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:

The course provides credits that contribute to NCEA Level 3 and UE Literacy. It is currently under consideration for acceptance as a UE approved subject.
NOTE: The Agribusiness standards(3.1 to 3.3) have not been assigned an NZQA number yet - they will contribute to Level 3 qualifications, but the numbers will not be assigned until the end of 2017.

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

3.1

(Agribusiness)
Demonstrate understanding of solutions and strategies for future proofing businesses.4 Internal X
3.2 (Agribusiness) Demonstrate understanding of the impacts of strategic capital expenditure decisions in a business 4 Internal X
3.3 (Agribusiness) Demonstrate understanding of the importance of businesses growing the value of their products 4 Internal X

91382

(Business)

Develop a marketing plan for a new or existing product.


6 Internal R

91530

(Agriculture)

or

Demonstrate understanding of how market forces affect supply of and demand for New Zealand primary products.


5 External R and W

91380

(Business)

Demonstrate understanding of strategic responses to external factors by a business that operates in a global context


4 External R and W


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

23


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.