Katikati College

2PROHA

Level 2 Innovative Horticulture - Breaking New Ground - Semester A

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Course Description

This is a practical course in which you learn about factors which influence plant growth, soils and fertilisers, germination and growing plants from cuttings. You will also have the opportunity to learn some of the following skills depending on off-site availability and supervision: Training and pruning vines, harvesting a fruit crop, grafting vines, caring for a nursery crop, pruning fruit trees, carrying out canopy maintenance. This is a Unit Standard course which is a starting point in preparing you for a job in primary industries.

Students will choose, in consultation with the Innovative Horticulture Manager, how many standards their individual pathway is made up of based on ability and needs.

Teacher in Charge

Hilary Johnson


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip/off site costs depend on subjects chosen. Allow up to $30.


Recommended Prior Learning

Some Level 1 Innovative Horticulture Unit Standards or please discuss with Innovative Horticulture Manager.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29493 v1 Carry out basic canopy maintenance of trees or vines under close supervision
2
I
5
U.S. 29497 v1 Hand prune fruit trees under close supervision
2
I
8
U.S. 29492 v1 Care for a nursery crop under close supervision
2
I
3
U.S. 29496 v1 Field graft vines under close supervision
2
I
5
U.S. 21212 v3 Harvest a horticulture crop by hand under close supervision
5
2
I
5
U.S. 29513 v1 Train and prune young vines under close supervision
2
I
5
U.S. 23781 v1 Grow and pot up plants from stem cuttings
5
2
I
5
U.S. 29508 v1 Sow seeds and monitor germination and emergence under close supervision
2
I
5
U.S. 22174 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of soils and fertilisers
5
2
I
5
U.S. 22191 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of factors which influence plant growth
5
2
I
5
Total Credits
20
Construction & Infrastructure
Manufacturing & Technology
Primary Industries
Services Industries
Social & Community Services
Creative Industries