Year 12 Primary Industries
Teacher in Charge: T. Phillips
The 350,000 people working in primary industries in New Zealand help feed, shelter, and clothe the world. Primary Industries have always been important to New Zealand, earning over $36 billion a year in export earnings.
Primary industries of importance to New Zealand include:
- Agriculture – Dairy and Meat & Wool
- Horticulture – including viticulture
- Apiculture - Honey and beeswax products
- Seafood – including aquaculture and fishing
- Sports turf
This course is a 20 credit achievement standard course, made up of standards from the agricultural and horticultural science NZQA subjects. This course is endorsable with four internal achievement standards and one external achievement standard.
As part of this course the students will:
- 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.
Contributions and Equipment
1 2B8 exercise book
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Aeroplane Pilot, Agricultural consultant, Agricultural engineer, Agricultural entomologist, Agricultural genetic engineer, Agricultural inspector, Agricultural field representative, Agricultural scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agrochemist, Agronomist, Animal breeder, Animal Care Attendant, Animal trainer, Aquatic botanist, Aquatic ecologist, Aquaculture Farmer, Arboretum manager, Arborist, Beekeeper, Biological engineer, Biosecurity inspector, Biochemist, Biotechnologist, Botanist, Brewer, Caretaker, Conservation biologist, Crop scientist, Crop Farmer, Dairy Farmer, Dairy Products Maker, Deckhand, Diver, Dog Trainer, Ecologist, Environmental Engineer, Environmental Impact analyst, Environmental planner, Environmental scientist, Environmental toxicologist, Farm worker, Farmer, Fencer, Fisherman/woman, Fishery officer, Fishing Skipper, Floral designer, Floriculturist, Florist, Food and drug inspector, Food chemist, Food technologist, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging worker, Forestry Scientist, Gardener, Geologist, Geophysicist, Grounds person, Hatchery manager, Helicopter Pilot, Horse Trainer, Horticultural consultant, Horticultural scientist, Hunter/Trapper, Importer/Exporter, Insect quarantine inspector, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Landscape Architect, Landscaper, Limnologist, Marine biologist, Meat/Seafood Process worker, Microbiologist, Natural resource manager, Nursery Grower/Worker, Oenologist, Pack house Worker, Pest Control Technician, Phytochemist, Plant breeder, Plant pathologist, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Quality control supervisor, Quarantine Officer, Ranger, Saw Doctor, Science Technician, Science writer, Secondary school teacher, Silviculturist, Shearer, Soil scientist, Tertiary lecturer, Tree Surgeon, Valuer, Veterinarian, Viticulturist, Veterinary Nurse, Water Engineer, Winemaker, Wood Processing Worker, Wool Classer, Zoologist,