Otago Polytechnic

OSTC Primary Industries (Level 2)

Location

Cromwell

If you love the natural environment and like the idea of working outdoors with plants, animals and machinery, then primary industries could be your dream career.

For more information about OSTC, visit www.op.ac.nz/ostc  

What will I do?

Gain experience in the primary industries, including:

  • Orcharding
  • Viticulture
  • Agricultural service industry
  • Learn about operating and maintaining agricultural equipment
  • Livestock farming
  • Turf culture
  • Stonemasonry

What could I do next?

  • Study the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) (Farming Systems) and New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 3) (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure)
  • Get a job as a trainee in the rural sector

Where could this take me?

  • Farmer
  • Shepherd
  • Labourer/Farmhand
  • Orchardist
  • Viticulturist
  • Agricultural Technologist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit standards covered in this course

Unit Standard

Course Title

Credit

Level

Ver.

4

Maintain hand tools and service small engines used in horticulture

5

2

5

19138

Monitor and interpret weather information

4

2

2

21219

Operate and maintain orchard hand pruning equipment and ladders or stools

5

2

3

23542

Identify factors, and describe how to manage factors, that contribute to injury in a rural workplace

4

3

1

23783

Grow and maintain plants in containers from seed

5

1

1

24833

Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types. 

3

2

1

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.