New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems)

Level 3

Tairāwhiti Farm Cadets

 

Contacts

 

 

Tutor

 

Martin Paenga

06 863 7030

Peter Ruha

027 5395841

Pura Smith

06 868 1081

 

Programme Information

 

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to Turanga Ararau you need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. To gain entry to the programme you will need to have literacy and numeracy skills at step 4 or above on the assessment tool and have completed the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) with Primary Vocational Pathways, an equivalent qualification or can demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge through previous work in the industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain employment in the agriculture industry in a range of industry sectors. In successfully completing this programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) Level 3 AND BE ABLE TO:

 

Graduate Profile Outcome

Credits

Apply theoretical knowledge of key farming inputs to pastoral farming systems

30

Assist with key production tasks in a pastoral farming context

30

Utilise technology within pastoral farming systems

5

Assess and minimise risk to self, others and equipment

10

Apply theoretical knowledge of sustainable practices to pastoral farming systems

10

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

GPO 1 – Apply theoretical knowledge of key farming inputs to pastoral farming systems

A minimum of 10 credits from each Elective with a minimum of a total of 30 credits required for GPO1

Credits

Soils and Pastures Elective

24542

Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of an agriculture system on soils

3

19081

Describe annual feed supply and demand, methods to manage feed surpluses and deficits, and perform calculations

2

22178

Demonstrate knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles

5

Livestock Elective

19157

Demonstrate knowledge of sheep genetics, and ram selection

5

24624

Demonstrate knowledge of cattle genetics and selection

5

24625

Identify external body parts, ideal conformation, and conformation faults of livestock

3

18

Demonstrate knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology

4

28975

Demonstrate understanding of livestock anatomy, physiology, behaviour and animal welfare obligations

6

19103

Demonstrate knowledge of methods for promoting on-farm livestock health and health problems of livestock

8

19075

Demonstrate knowledge of calving, and associated diseases and health disorders

3

GPO 2 – Assist with key production tasks in a pastoral farming context

A minimum of 4 credits from each Elective and a minimum of a total of 30 credits required for GPO2

Credits

Livestock Handling Elective

19110

Work a farm dog, and maintain its health and welfare

5

575

Use and care for farm horses

7

19115

Handle and move livestock

6

24640

Plan a route, and muster and drove a mob of sheep

12

24634

Complete documentation, and present livestock for transport, sale and slaughter

8

Livestock Health Elective

577

Dag and crutch sheep

5

581

Dock and treat lambs

4

28976

Recognise, and assist with treatment of, livestock health problems

10

28977

Assist with implementation of livestock preventative health programmes

10

28923

Assist with feeding pastoral livestock to meet production targets

8

Livestock Welfare Elective

582

Handle livestock when moving and drafting and when livestock are distressed

6

578

Kill and prepare a sheep for dog food

5

GPO 3 – Utilise technology within pastoral farming systems

A minimum of 5 credits required for GPO3

Credits

2785

Create a computer spreadsheet to provide a solution for organisation use

5

2784

Create and use a computer spreadsheet to solve a problem

3

18743

Produce a spreadsheet from instructions using supplied data

2

12884

Create electronic documents and manage a file for generic text and information management

3

18758

Find information using the internet

2

GPO 4 – Assess and minimise risk to self, others and equipment

A minimum of 10 credits required from GPO4

Credits

17591

Demonstrate knowledge of the prevention and management of Discomfort, Pain and Injury (DPI) in the workplace

8

17592

Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace

4

21560

Demonstrate knowledge of agrichemicals

6

27210

Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control

6

GPO 5 – Apply theoretical knowledge of sustainable practices to pastoral farming systems

A minimum of 10 credits required from GPO5

Credits

17204

Demonstrate knowledge of Sustainable Land Management in the NZ environment, society and economy

10

17205

Demonstrate knowledge of managing water and air quality in an agribusiness context

8

19372

Describe the environmental implications of spreading fertiliser and associated activities

2

 

Programme Dates and Hours

Start Date:     To be advised                                    

Finish Date:   To be advised                        

 

Hours will generally be from 8.00am to 4.00pm with a lunch break of 30 minutes at 12 noon.

 

The on job work experience component will be the hours that are worked by the work experience provider in the agriculture industry so you can expect to be on the job working by 8am or earlier and not finishing until at least 4.00 pm—Monday to Friday.

 

Programme Outcomes

On successfully completing this programme you will have the qualification, skills and knowledge to:

Education

Combined with one or more of the other three qualifications level 3 agriculture programmes

Progress to:

- New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)

 

Employment

Work at a junior level in the livestock sector as an assistant or shepherds or in

similar roles in the farming industry

 

Once you are in employment you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Industry Training Organisation, Primary ITO with the support of your employer.

 

 

‘Whatungarongaro he tangata – toitū he whenua hoki’

A loved person will not remain –

A treasured land is always there’