L2 Agribusiness


COURSE TITLE:

Level 2 Agribusiness

COURSE DESCRIPTION:



The Year 12 Agribusiness Course is designed to provide students with a broad Agribusiness experience. It covers the Agri-innovation, Agri-science, Agri-management and finance, and Agri-marketing concepts that gives students the opportunity of pursuing a career in Agribusiness. There will also be an External Business standard available in the course.

We will aim to provide real life experiential learning using local agricultural businesses and experts.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Preparation for career pathways and opportunities within the Agribusiness sector. 
  • Knowledge of basic facts, principles and theories in Agribusiness. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Agribusiness concepts. 
  • Develop scientific skills and attitudes. 
  • An appreciation of the impact science and technology has on our everyday lives. 
  • To develop a continuing interest in Agribusiness. 
  • Reading, numeracy and comprehension skills.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

Agribusiness is an open entry course but Level 1 Economics or Science would be a major advantage.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

NOTE: The Agribusiness standards(2.1 to 2.4) have not been assigned an NZQA number yet - they will contribute to Level 2 qualifications, but the numbers will not be assigned until the end of 2017.

Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
2.1 AgribusinessAS91865 Demonstrate understanding of future proofing in business. 4InternalX
2.2 Agribusiness  AS91866 Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs. 4 Internal X
2.3
Agribusiness 
AS91867 Demonstrate understanding of a Primary industry business structure that best meets the strategic need(s) of a business. 3 Internal X
2.4 Agribusiness AS91868 Demonstrate understanding of cash flow forecasting for a business. 4 Internal X
AS90844 Business Demonstrate understanding of how a large business responds to external factors. 4 External X


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

19


ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

This course will follow the policies and procedures laid down in the NZQA Assessment Information for Students (see below).

It is important to ensure your understanding of the resubmission policy and the extension policy.

WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?

L3 Agribusiness or L3 Enterprise.

The content of the course forms a solid foundation for careers in Agriculture, Horticulture, the Wine Industry and Business.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

There will be a cost associated with field trips to local farms and businesses. But this is yet to be determined.