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CertRuralTechL3

School of Engineering, Science & Primary Industries

Certificate in Rural Technology (Level 3) (incorporating the Certificate of Rural Skills (Level 3), the National Certificate in Farming Skills (Farm Safety) (Level 2), the National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2), the National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Cattle Farming, Dairy Farming, Deer Farming, and Sheep Farming) and the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)) Programme Code:

Wintec: SC0801

Credits:

120

Level:

3

Effective Date:

January 2012

MoE: WK2587

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Institute’s Academic Regulations, clause 2 General Programme Regulations and the relevant NZQA qualification requirements. 1. Admission and Entry 1.1. Subject to the requirement in clause 1.2 of these regulations, there is open entry to this programme, although candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. 1.2. Candidates are required to demonstrate motivation and a likelihood of completing the programme successfully, as assessed by the Head of School/Centre Director during an enrolment interview. Factors considered in this assessment will include: • • • •

previous relevant experience, and written and oral communication skills, and general educational attainment, and other work and life experience.

Where there is doubt of an applicant’s likelihood of success in the programme, an assessment of competency may be required. 1.3. To meet legal and health requirements, students must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme (which include fencing, driving tractors and all terrain vehicles, chainsaw operation). Students with disabilities are eligible to enrol in this programme and will be provided with the necessary resources to attain the learning outcomes where practicable, but must at the time of enrolment notify the Disability Support Centre of their needs. 1.4. Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in the written band. 2. Programme Requirements 2.1. Every candidate for the Certificate in Rural Technology (Level 3) shall to the satisfaction of the Academic Board follow a programme of study for a period of normally not less than two semesters. 2.2. Each candidate’s programme of study for the Certificate in Rural Technology (Level 3) shall be made up of any of the modules listed in section 6 totalling 120 credits, of which at least 40 credits must be at level 3. 2.3. Each candidate’s programme of study for the Certificate in Rural Skills (Level 3) shall be made up of any of the modules listed in section 6 totalling 50 credits, of which at least 40 credits must be at level 3. Version: 12.00 AAC: 26.09.11

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3.

Completion of the Programme A candidate may take up to five years to complete this programme, unless an extension is granted by special permission of the Head of School/Centre Director.

4.

Assessment Assessment in this programme is competency based, therefore, aegrotat consideration is not available.

5.

Award of the Qualification 5.1. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements in sections 2.1 and 2.2 of these regulations will receive the award of the Certificate in Rural Technology (Level 3). 5.2. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements in section 2.3 of these regulations will receive the award of the Certificate in Rural Skills (Level 3). 5.3. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements of the National Certificate in Farming Skills (Farm Safety) (Level 2) as specified in the NZQA qualification will be eligible to apply to NZQA for the certificate. 5.4. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements of the National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2) as specified in the NZQA qualification will be eligible to apply to NZQA for the certificate. 5.5. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements of the National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) with strands in Cattle Farming, Dairy Farming, Deer Farming and Sheep Farming as specified in the NZQA qualification will be eligible to apply to NZQA for the certificate. 5.6. Candidates who successfully complete the requirements of the National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3) as specified in the NZQA qualification will be eligible to apply to NZQA for the certificate.

6.

Schedule of Modules Module Code

Module Name

NQF Credits

NQF Unit Level

Domain: Arboriculture SC17257

Fell and Limb trees under Supervision

10

3

SC17763

5

3

5

3

SC2766

Knowledge of Tree Felling Felling Trees Safely – Chainsaw and Basic Techniques Maintain Amenity Trees and Shrubs

8

3

SC2768

Prune Young Amenity Trees and Shrubs

4

3

SC2763

DKO the NZ Arboriculture Industry

3

2

SC2765

Plant Trees and Shrubs

4

2

SC20574

Identify Plants

5

2

SC22174

DKO Soils and Fertilisers

5

2

SC22177

The Structure and Function and Plants

5

2

SC17766

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Module Code

Module Name

NQF Credits

NQF Unit Level

4

3

5

3

3

3

SC17256

Groundperson’s Duties in Arboriculture Situation DKO Safety/Tree Work Near Electrical Supply Lines Use Climbing Equipment for Arboriculture

SC2767

Climb a Well Branched Tree

10

4

SC2773

Diagnose Amenity Tree Health Problems

8

4

SC00829B

DKO Plant Nomenclature

5

2

SC22178

5

3

5

4

4

3

SC17260

Plant Processes and Plant Life Cycles How Plant Structures Function and Processes Adapt Transplant Amenity Trees and Shrubs Manually Use a Brush Chipper and Stump Grinder

