L1 Primary Industries Academy

PIA12
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Martin

This is a course for students who have an interest in the Primary Sector (agriculture, horticulture and also forestry, seafood, equine). The course is based upon industry topics and works towards the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills as well as NCEA.

A diverse range of field trips are part of this course to increase awareness of the variety of careers and activities within the sector. Field trips are funded by the Academy.

New in 2021, there will be a series of day long skills courses run off-site by Toi Ohomai. These will cover:

  • sheep farm activities, such as drenching, fencing, shearing
  • activities around calving
  • building and woodwork repairs around a farm
  • use of orchard technology, such as hydro ladders
  • using farm machinery and vehicles

The course is composed of a mixture of Level 1 & 2 unit standards (not all available standards are listed).


Pathway

L2 Primary Industries Academy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

None


Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry


Standards Available
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. 19138 v3 Describe weather, climate and micro-climate characteristics, and interpret weather maps for a primary industry operation
2
I
4
U.S. 19145 v3 Describe hydration, nutrition, and sleep in relation to physical well-being of primary industry workers
2
I
4
U.S. 23780 v1 Undertake general garden maintenance
1
I
5
U.S. 23783 v1 Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed
1
I
5
U.S. 29633 v1 Demonstrate understanding of the New Zealand primary sectors and industries
2
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.