L2SPI

Level 2 Science Primary Industries

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.

What will I learn and how will I learn?
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.

Conditions of Assessment
NCEA internal assessments allow a flexible approach to the collection of achievement evidence. Therefore, assessment conditions will vary from theoretical assessments, supervised by the teacher, to practical performance assessments. All assessments will be monitored by the subject teacher to ensure authenticity of student work. Specific assessment conditions will be provided for individual achievement standards.

Submitting Internal Assessments
All work for assessment must be submitted to the teacher by the due date.  Any work not submitted for assessment by the deadline will receive a ‘Not Achieved’ grade. If students are sick on the day their work is due, they must get a doctor’s certificate.  (Read over Student Handbook for full assessment details).  APA Referencing must be used if relevant to the task.

Resubmissions and Further Assessment Opportunities
All standards have a resubmission opportunity.  Time and pace of learning will dictate whether further assessment opportunities can occur.


Pathway

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

Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have earned twelve credits in Level 1 Horticulture, and/or have approval from the Teacher in Charge and/or Head of Learning Area. This class is limited to fourteen students.

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
3
3
3
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