4

3

SC21033

Revegetate indigenous plant areas

10

4

SC17261B SC17151

SC22194 SC2772

Domain: Core health SC6402

Provide resuscitation level 2

1

1

SC6401

Provide First Aid

1

2

Manage first aid in emergency situations SC6400 Domain: Occupational Health & Safety Practice

2

3

SC00497

3

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

Protect health and safety in the workplace

Domain: General Agriculture Social Requirements Daily Living in Rural SC19136 Industry Awareness and Perspectives of Rural SC19137 Employment SC19139 Rain gauge, thermometer, and barometer SC19138

4

2

4

2

SC19140

Monitor and interpret weather information Hydration, nutrition and sleep agriculture workers Water use quality, and related land use issues

5

3

SC19143

Calculations for primary production situations

3

3

SC20797

Farm Practices and Farm Animal Behaviour

3

2

SC23540

5

2

5

2

4

3

SC23543

Hazards, control and consequences of injury Hazards, safety procedures & safe work practices Identify and manage factors contributing to injury Rural Workplace H&S Plans and Compliance

6

4

SC19142B

Role of elements, fertilizers and soil test

6

3

SCRS202

Rural Risk Management Issues Creation and implementation of a rural H&S plan

2

2

2

4

SC19145

SC23541 SC23542

SCRS401 Version: 12.00 AAC: 26.09.11

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Module Code

Module Name

NQF Credits

NQF Unit Level

6

3

2

2

SC0015

Knowledge of properties and modification of soils Knowledge of crop production

SC0016B

Knowledge of pasture production

5

3

SC19101B

Knowledge of pasture production methods

5

4

SC24542

DKO impact of agriculture system on soils

3

2

SC24543

DKO influences on properties of soils on farm

5

3

SC19144

Domain: Fencing SC0012

Handle wire

2

2

SC0037B

Install fencing wire

6

3

SC10089B

Non-electric fencing components & tie knots

2

2

SC19124

Identify, use and maintain fencing tools

2

2

SC19125

Repair non-electric fences

2

2

SC19126B

Knowledge of non-electric fences, and hazards

2

2

SC0036

Select fencing materials

4

3

SC0038

Install posts and battens for fencing

4

3

SC0039

5

3

5

4

SC0042

Install fence netting Install wooden horizontal and tie back assemblies Construct and install rails and gates

3

3

SC19131

Knowledge of fencing assemblies

3

3

SC0561

Install and dismantle temporary electric fences

2

2

SC10088

2

2

3

4

SC0572B

Electric fencing components & tie knots Prepare, construct, and hang wooden flood gates Electric fencing components and systems

5

3

SC0573B

Permanent electric fences energise & faults

10

3

SC19130

Install wooden strainer and angle posts

5

4

SC24821

Locate and install posts for fencing

6

3

SC24828

Hang a pre-built gate Open & Draw out a Coil of Wire Tie Knots Join Wire Identify and Maintain Fencing Tools & Equipment Describe Non-electric Fences, Support Materials Describe Non-electric Fence Types & Components

3

3

5

2

3

2

2

2

3

3

SC0041

SC10996

SC24832 SC24833 SC24836 SC24837 SC24834

Repair Broken Post and Wire in Fences

5

2

SC24835

ID Location of Fault in Electric Fences

3

2

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Module Code

Module Name

NQF Credits

NQF Unit Level

3

2

4

2

SC21555

Demonstrate knowledge of safety with agrichemicals DKO weeds and their control

SC21556

Control weeds under supervision

2

2

SC21557

Plant pests, diseases, disorders, and control

4

3

Demonstrate knowledge of agrichemicals Use, maintain, store agrichemical safety SC21561 equipment Identify & Interpret Agrichem Product SC21562 Information DKO the HSNO Act, and NZS 8409:2004 for SC21563 agrichemicals SC21564 Prepare to apply, and apply agrichemicals Calibration Agrichemical Application SC21558 Equipment Describe, manage and plan a weed control SC21559 programme Manage Agrichemicals in Accordance with SC21565 NZS 8409:2004 HSNO Act and Control of Weeds using SCRS201 Agrichemicals Domain: Agricultural Vehicles & Machinery

