L3 Agribusiness


COURSE TITLE:

Level 3 Agribusiness

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The Year 13 Agribusiness course is designed to provide students with a broad Agribusiness experience.  It covers innovation, science, management, finance and marketing concepts that provide students with the opportunity of pursuing a career in Agribusiness.

It takes content from the new Agribusiness standards and from current Business and Agriculture standards and endeavours to incorporate applied real life learning using our local environment.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

·         To prepare you for career pathways and opportunities within the Agribusiness sector.

·         To develop a knowledge of basic facts, principles and theories in Agribusiness.

·         To help improve your knowledge and understanding of Agribusiness concepts.

·         To provide opportunities to develop scientific skills and attitudes.

·         To develop an appreciation of the impact science and technology has on our everyday lives.

·         To develop a continuing interest in Agribusiness.

·         To develop your reading, numeracy and comprehension skills.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE ALREADY?

There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is a definite advantage to have studied Level 2 Business or Agribusiness or Economics.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

Please note this is course contributes to NCEA Level Three and is a University Approved subject. However, if this course is taken in conjunction with L3 Business & Enterprise then only one of the subjects can be considered as a University Entrance subject as the standards are all from the Business domain, if this was the case both subjects would however count towards NCEA Level Three.

Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W

91869

(Agribusiness)

Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business

4 Internal X
91870
(Agribusiness)
Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business 4 Internal X
91871
(Agribusiness)

Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain

4 Internal X

91379

(Business)

Demonstrate understanding of how internal factors interact within a business that operates in a global context


4 External R and W


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

16


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?

This course is a good foundation for any career in Farming, Horticulture, Viticulture, Business and in moving on to course at university that focus on Business and Agriculture.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

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