L2PIA

Level 2 Primary Industries : Agriculture

Course Description

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.


Resource Requirements

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.

Pathway

Careers in the primary industries such as: farming, forestry and conservation.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 46 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 46 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 20793 v2
NZQA Info
Skin possums for possum fur recovery
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20794 v2
NZQA Info
Hand pluck possums for possum fur recovery
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20795 v2
NZQA Info
Machine pluck possums for possum fur recovery
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24554 v3
NZQA Info
Operate a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace under close supervision
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24557 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24559 v3
NZQA Info
Operate a quad bike on rolling terrain under limited supervision
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24561 v3
NZQA Info
Operate a quad bike with trailed equipment under limited supervision
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24563 v3
NZQA Info
Operate a quad bike with mounted equipment or load under limited supervision
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29335 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of rural pest animal operations in New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29336 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29338 v1
NZQA Info
Prepare and use traps to control rural pest animals
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90813 v3
NZQA Info
Education for Sustainability 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 46
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 3
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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