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National Certificate in Agriculture with strands in Cattle Farming, Dairy Farming, Deer Farming, and Sheep Farming

Level 2 Credits 44-57

This qualification is suitable for people entering the agriculture industry with limited industry-specific skills.

On completion of this qualification people can progress to one or more of the following:
National Certificate in Agriculture - Animal Feeding and Pastures (Level 3)
National Certificate in Agriculture - Cattle Breeding (Level 3)
National Certificate in Agriculture - Stockperson – Cattle and Sheep (Level 3)
National Certificate in Agriculture - Animal Health and Husbandry (Level 3)
National Certificate in Dairy Farming - Milking (Level 3)
National Certificate in Dairy Farming - Animal Health and Husbandry (Level 3)
National Certificate in Deer Farming (Level 3)
National Certificate in Sheep Farming - Sheep Breeding (Level 3)


COMPULSORY: 25 Credits
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
561 Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences 2 2
19106 Assist with handling livestock when moving and drafting, and when livestock are distressed 2 4
19112 Check and report on livestock 2 4
24630 Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision 2 4
24832 Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage 2 5
24833 Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types 2 3
24835 Identify the location of a fault in electric fences, and replace electric fence components 2 3
 
ELECTIVE 1: A minimum of 1 of the following sets.
SET A
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
19044 Describe the legal requirements and occupational hazards associated with tractor use 2 2
24552 Check and drive a basic wheel tractor with an attached implement on flat terrain 2 5

SET B
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
19053 Ride a motorcycle on flat terrain 2 3
24555 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a motorcycle 2 3

 

SET C
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
24553 Drive an All Terrain Vehicle Utility (ATVU) on flat terrain 2 3
24556 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of an All Terrain Vehicle Utility (ATVU) 2 3

SET D
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
24554 Ride an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on flat terrain 2 4
24557 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) 2 3
 
ELECTIVE 2: A minimum of 1 standard is required;
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
578 Kill and prepare a sheep for dog food 3 5
19074 Prepare for calving and calve a cow as directed 2 5
19110 Work a farm dog, and maintain its health and welfare 3 5
21556 Control weeds under supervision 2 2
24629 Feed livestock with supplementary feed as directed 2 2
24635 Demonstrate knowledge of, and assist with, livestock scanning 2 2
24834 Replace a broken post, and repair a broken wire in fences 2 5



Cattle Farming Strand: All standards are required.
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
10082 Demonstrate knowledge of rearing weaner or replacement cattle 3 4
24620 Describe the safe handling of cattle in yards 2 5
24623 Demonstrate knowledge of breeds and classes of cattle, and identification and records for cattle 2 2


 
Dairy Farming Strand: All standards are required;
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
18191 Demonstrate knowledge of safe handling and health problems of dairy cattle, associated with milking 2 3
18193 Demonstrate knowledge of farm dairy design, and the effluent system 2 2
24548 Assist with milking 2 8
24620 Describe the safe handling of cattle in yards 2 5
24623 Demonstrate knowledge of breeds and classes of cattle, and identification and records for cattle 2 2



Deer Farming Strand: All standards are required;
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
8620 Assist with preventative health programmes for deer under direct supervision 2 3
19092 Move deer into and around yards, and load and unload, under direct supervision 2 4
19093 Demonstrate knowledge of deer welfare and stockmanship 2 5
24816 Identify status, and maintain records, of deer, under direct supervision 2 4



Sheep Farming Strand: All standards are required;
 Unit Standard
   Description
 Level
 Credit
577 Dag and crutch sheep by machine with prepared equipment 2 5
19146 Carry out wool shed tasks during shearing operations 2 5
19147 Describe the activities and hazards in a wool shed during shearing from a farm perspective 2 2
19152 Assist with the preparation and handling of lambs for docking 2 2
24641 Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep 2 2
24643 Assist with easy care lambing 2 2

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