Level 3 Agribusiness

13AGB
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

Agribusiness is the understanding that the ability to grow primary products is not sufficient to make growers and farmers succeed and that there are many other elements which are also important, such as human resources, innovation, marketing, policy, financial planning and natural resources. It is a University Entrance (UE) approved subject. Major topics include: Future proofing – biosecurity issues in the dairy industry; Innovation – adding value to wine (the Yealands Wine story); Financing options - strategic capital expenditure decisions regarding the citrus industry; Human resource issues – labour availability issues with dairying; Soil science – how modifying soil properties can influence plant growth.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$40. Includes $20 for seed. Any produce grown is Students to take home. $20 also for Field Trip to Vilagrads Winery.


Recommended Prior Learning

Pass in 12 Ag/Hort (external), any 12 Science (external), 12 Geography OR 12 Economics


Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91871 v1 Agribusiness 3.10 - Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91870 v1 Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91869 v1 Agribusiness 3.8 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91383 v2 Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses
3
I
3
Y
3r *
U.S. 22175 v2 Demonstrate understanding of soil properties and their effect on plant growth
3
I
6
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.