12ACP
This course requires 3 options.

Year 12 Primary Industries Academy

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: T. Phillips

This course is the Primary Industries Academy which will take up 3 of your option lines. 

Case by case exceptions to this may apply if required and in consultation with the teacher in charge and trade academy co-ordinator. 

If you are interested in working in the agriculture, horticulture, forestry, sports turf or land conservation areas, then this course is for you. It explores our Primary Industries which employs 350,000 people in New Zealand, generating $36 billion annually in export earnings.

The programme for this skills aspect of the academy focuses on learning in the agriculture, apiculture and horticulture industries. Student will explore the following 

- What are the primary sectors and primary industries, what they provide to New Zealand's Economy and the employment opportunities available in each sector.

- Building permanent farm fences, temporary electric fences, replacing battens and repairing farm fences. 

- Pest species in New Zealand and the impact they have on the primary sector, setting up traps, skinning and plucking possums

- First aid, health and safety in a rural setting. 

-  Assist with handling livestock when moving and drafting, when livestock are distressed, assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision. 

- Demonstrate understanding of honey bee physical features, castes, bee stings and beehive health. 

-Demonstrate knowledge of how cows produce milk, 

-Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification and records for sheep

- Plant out by hand utilising the school's vegetable garden, 

- Identify plants 

- Attend both Dargaville Field days and the National field days in Mystery Creek Hamilton 

\- Carry out a long term practical investigation around chick growth and development with different brands of chick starter.

- Explore the range of reproductive techniques used in livestock reproduction such as heat detection, artificial insemination, controlled internal drug release (CIDR), embryo transfer, scanning, flushing, induction. As part of this, students will explore the hormones involved in reproduction and learn about the Oestrus cycle. They will also go into why it is done with regards to timing, quantity, genetics and economics. 

- Research the environmental impacts of primary production in Northland, where students will select a primary industry and explore the negative and positive impacts it has on the soil, water, air and living organisms. Students could choose horticulture or agriculture, depending on their field of interest.

- Explore how management practices influence plant growth and development in New Zealand commercial production and how New Zealand commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development.


Students who have a passion in equine also have the opportunity of attending a week long block course at Barge park.

Students gain some industry experience in agriculture, horticulture and apiculture by attending a gateway placement on a farm or orchard. 

There will be an emphasis on environmental sustainability, innovation and business skills. The academy will provide students with valuable, transferable skills and knowledge. 

This course intends to provide students with a gateway to careers in Primary Industries. It maintains multiple pathways that provide opportunities for employment in the primary sector, farm based training, or study at tertiary level including entry to University, with many of these providers (or students who have attended these), visiting this class throughout the year. 

Participation in this intensive will ensure success in NCEA Level 2 and students will achieve NCEA level 2 with the Primary Industries Vocational Pathway Award. 

 




Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 141 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 137 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 37 v5
NZQA Info
Install fencing wire

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 424 v8
NZQA Info
Assess and manage an emergency care situation during an outdoor recreation activity

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 561 v5
NZQA Info
Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 577 v6
NZQA Info
Dag and crutch sheep with prepared equipment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6400 v6
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6401 v6
NZQA Info
Provide first aid

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

1
1
1
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6402 v8
NZQA Info
Provide basic life support

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

1
1
1
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18191 v4
NZQA Info
Describe safe handling and health problems of dairy cattle associated with milking

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 18192 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of how cows produce milk

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 19106 v3
NZQA Info
Assist with handling livestock when moving and drafting, and when livestock are distressed

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 19116 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and welfare in a primary industry operation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20574 v3
NZQA Info
Identify plants

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20793 v2
NZQA Info
Skin possums for possum fur recovery

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23540 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24630 v4
NZQA Info
Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24641 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24822 v2
NZQA Info
Install wooden battens for fencing

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24832 v2
NZQA Info
Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24833 v2
NZQA Info
Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24834 v2
NZQA Info
Replace a broken post and repair a broken wire in fences

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24835 v1
NZQA Info
Identify the location of a fault in electric fences, and replace electric fence components

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24836 v3
NZQA Info
Describe nonelectric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29502 v1
NZQA Info
Plant out by hand under close supervision

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29633 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of the New Zealand primary sectors and industries

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30791 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate understanding of honey bee physical features, castes, bee stings and beehive health

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 31656 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of safe work practices in a primary industry operation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91289 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91292 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91293 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91294 v3
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 141
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

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