Approx Cost:
Overnight field trip $140.00.
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 
  • A compulsory external exam , Analyse a New Zealand Primary Production Environmental issue, 5 credits
  • An optional external exam, demonstrate understanding of how the production process meets market requirements for a New Zealand Primary Product. 4 Credits


Where Does It Lead:

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

For further information see:
Dr Sparke