Get into the land based primary industry sector with the New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3). Learn the skills and knowledge needed to be able to actively contribute to the environmentally sustainable performance of a land based industry in Agriculture or Horticulture. This programme will provide a base for learners to progress to more advanced studies in land based sustainable practices. The New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3) will teach you the skills and knowledge to actively contribute to environmental, conservation and land based management practices to enhance sustainability. You will be able to choose to focus on Horticulture, Agriculture or both strands. You will learn:
- Sustainable Practices
- Application of Sustainable Management
- Conservation Practice
- Horticulture strand: Plant Health & Protection, Sustainable Food Production and Sustainable Planting
- Agriculture strand: Livestock Management, Sustainable Livestock Production and Livestock Health & Protection.
PIT100 Options for Sustainable Practices (10 credits)
Compulsory - select 10 credits from:
- PIT103 Application of Sustainable Management Practice (10 credits)
- PIT105 Application of Conservation Practice (10 credits)
Horticulture programme of study - select 20 credits from:
- PIT101 Application of Sustainable Planting Practice (10 credits)
- PIT102 Application of Sustainable Food Production (10 credits)
- PIT104 Application of Plant Health and Protection Practice (10 credits)
Agriculture programme of study - select 20 credits from
- PIT106 Application of Livestock Management Practice (10 credits)
- PIT107 Application of Sustainable Livestock Production (10 credits)
- PIT108 Application of Livestock Health and Protection Practice (10 credits)
To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve:
- A minimum of 40 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3)
- The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3) full-time over 3 months or part-time over 2 years
Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age, and have attained NCEA Level 2 or equivalent as follows:
- 60 credits at Level 2 or above, plus
- 20 credits from any level, and
Literacy - minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either:
- specified assessment standards available through a range of subjects and English for Academic Purposes unit standards 22750 and 22751 (minimum total of 10 credits); or
- unit standards - package of three literacy unit standards (26622, 26624, 26625 - all three required).
Numeracy - a minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or above through either:
- achievement standards - specified assessment standards through a range of subjects (minimum of 10 credits), or
- unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627 - all three required).
Application by Mature Entry
Applicants over the age of 20 years at the time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme.
English Language Requirements
- IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
- TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
- TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
- Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
- OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
- NZCEL - a) Expiring Level b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
- Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill