|Describe the End Use of Crops and Factors Which Affect Crop Yields, and Interpret Seed Quality (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 5|
The end-use of growing crops on New Zealand farms; major factors which affect crop yields; seed quality.
||Describe Pasture Plants and Production, and Ways to Optimise Pasture Growth and Utilisation (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 5 (PLANT COLLECTION REQUIRED)|
Relationship between legumes and grasses in New Zealand farm pastures; structure and growing stages of pasture plants; ways producers optimise pasture growth and utilisation; major pasture species of local significance and their general attributes.
||Demonstrate Understanding of Animal Anatomy and Physiology (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 6|
The anatomy of livestock; the structure and function of livestock body systems; structural body parts, ruminant and non-ruminant digestion.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Agricultural/Horticultural Property Water Systems (Level 3 Credit 3) Version 5|
Sources of water available for property use; cause of poor water quality in a water supply, problems it can lead to, the possible solutions; common agricultural or horticultural property water supply systems; methods of storing water for agricultural or horticultural property water supply.
||Select Fencing Support Materials (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 5|
Compare and describe fence support materials, match with purpose and design of the fence; select support materials with regard to soil types and fence design.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Wool Production (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 4|
The variable nature of wool fibre and wool production; the methods of shearing sheep and preparing wool for sale; the sale of wool in New Zealand.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of a Specific Land-Based Primary Industry (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 4 (Students need to choose one industry from the following: DEER, SHEEP, DAIRY, CATTLE)|
Industry organisations concerned with a landbased primary industry; farming enterprise operations, the business structures associated with a landbased primary industry farming enterprise; sources of information available to an operator.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Deer Mating (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 4|
The stages and cycles of reproduction for deer; the factors involved in achieving optimum submission and conception rates in deer; identifying and recording stock in oestrus.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Deer Reproduction, Breeds, Classes, Identification, and Recording (Level 3, Credit 4) Version 4 |
The reproductive organs of deer; deer reproduction; the breeds and classes of deer; and the types of identification and record keeping for deer.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Rearing Weaner or Replacement Cattle (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 3
Feeding, health, and welfare requirements of weaner or replacement cattle to achieve optimum performance; liveweight targets to achieve optimum lifetime performance when rearing weaner or replacement cattle.
||Plan Plantings for Insect and Bird Retention (Level 3 Credit 5 ) Version 3|
Assess the insect, in particular bees, and bird requirements for a given situation; assess trees, shrubs, herbs, and flowers for the situation; and plan plantings that meet the bird and insect needs for a given situation.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Rearing Lambs and Hoggets (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 3|
Liveweight targets to achieve optimum lifetime performance when rearing young sheep; and the feeding, health, and welfare requirements of young sheep to achieve optimum performance.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Sheep Milk Production (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 3|
The structure and function of the mammary gland of a sheep; the composition of sheep's milk and factors which influence sheep's milk composition; the features and operation of the main types of farm diary and milking plant; the hazards to people of milking a dairy flock; and are able to perform calculations appropriate to a primary production situation.
||Describe the Legal Requirements and Occupational Hazards Associated with Tractor Use (Level 2 Credit 4) Version 2|
The legal requirements for the operation of tractors both on private property and on public roads; describe occupational hazards associated with tractor use; and identify factors that affect tractor stability.
||Demonstrate knowledge of calving, and associated diseases and health disorders (Level 3 Credit 3) Version 2|
Calving; and diseases, health disorders, and feeding and health requirements associated with reproduction and calving.
||Describe Annual Feed Supply and Demand, Methods to Manage Feed Surpluses and Deficits, and Perform Calculations (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 3|
Describe feed budgeting, and the relationship between annual feed supply and demand; demonstrate knowledge of methods used to manage feed surpluses and deficits; and perform calculations.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Cattle Reproductive Organs, Cycles and Processes (Level 3 Credit 7) Version 2|
The reproductive organs of cattle; cattle reproduction and related management factors; the factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in cattle; identifying and recording cattle on heat; perform calculations.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Calf Rearing from Birth to Weaning (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 2|
Calf rearing for calves from birth to four days, and from four days old to weaning; and perform calculations.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Deer Welfare and Stockmanship (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 2|
Deer breed characteristics, stockmanship, and welfare.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of the Sale, Purchase, and Transportation of Deer (Level 3, Credit 2) Version 2|
The sale, purchase, and transportation of deer. This unit standard is for people involved in supervisory management on a deer farm.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Methods for Promoting On-farm Livestock Health and Health Problems of Livestock (Level 3 Credit 8) Version 2|
The methods for promoting livestock health; and health problems of a livestock species.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of the Types, Breeds, Uses, and Health Requirements of Farm Dogs (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 2|
The types, breeds, and uses of farm dogs; and major types of canine ill-health.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Livestock Behaviour and Animal Welfare (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 3|
Livestock behaviour and animal welfare.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Fencing Assemblies (Level 3 Credit 3) Version 2|
Describe the function of assemblies; and identify and describe diagonal end assembly components, horizontal end assembly components, breastplate end assembly components, and tie back assembly components.
||Monitor And Interpret Weather Information (Level 2 Credit 4) Version 2|
The distinctions between weather, climate, and micro-climate characteristics; interpreting information supplied on weather maps.
||Gather and Record Information from a Rain Gauge, Thermometer, and Barometer; or Weather Station (Level 1, Credit 1) Version 2 |
To gather and record information from a rain gauge, thermometer, and barometer; or weather station.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Water Use and Quality, and Related Land Use Issues in Primary Production (Level 3, Credit 5) Version 2|
Describe restrictions on land and water use by primary producers; and describe water quality and movement problems associated with agricultural and horticultural land use.
