Approx Cost:
$40.00 (includes student workbooks). Overnight field trip $100.00.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

It is expected that students have a minimum of 12 credits in any one Level 2 Science or Commerce based subject (SCI201, BIO201, BUS201, CHE201, PHY201, ACC201 and ECO201). Alternatively they can discuss their suitability with the HOLA.

Course Outline:

Students undertake a mixture of research based internal assessments during the year and external exams at the end of the year.

  • A research based internal assessment based on the profitability of chosen Primary Product, 6 credits.
  • An investigation into a primary product eg potatoes, 4 credits.
  • An agribusiness standard: Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain, 4 credits.
  • In conjunction with the research internals is one external, marketing based worth 4 credits.


Where Does It Lead:

University Degree/Diploma courses in: commerce, marketing, horticulture, agriculture and science at Lincoln or Massey.  Polytechnic courses. Any employment with a horticulture/agriculture basis.

For further information see:
Mr Sparke