New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles Machinery and Infrastructure)

Level 3

Tairāwhiti Farm Cadets

 

Contact

Ruapani Farm and Training Manager

Martin Paenga

06 863 7030

Ruapani Farm Administrator and Tutor

Mitch Jones

06 863 7030

Waingake Farm Tutor

Peter Ruha

027 5395841

 

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 3 or above on the assessment tool, preferably a level 2 qualification in the industry or equivalent experience and a demonstrated commitment to 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 (Vehicles Machinery and Infrastructure) Level 3

This will be achieved by you completing:

GPO1 – Identify and assist with the management of workplace hazards (May include 23542)

This GPO will be integrated throughout the identified skill sets with a minimum of 4 credits required

 SAFETY

 Unit 

Description

Level

Credits

23542

Identify factors, and describe how to manage factors, that contribute to injury in a rural workplace

3

4

21563

Demonstrate knowledge of the HSNO Act, and NZS 8409:2004 for the use of agrichemicals

3

5

27210

Identify and describe weeds, and methods of prevention and control

3

6

 

GPO2 - Carry out a range of activities related to the use and/or maintenance of workplace vehicles, machinery and infrastructure

VEHICLE CATEGORY - Learners to complete at least one skill set from the following:

 Unit 

Description

Level

Credits

Skill Set – Quad Bike (At least 4 credits Required)

24561

Ride a quad bike with trailed equipment

3

4

24563

Ride a quad bike with mounted equipment or a load

3

3

24559

Ride a quad bike on hilly terrain

3

4

Skill Set – Tractors (At least 4 credits Required)

 

24538

Demonstrate knowledge of tractor stability and the dynamics of tractors and attached

implements

3

4

27604

Drive a tractor with an attached implement on hilly terrain

3

4

Skill Set – LUVs (At least 4 credits Required)

 

24560

Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with trailed equipment

3

3

24562

Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) with mounted equipment or a load

3

3

24558

Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on hilly terrain

3

4

Skill Set – Motor Cycle (At least 4 credits Required)

 

19054

Ride a motorcycle on hilly terrain

3

3

19055

Ride a motorcycle with mounted equipment or a load

3

3

 

Balance of credits to be selected from the skill sets above and below with at least 5 credits from the Machinery category and 5 credits from the Infrastructure category that must include 28924

 MACHINERY CATEGORY

 Unit

Description

Level

Credits

Skill Set – Chainsaws

29297

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a land-based context

3

8

6917

Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation

2

8

Skill Set – Powered Equipment 

 

19046

Service, repair and maintain agricultural machinery

3

6

24846

Prepare to operate, and operate a hand held post hole borer

3

6

27216

Prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals using motorised equipment

3

4

 

INFRASTRUCTURE CATEGORY

 Unit 

Description

Level

Credits

Skill Set – Fencing

19131

Demonstrate knowledge of fencing assemblies

3

3

24821

Locate the position of, and install, primary and intermediate posts for fencing

3

6

24825

Construct tie back assemblies for fencing

3

3

24826

Install and nail a rail panel

3

3

24828

Hang a pre-built gate

3

3

24837

Describe non-electric fence types and components

3

3

36

Select fencing support materials

3

4

37

Install fencing wire

3

6

39

Install fence netting

3

8

572

Demonstrate knowledge of electric fencing components and systems

3

5

573

Construct, energize, and test permanent electric fences

3

10

Skill Set – Tracks

28896

Maintain infrastructure in a primary industry workplace

3

5

Skill Set – Water Supply Systems

28924

Assist with supplying water to livestock in a pastoral livestock workplace

3

5

 

Programme Dates and Hours

Start Date:     Are flexible depending upon enrolments

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

Progress to:

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture - Level 4 (Breeding Livestock Farming strand)

 

Employment

Work as a general hand, fencer, junior shepherd, farm assistant or in other simular roles in the farming industry.

 

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

 

 

‘Whatungarongaro he tangata – toitū he whenua hoki’

A loved person will not remain