6

3

2

2

2

2

5

3

5

3

3

3

5

4

10

4

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

3

2

3

3

SC21554

SC21560

SC19050

SC19052

Drive tractor/implement, flat terrain, supervised Check & drive basic wheel tractor on flat terrain Describe legal requirements & hazards tractor Drive wheel tractor with implement on flat terrain Drive a wheel tractor on undulating terrain

SC0004

Maintain hand tools and service small engines

5

2

SC19046B

Service and repair agricultural machinery

6

3

SC19047

Principles, maintenance & servicing of engines

2

2

SC19053B

Ride a motorcycle on flat terrain

3

2

SC19054B

4

3

2

3

SC19056

Ride a motorcycle on undulating terrain Ride motorcycle with trailed or mounted equipment Ride a SPV/ ATV on flat terrain

4

2

SC19057B

Safe Operation of Motorcycle and ATV/SPV

4

2

SC19058

Ride a SPV/ ATV on undulating terrain

3

3

SC19059

Ride a SPV/ ATV with trailed equipment Ride a SPV/ ATV with mounted equipment or load Cultivate with tractor drawn implements Cultivate with a tractor with multiple implements

2

3

2

3

4

3

5

4

SC19043 SC19044B SC19049

SC19055

SC19060 SC19061 SC19062 Version: 12.00 AAC: 26.09.11

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NQF Credits 3

NQF Unit Level 4

2WD Tractor Implement Undulating Terrain

3

3

SC24537

4WD Tractor Implement Undulating Terrain

3

3

SC24538

DKO Tractors & implements & 2WD and 4WD Wheel Tractor – Attached Implement on Flat Terrain Drive All Terrain Vehicle Utility on Flat Terrain Ride an all Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on Flat Terrain DKO the Safe Operation of a Motorcycle DKO the Safe Operation of an ATV Utility (ATVU) Knowledge of the Safe Operation of an ATV Drive an ATV Utility (ATVU) on Undulating Terrain Ride an All Terrain Vehicle on Undulating Terrain Drive an ATV Utility (ATVU) with Trailed Equipment Ride an All Terrain Vehicle with Trailed Equipment Drive an ATVU with Mounted Equipment or a Load Ride an ATV with Mounted Equipment or a Load

4

3

5

2

3

2

4

2

3

2

3

2

3

2

5

3

6

3

3

3

2

3

3

3

4

3

4

3

2

1

Module Code

Module Name

SC19063

Factors that maximise tractor efficiency

SC24536

SC24552 SC24553 SC24554 SC24555 SC24556 SC24557 SC24558 SC24559 SC24560 SC24561 SC24562 SC24563 SC24539

Power Take Off Implement for Tractor

Domain: Agricultural Resource Maintenance SC19037

Maintain and assist laying agric/hortic drains Trenching specification laying agric/hortic SC19038 drains SC0030 Knowledge agric/hortic property water systems Connect and maintain farm water supply SC00031 system Domain: Work and Study Skills

1

1

3

3

2

2

SC0504

Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)

2

1

SC0524

Operate a personal budget

2

2

Domain: Chainsaw Operating DKO the Code of Practice relating to chainsaw SC6916 use SC6917 Operate a chainsaw

5

2

5

3

SC0043B

10

3

Maintain a chainsaw

Domain: Specialist Driving K&S SC17676

Check start and shut down the light vehicle

3

2

SC17976

DKO operating a light 4WD vehicle off-road

4

3

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Module Code

Module Name

SC17978

Operate a light 4WD vehicle off-road

SC17977

Develop a plan for off-road light 4WD driving

NQF Credits 4

NQF Unit Level 3

5

4

Domain: Deer Farming SC19092

Identify, handle, move, and treat deer

10

2

SC19093

Knowledge of deer welfare and stockmanship

3

2

SC08620

Assist in the maintenance of health of deer

3

2

SC1517

Knowledge of deer breeding

5

3

SC1526

Knowledge of deer mating Knowledge of deer reproduction and deer attributes Assist at fawning and weaning

4

3

4

3

5

3

12

5

7

2

4

4

4

2

4

4

4

3

6

3

5

3

SC01532 SC08622

Domain: Agribusiness Management Feed budget to meet agribusiness production SC21393 target Domain: Farming Skills Structure and growth stages of plants SC19121 SC19123 SC19106 SC19108 SC0018B SC0582B SC19110 SC19111 SC19112 SC19113 SC19114B

Irrigation systems soil moisture water efficiency Handle distressed livestock when drafting Identify feed surplus & supervise its conservation DKO animal anatomy and physiology Handle livestock droving drafting, and distressed Work a farm dog and maintain its health and welfare DKO the types, breeds, uses, and health of farm dogs Check and report on livestock

