NCEA Level 3 Agriculture Horticulture

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Clark

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 achievement in any of the following subjects - Agricultural Science, 12 Agriculture Academy, Biology, Economics, or by consultation with Mr Millichamp.


  • Investigation into a NZ primary product or its production;
  • Report on factors impacting on profitability of NZ primary products;
  • Market forces affecting supply and demand of NZ primary products;
  • How production process affects profitability of NZ primary products; and
  • Analyse a NZ primary production issue.

Field trip:  One or two as required.

This course does lead to a University Entrance approved subject.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution: towards field trip transportation, to be advised at the time.

Pathway Tags

dairy farmer, forestry contractor, horticultural worker, vet nurse, Amenity Horticulture, Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Nursery Production, Viticulture, Floristry, Landscaping, Horticultural Consultant, Science technician, Crop Production Manager, Forestry, Marketing Manager, Orchard Manager, Insectary Manager, Vegetable Farm Manager, Quality Controller, landscaper, horticulture, farmer, soil analyst, dairy farmer, forestry


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.