AGR301

Level 3 Agribusiness

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. McNaught

Agribusiness is a fully internally assessed, academic, University Entrance course. The course focuses on various aspects of Agricultural Science and Business Studies. Students will study bio security and the potential problems for New Zealand primary production. The food science unit will study how processing alters the food’s physical, chemical, biological, nutritional, and sensory properties, which all impact on the product’s final acceptability to the market. The financing unit gives students an understanding of what finance is required to operate within the primary sector.  The value added unit looks at  the New Zealand agribusinesses need to add value to their products and services by focusing on becoming the smorgasbord of the Southern Hemisphere and not just its food bowl.  

There is no requirement to have taken Agriculture in Year 11 or 12. If students take Year 13 Commerce there may be a double up of some achievement standards and will only be able to count one subject towards UE. Please note that Year 13 Agribusiness is NOT a unit standard based course. 



Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91383 v2
NZQA Info
Business Studies 3.5 - Analyse a human resource issue affecting businesses
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91619 v3
NZQA Info
Generic Technology 3.14 - Demonstrate understanding of the application of a technical area to a specific field
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91869 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.8 - Analyse future proofing strategies to ensure long term viability of a business
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91870 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.9 - Analyse the effect of financing options of a strategic capital expenditure decision on a business
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91871 v1
NZQA Info
Agribusiness 3.10 - Analyse how a product meets market needs through innovation in the value chain
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 15
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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