4

3

4

2

Handle and treat livestock

6

3

Assist with handling and treatment of livestock

6

2

SC19115B SC19116

Handle and move livestock

6

3

Knowledge of animal welfare and handling

2

2

SC19102

Knowledge of livestock feeding

7

3

SC19103

Knowledge of livestock health

8

3

SC0584

Knowledge of livestock effluent management

4

4

4

1

6

2

Domain: Dairy Farming Prepare for milking cows under close SC18194 supervision Assist with milking SC19088 SC18191

Safe handling & health of dairy cattle at milking

3

2

SC18192

Knowledge of how cows milk

2

2

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NQF Credits 2

NQF Unit Level 2

Equipment used in herd testing

2

2

2

2

6

3

SC18198

Process and prepare trays for storing milk samples Operation and maintenance of farm dairy equipment Move, handle and restrain dairy cattle

8

3

SC18199B

Identify & treat milking problems in dairy cattle

7

3

SC22016

Plan, prepare and tasks following herd testing

10

3

SC18197

Knowledge of milk production in dairy cows

3

4

12

2

SC23789

DKO milking machines and cleaning procedures Milk dairy cows and isolate unsuitable milk

6

3

SC24546

Identify and record cows on heat

4

3

6

3

SC24548

Treat dairy cattle, and perform drench calculations Assist with milking

8

2

SC24549

Isolate unsuitable milk, clean plant and yards

6

3

6

3

5

2

Module Code

Module Name

SC18193

Farm dairy design, layout, and hazards

SC22019 SC22021 SC18196

SC23786

SC24547

Describe operation of equipment, perform calcs for dairy farm Domain: Cattle Farming Prepare for calving and calve cows as directed SC19074B SC24550

SC10082

Knowledge of rearing young cattle

4

3

SC19072

Rear calves, and wean onto pasture

7

3

SC19075B

Knowledge of calving

3

3

SC19080

Role of feed allocation & feed budgeting cattle

3

3

SC19081

Knowledge of feed allocation for cattle

5

3

SC19082

Knowledge of cattle breeding

5

3

SC19084

Knowledge of cattle mating

4

3

SC19086B

Knowledge of cattle reproduction

7

3

SC19087

Knowledge of calf rearing

4

3

SC19079

Plan and co-ordinate the feeding of cattle

7

4

SC24619

Handle and Treat Cattle

6

3

3

2

2

2

Domain: Sheep Farming Knowledge of lambing SC19149

SC0571B

Activities and hazards wool shed during shearing Knowledge of wool production

5

3

SC00577B

Crutch sheep

5

2

SC0578

Kill and prepare a sheep for dog food

5

3

SC00581

Dock and treat lambs

4

3

SC19147

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Module Code

Module Name

SC1523

Knowledge of sheep mating

NQF Credits 4

NQF Unit Level 3

4

3

SC10090

Knowledge of sheep reproduction and attributes Knowledge of rearing lambs and hoggets

5

3

SC19146B

Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing

5

2

SC19148

Assist with lambing

4

3

2

2

5

3

7

3

2

2

SC01531

SC24629

Assist with the prep & the handling of lambs for docking Knowledge of sheep breeding, and ram selection Pasture supply & demand, feeds, & grazing systems Feed livestock supplementary feed

SC24630

Supervised livestock grazing and feeding

4

2

SC24631

Assist with livestock grazing management

6

3

SC24638

Handle and Treat Sheep

6

3

12

3

2

2

SC19152 SC19157 SC24628

SC24641

Plan a route, and muster and drove a mob of sheep DKO features, attributes, id sheep

SC24642

Describe and manage sheep reproduction

5

3

SC24643

Assist with easy care lambing

2

2

SC24644

Handle ewes and lambs at lambing

4

3

3

2

4

4

4

3

4

3

3

2

3

2

3

2

4

3

SC24640

Prepare rams prior to tupping, report on mating mob Domain: Systems and Resources Management Implement a Health and Safety Plan for a SC15189B Workplace Domain: Construction Health and Safety, and Injury Prevention SC24645

SC15757

Safety and injury prevention Wear & operate compressed air breathing SC16683 apparatus Basic safety harness systems on construction SC21969 sites Domain: Core Driving Knowledge and Skills Human risk factors and driver selfSC03464 management SC03465 Driving hazards and risk reduction Driving risk reduction techniques and SC03466 strategies

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