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Acheivement Standards
US 2803
AS 91528
AS 91529
AS 91531
AS 91529

Horowhenua College
Level 3 Agriculture and Horticulture



Course Purpose and learning Outcomes

- To understand how market needs drive primary production.
- To develop skills necessary to start a career in the primary
   production fields.
- To cover prerequisite knowledge and skills for tertiary study
- To appreciate and value the career opportunities offered in by NZ
   primary industries.



    Assessment Details

    Type of Assessment

    and credit value


    US 2803

    Maintain a documented work record of agricultural/ horticultural activities

    AS 91528 Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or production

    Term 1-3

    Internal Unit Standard

    5 credits

    Internal Achievement Standard

     4 Credits

    Plant and Livestock production

    AS 91529

    Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product

    AS 91531

    Demonstrate understanding of how production process meets the market requirements for a New Zealand primary product

    Term 2

    Internal Achievement Standard

    6 Credits

    Internal Achievement Standard

    4 Credits

    Physical Environment

    AS 90651

    Explain how market forces affect supply and demand of primary products.

    External exam

    External Achievement Standard

    4 Credits



    Analysis a primary production environmental issue

    External exam

    External Achievement Standard

    4 Credits

    Please refer to Horowhenua ‘Student Guide to NCEA’ regarding the rules associated with NZQA.

    Reassessment and resubmission opportunities will be offered where deemed appropriate.

    Stationery requirements

    2B5 exercise book

    Field trips costs to be advised