||Describe the Role of Elements and Fertilisers in Primary Production, and Soil Testing (Level 3 Credit 6) Version 2|
Roles that elements play in plant health and growth; influence of trace elements on plant health and growth; major types of fertilisers used in primary production; steps in taking samples for a soil test, and additional information to be submitted with a soil test; and demonstrate knowledge of fertiliser compounds and blends, and their compatibility.
||Describe the Activities and Hazards in a Wool Shed During Shearing from a Farm Perspective (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 2|
Functions and responsibilities of shed workers; responsibilities in relation to legislation, wool shed work hazards identified
||Describe Lambing, and the Procedures for Assisting Ewes Having Difficulty Lambing (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 2|
Lambing, and the procedures for assisting ewes having difficulty with lambing
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Sheep Genetics, and Ram Selection (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 2|
Principles of genetics as they affect sheep breeding; the identification and recording of traits for sheep breeding purposes; ram selection; and the selection of sheep for culling, and wastage.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Fertilizer and Implications for Handling and Spreading Fertilizer (Level 3 Credit 2) Version 2|
Fertilizer; compounds blends and mixtures and there compatibility and fertilizer specifications and the implication for fertilizer handling.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Safety with Agrichemicals ( Level 2 Credit 3) Version 1|
The routes of entry of agrichemicals into the body, and types of agrichemical poisoning; how to minimise health risks to agrichemical users; and the signs, symptoms, and first aid management of agrichemical poisoning.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Weeds and Their Control ( Level 2 Credit 4) Version 1 (PLANT COLLECTION REQUIRED)|
Identify weeds, and the ways they survive and spread; and describe methods of weed prevention and control, and the relationship between weed control and plant life cycles.
||Identify Plant Pests, Diseases, and Disorders, and Describe Control Measures (Level 3 Credit 4) Version 1|
For plant pests, plant diseases, and plant disorders: define; identify the presence of; describe life cycles, distinguishing features, prevention and control methods.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Soils and Fertilisers (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 1|
Describe the composition of soil; identify soil texture and structure; describe two soils using the New Zealand Soil Classification; and describe the role of fertiliser for plant health and growth.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Soil Properties and Their Effect on Plant Growth (Level 3 Credit 10) Version 1|
Describe the formation of soil; describe the soil water properties of soil; describe the chemical properties of soil; describe the biological properties of soil; and describe how modifying soil properties can influence plant growth.
||Locate Hazards, Describe Safety Procedures, and Demonstrate Safe Work Practices in a Rural Workplace (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 1|
In a rural workplace, identify and locate hazards, and describe reporting and emergency procedures; and demonstrate safe work practices.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of the Impact of an Agriculture System on Soils (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 1|
The impact of an agriculture system on soils.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of the Formation, and Factors Which Influence Properties, of Soils On-farm (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 1|
The formation of soil; and the factors which influence the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils on-farm.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of the Safe Operation of a Motorcycle (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 1|
The operation of a motorcycle; motorcycle riding contingency procedures; and the operation of a motorcycle with mounted static and movable load.
Demonstrate the Safe Operation of an All Terrain Utility (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 1
The operation of an ATVU; ATVU driving contingency procedures; and the operation of an ATVU with trailed equipment and mounted load.
||Demonstrate the Knowledge of the Safe Operation of an All Terrain Vehicle (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 2|
The operation of an ATV; ATV riding contingency procedures; and the operation of an ATV with trailed equipment and mounted load.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Breeds and Classes of Cattle, and Identification and Records for Cattle (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 1|
Breeds and classes, and the methods of identification and record keeping, for cattle.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Cattle Genetics and Selection (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 1|
The principles of genetics as they affect cattle breeding; the identification and recording of traits for cattle breeding purposes; bull selection; selection of cattle for culling, wastage of cattle.
||Describe Pasture Supply and Demand, Feeds, and Grazing Systems (Level 3 Credit 7) Version 1|
Pasture and supplement supply and demand, and the use of supplements, for a chosen livestock farming operation; the components, use, and digestibility of livestock feeds; grazing systems; the conservation and use of pasture surpluses; and perform calculations.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Plants in the Agriculture Industry (Level 2 Credit 3) Version 1|
Agricultural plant structures and their functions; the growth stages of agricultural plants; and the life cycles of agricultural plants.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Features, Attributes, Identification, and Records for Sheep (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 1|
Features and attributes of sheep, and the types of identification and record-keeping for sheep.
||Describe Sheep Reproductive Organs and Cycles, and Related Management Practices (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 1|
The reproductive organs of sheep; sheep reproduction and related management practices; and the factors involved in achieving optimum conception rates in sheep.
||Demonstrate Knowledge of Deer Genetics and Mating (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 1|
Deer genetics and mating
||Describe the Contribution of Genetics, Traits, and Productivity Targets to Deer Breeding (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 1|
Genetics as they affect deer breeding; the identification and recording of traits for deer breeding purposes; and productivity targets and culling of deer
||Describe Non-electric Fences, Fence Support Materials, and Safe Practices in Fencing (Level 2 Credit 2) Version 2|
Non-electric fence types and their suitability for stock type; fence support materials; and employer and employee health and safety requirements, safe handling methods, hazards in fencing, and safety aids and equipment
||Describe non-electric fence types and components (Level 3 Credit 3) Version 1|
Identify and describe fencing wire types and their applications; describe non-electric fences and the material used in their construction; describe fabricated netting used in fence construction; and describe fence support materials