L2 Primary Industries Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Martin

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of PIA12

This course is intended for Y12 & Y13 students.

Students spend 1 day per week on work placement in a chosen primary industry.

Students taking this course have the opportunity to learn agricultural and horticultural skills and knowledge relating to the workplace, use experience gained while on placement assessed for relevant unit standards, have the Unit Standards achieved to be used towards completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (endorsed in a primary sector context e.g. dairy, equine) and also complete NCEA Level 2 and their Primary Industries Vocational Pathway Award. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in courses run by outside providers. 

Careers this course lead onto include any Primary Sector career including sheep/beef farming, dairy farming, crop management on an orchard, glasshouse management, arboriculture, landscape design, equine, seafood. The diversity of the unit standards in the primary sector qualification makes it impractical to list in this booklet.

Unit standards covered for each sector can be viewed by visiting the Careers department or Mr Martin.

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery