry, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller,