New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industries

Level 2

Contacts

 

 

Farming Fencing Shearing   

Caleb Matenga/Sid Tamanui

 

06 8681081

 

Horticulture/Conservation  

Caleb Matenga

Beekeeping

Paddy Cowan

 

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 show that you are committed to working in the primary industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain employment in a range of primary industry sectors including health and safety, farm machinery, stock work, fencing, shearing, horticulture and beekeeping. In successfully completing this programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industries Level 2 AND BE ABLE TO:

 

Carry out practical production tasks associated with an entry level role in a primary industry context.

Use safe work practices in a primary industry workplace that must include 23541 and may include 19145 and 23540.

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

GPO 1 – Carry out practical production tasks associated with an entry level role in a primary industry

context

Farm Machinery – All learners to complete at least 6 credits from this module irrespective of context

Unit Standard Number

Learning Outcome

Credits

Skill Set – Agricultural Machinery

19044

DKO the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use

3

27608

Drive a basic wheel tractor on flat terrain under close supervision

3

24557

Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike

3

24554

Ride a quad bike on flat terrain in the workplace

4

24555

Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a motorcycle

3

19053

Ride a motorcycle on flat terrain

3

24556

Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a light utility vehicle (LUV)

3

24553

Drive a light utility vehicle (LUV) on flat terrain

4

       

 

Learners will select the balance of credits to make up the required 40 credits from skill sets relevant to

their selected context/s

 

Skill Set - Plant Pest Weed and Disease Control and Weather

 

21556

Control weeds under supervision

2

21561

Use, maintain, and store agrichemical personal protective equipment (PPE)

2

27213

Identify and interpret agrichemical product information, and demonstrate knowledge of safety with agrichemicals

5

27215

Prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals using hand held equipment

5

15975

Demonstrate knowledge of traditional insecticides and fungicides used by Māori

2

19138

Monitor and interpret weather information

4

Skill Set - Stock work

19112

Check and report on livestock

4

19114

Assist with handling and treatment of livestock

6

19116

DKO livestock behaviour and animal welfare

2

24629

Feed livestock with supplementary feed as directed

2

24630

Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision

4

Skill Set - Fencing

 

24836

Describe non-electric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing

2

24833

Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types

3

24834

Replace a broken post, and repair a broken wire in fences

5

24832

Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage

5

Skill Set - Shearing 

 

15041

Grind shearing combs and cutters for machine shearing

5

577

Dag and crutch sheep with prepared equipment

5

19146

Carry out woolshed tasks during shearing operations

5

20113

Describe a kit of shearing gear, and maintain and rectify faults in combs

6

Skill Set - Hand Tools

 

4

Maintain hand tools and service small engines used in horticulture

5

24540

Maintain and use a petrol-powered brush cutter

2

Skill Set - Nursery Work

 

20570

DKO nursery growing media and soils

5

20560

Grow nursery crops in containers

10

20571

Care for nursery crops

10

22188

DKO irrigation systems used in horticulture

5

816

DKO fruit production in NZ

5

20574

Identify plants

5

22183

Plant out horticulture crops by hand

5

21212

Harvest a fruit crop under supervision

5

25469

Describe crop propagation in accordance with local tikanga

4

25471

Describe the cultivation of crops in accordance with local tikanga

4

25474

Describe the harvesting of crops in accordance with local tikanga

4

Skill Set – Apiculture  

 

19888

DKO the New Zealand beekeeping industry, and career and training opportunities

2

19893

Describe physical characteristics of bees and their behaviour

3

25899

Describe honey bees, beehives, bee stings, bee diseases, and honey harvesting and processing

2

19884

Construct and repair beehives, and beehive frames

4

19885

Open and close a beehive, work in an apiary, and feed a beehive

5

19892

Shift beehives

3

19886

DKO disease in the bee colony

3

19890

Requeen a beehive

3

 

 

GPO 2 SAFE WORK PRACTICES - Learners to complete at least 10 credits that must include 23541 if they do not already hold it with the balance of at least 5 credits to be taken from the Electives

Unit Standard Number

Learning Outcome

Credit

23541 Compulsory

Locate hazards, describe safety procedures, and demonstrate safe work practices in a rural workplace

5

23540

DKO hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace

5

19145

Describe hydration, nutrition, and sleep in relation to physical well-being of agriculture workers

4

19136

Demonstrate the social requirements for daily living in the rural industry

2

19137

Describe the opportunities, advantages, and disadvantages of rural employment

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

 

Education:

 

On successfully completing this programme, depending on your selected course, you

will have the pre requisite skills, knowledge and aptitude for a range of

Primary sector qualifications at Level 3 including:

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Livestock Husbandry) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Pastoral Livestock Production) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture with strands in Amenity, Arboriculture, Fruit Production, Indoor Crop Production, Outdoor Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, and Post-Harvest (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3)

 

Employment

On successfully completing the programme, you will have the skills, knowledge and a

recognised qualification that will enable you to work in entry-level roles in an

agriculture operation as a junior farm assistant, fencer, fencer general, shedhand,

pruner, harvester, packhouse hand, orchard worker, vineyard hand, assistant gardener,

nursery worker or assistant beekeeper depending on the course you have chosen to

study.

 

Once you are in employment, you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Primary Industry Training Organisation 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’