Year 13 Primary Industries - Agriculture

13PIA
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 Mustelid pests and how to trap and control numbers. They will also learn basic fencing practices and will build a fence as a team and have the opportunity to gain a safety certificate in the safe operation of a chainsaw. The course will provide further instruction in skills need to work in the primary industries, eg, Agrichemical use.

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


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?)
Local industry: forestry, agriculture, 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 chain-sawing, fence building 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.



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.

Term 4
Revision and further assessment opportunities
KEY DATES: Week 4: Further assessment opportunities

Resource Requirements

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


Recommended Prior Learning

Students should have succeeded in Level 2 Secondary Primary Industries 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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 561 v5 Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences
2
I
2
U.S. 6916 v9 Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use
2
I
5
U.S. 6917 v9 Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation
2
I
12
U.S. 20778 v2 Describe and use traps to control mustelid pests
3
I
9
U.S. 20788 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of mustelid biology and environmental impact as a pest species
3
I
6
U.S. 21563 v4 Demonstrate understanding of the legislation, regulations and standards for the use of agrichemicals
3
I
5
U.S. 23542 v1 Identify factors, and describe how to manage factors, that contribute to injury in a rural workplace
3
I
4
U.S. 24822 v2 Install wooden battens for fencing
2
I
4
U.S. 24832 v2 Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage
2
I
5
U.S. 24833 v2 Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types
2
I
3
U.S. 24834 v2 Replace a broken post and repair a broken wire in fences
2
I
5
U.S. 24835 v1 Identify the location of a fault in electric fences, and replace electric fence components
2
I
3
U.S. 24836 v3 Describe nonelectric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing
2
I
2
U.S. 27215 v3 Prepare to apply and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment
2
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 70 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 70 credits.

Pathway Tags

Tree Surgeon, Nursery Production Manager, Packhouse Supervisor, Orchard Grower, Town Planner, Demographer, Archaeologist, Anthropologist


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