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Academy Introduction to Agriculture

Academy Introduction to Agriculture

Level 2

Do you enjoy working on land? UCOL’s Academy Introduction to Agriculture programme will help you gain knowledge about farming fundamentals.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL Wairarapa

Duration: 1 day a week

Dates:
Starts the week of Feb 8th 2021 - Ends the week ending Fri Oct 1st 2021

UCOL Manawatū -  To be confirmed
UCOL Wairarapa - To be confirmed

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Students will gain experience in handling and checking on livestock, looking after farm animals, farm safety, fencing equipment maintenance and fencing, feeding animals and managing grazing.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Introduction to Agriculture programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the online application form as follows:
 

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy Introduction to Agriculture programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in apiculture, farming, and agriculture contracting. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

Employment Opportunities

  • Farm Hand
  • Fencer
  • Dairy Farm Assistant
  • Bee Keeper
To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Architects and Engineering Professionals.

 Course Information

UCOL's Academy Introduction to Agriculture programme comprises 21 Credits.

Unit Standard 23540 (Level 2) (Version 2) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace.

Unit Standard 24832 (Level 2) (Version 2) (5 Credits)
Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage.

Unit Standard 24833 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types.

Unit Standard 6916 (Level 2) (Version 8) (5 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of the rules relating to chainsaw use.

Unit Standard 19116 (Level 2) (Version 4) (3 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and animal welfare.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Introduction to Agriculture programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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