STAR Horticulture Unit Standards

Level 2 Cost $17.25 per credit

Part Time

Course Starting February 2019

Welcome to Telford's STAR programme.

Telford specialises in land-based programmes.

What does STAR mean?

“Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resources” provides resources to schools who either are not equipped or not accredited to teach particular subjects. Telford provides the learning material and the assessments and undertakes the marking, the record keeping and the moderation, with the schools reporting the results to NZQA using Telford’s accreditation number: 8505 Telford has a well-established history of providing secondary school students with STAR learning by mail. We have increased our selection of Unit Standards available through our STAR programme, and we are now building on this foundation by also providing quality eLearning to students around the country.

Telford Secondary school agreement

Before study can commence, an enrolment form and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) must be completed to formalise the agreement between Telford and the school (master copy found in the back of the STAR booklet or at

Please note, signing of the MOU represents the school’s agreement to abide by Telford’s policies and procedures.

Please click here for the STAR enrolment form.


STAR Horticulture Unit Standards

816 Demonstrate Knowledge of Fruit Production (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 5
Commercial fruit crops grown in New Zealand; the common marketing channels for fruit crops grown in New Zealand; factors affecting personal safety at work.
829 Use Correct Botanical Nomenclature When Writing Plant Names (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 4   (plant collection required)
Using correct nomenclature for naming plants; identifying unfamiliar plants; and how plant names are given or changed.

Identify plants (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 2 (plant collection required)
Identify a range of plants important to a named industry sector; describe simple plant classification; and identify unfamiliar plants. 

20699 Demonstrate Knowledge of Floriculture (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 2
 Commercial flower and foliage crops grown in New Zealand; the common marketing channels for flower and foliage crops grown in New Zealand; factors affecting personal safety at work.
22177 Demonstrate Knowledge of the Structure and Function of Plants (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 1
Are able to: demonstrate knowledge of plant structures and their functions; and describe plant tissue structures and their functions.

Demonstrate Knowledge of Plant Processes and Plant Life Cycles (Level 3 Credit 5) Version 1
Demonstrate knowledge of plant processes; describe how environmental factors affect plant processes; and demonstrate knowledge of plant life cycles.


Demonstrate Knowledge of the Vegetable Production Industry (Level 2 Credit 5) Version 1
The commercial vegetable crops grown in New Zealand, and the marketing and distribution channels for vegetable crops in New Zealand.

See also Agrichemical Unit Standards listed under STAR Agriculture.

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