Year 12 Primary Industries

12PRI
Course Description

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
  • Forestry
  • Seafood – including aquaculture and fishing
  • Equine 
  • 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.





Pathway

Year 13 Environmental Science, Year 13 Primary Industries (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)

Contributions and Equipment

1 2B8 exercise book


Recommended Prior Learning

open entry


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91289 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.1 - Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
2
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91292 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91293 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.5 - Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91294 v3 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.6 - Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91298 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

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