NCEA Level 3 Farming Skills

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Simpson

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry after consultation with Head of Science or teacher in charge of agriculture.

This internally assessed course builds on the Level 1 agriculture course for students who may be going on to work or study in the agriculture or horticulture sectors. Students create their own course of study, selected from the Southern Institute of Technology - Telford STAR programme, from the categories below.

  • General Agriculture
  • Dairy
  • Deer
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Farm Dogs
  • Agri-chemicals and Plant Pest Control
  • Beekeeping
  • Equine
  • Horticulture

All Unit Standards are internally assessed. Individual programmes are approximately 16 credits.


Vocational Pathways

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Farm Assistant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students attend the Agricultural Field Days Term 2 at a cost of approximate cost $35.00. Other field trips may be required, these will be planned as needed and all costs kept to a minimum. This course is also supported with STAR funding.
ringbinder, blue & black pens, highlighter A4 lined refill

Pathway Tags

dairy farmer, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller


It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.