Level 1 Primary Industries

L1PIA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Dryburgh

Graduate profile: (What qualities/additional skills learners will achieve by taking this course?) 
Students will learn about general garden maintenance, germinating seeds, transplanting seedlings, compost management and identification of growing media and common native plants. Students will also learn about livestock management practices.

Possible Career/ Vocational Pathway(s): (What career pathways are related to this course?)
Primary industries: horticulture, agriculture, forestry, conservation.

Learning outcomes/Assessment links: 
NOTE: Note: Courses are subject to change with the review of courses at the end of each year. 

Optional Standards: Students who intend to study Level 2 Agricultural Science may select to study Achievement Standard 90921, although students will be required to work individually in class, with supervision, and at home to cover the content required.

Progression: (What courses does this course lead to?)
Level 2 Primary Industries: Agriculture and Level 2 Primary Industries: Horticulture.

Vocational/Industry links: (What vocational or industry learning experiences will be included in this course?)
Class trips to local businesses in the industry.

Contextualised contexts: (What local, cultural, real-life content is involved in this course?)
Local industry.

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
US1, US23782, US23783, AS90157, AS90922, AS90923
KEY DATES:

Term 2
US1, US23782, US23783, US23780, AS90157, AS90922, AS90923
KEY DATES:

Term 3
Complete all Unit Standards. AS90157, AS90922, AS90923, AS90919, AS90924, (optional AS90921)
KEY DATES:
Derived Grade examinations

Term 4
AS90919, AS90924, (optional AS90921)
KEY DATES:
Revision for external and further assessment​​​ opportunities; NCEA examinations

Pathway

Level 2 & 3 Primary Industries - Horticulture, Level 2 Primary Industries : Agriculture

Careers in the primary industries: farming, forestry, conservation.

Resource Requirements

Students will require a 2B5 Lab Book, and a couple of pairs of socks for gumboots.


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open.


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. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
U.S. 23780 v1 Undertake general garden maintenance
1
I
5
U.S. 23782 v1 Identify containers, materials, plants, and tools used in plant propagation
1
I
2
U.S. 23783 v1 Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
1
I
5
A.S. 90921 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
1
E
5
Y
A.S. 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
1
I
3
A.S. 90923 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.9 - Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90924 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.10 - Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology
1
E
5
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 34 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 credits.

Pathway Tags

Horticulture, farmer, soil analyst, dairy farmer, forestry, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller


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