AGR6

Agriculture - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Brownlee

This course is suitable for students who have a general interest in farming and wish to extend their knowledge of Agriculture. This course is the beginning of a career pathway in the Agricultural industry. This leads onto Agriculture Level 2 and Agriculture Level 3.
The main topics covered in this course are:
- Fence construction and tools and equipment
- Health and Safety in a rural workplace
- Tractor safety and driving skills
- Quad safety and riding skills.
- Animal handling, welfare and health of dairy cows
- Feeding, breeding and health of farm animals
No farming experience required. However, prior knowledge/ experience can be recognised.

Recommended Prior Learning

It is an advantage to have taken Year 10 Horticulture

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 18191 v4
NZQA Info
Describe safe handling and health problems of dairy cattle associated with milking
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 5

U.S. 19044 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24557 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

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
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

U.S. 24833 v2
NZQA Info
Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

U.S. 27602 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate quad bike riding skills on flat ground under close supervision

This standard will only go ahead if we are in Covid Level 1 or 2, this standard will not be available if we are at Covid Level 3 or 4.

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

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

U.S. 27608 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate basic wheel tractor driving on flat ground under close supervision

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

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90921 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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