Domain - Agricultural and Horticultural Science

Domain - Agricultural and Horticultural Science

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Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge of plants and plant production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

18984 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the uses of plants for people; describe plant parts; describe the effect of the physical environment on plant growth; and describe soil as a growing medium.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate plant propagation and production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

18985 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate plant propagation techniques and describe problems and remedies associated with plant production.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain and investigate the relationship between a plant husbandry technique and optimum growth
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7073 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify characteristics of a healthy plant; investigate the effect a selected husbandry technique has on plant growth; and explain a husbandry technique used to optimise plant growth.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Practise and explain plant propagation techniques
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7074 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard have practised sexual and asexual plant propagation techniques and are able to: explain a procedure for the propagation of plants from seed; explain procedures for the asexual propagation of plants; and compare the use of sexual and asexual propagation in plant production practices.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Modify landscape plans for selected environments
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90922.

7075 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to assess a soft landscape, and assess a hard landscape.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain characteristics of primary production and market demand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90920.

7076 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain national primary production patterns; describe a primary production process; and explain the grading criteria of a primary product for a selected market.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain relationships between animal nutrition and productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7077 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe ruminant and non-ruminant digestive systems, and explain nutrient requirements for productivity.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain relationships between animal health and productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7078 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to identify characteristics of a healthy animal, and explain animal health maintenance principles.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain relationships between animal reproduction and productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7079 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain genetic improvement in animals, and explain reproductive efficiency in an animal.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe livestock management and livestock physiology important to this management
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Version 3

90154 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

90155 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Carry out a practical agriculture or horticulture investigation with direction
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Version 4

90156 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

90157 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe the properties and management of soil
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Version 4

90158 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe aspects of primary industry production in New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90159 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

90160 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Interpret a landscape plan and redesign it to suit the user(s) and/or environment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90175 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe plant propagation methods
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This achievement standard and AS90746 replaced AS90174.

90745 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe plant structure, function and processes, and plant management practices
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Version 3 This achievement standard and AS90745 replaced AS90174.

90746 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education

Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

90918 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
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Version 3

90919 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 7076.

90920 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of livestock management practices
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Version 2

90921 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education

Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 7075.

90922 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of basic plant propagation techniques
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Version 2

90923 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of horticultural plant management practices and related plant physiology
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Version 2

90924 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how a life process is managed in a primary production system

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Version 3

91928 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of factors that influence the purpose and location of primary production

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Version 3

91929 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how soil properties are managed in a primary production system

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91930 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of environmental sustainability in primary production management practices

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Version 3

91931 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain and investigate the elementary properties of growing media
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9768 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare the physical and chemical properties of growing media; identify the effect of biological characteristics of growing media on plant growth; and explain a technique used to modify growing media to optimise plant growth.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 2

Carry out a practical investigation, with supervision, of a primary production practice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7080 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan an investigation, with supervision; gather data from the investigation; and report on the investigation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the principles of environmental control in a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7081 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the effects an environmental control has on environmental factors in a production system; process data to show the effect of an environmental modification on improving crop productivity; and process data to show the impact that an aspect of a primary production system has on the environment.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the effect of a nutritional husbandry practice within a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7082 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain a nutritional husbandry practice within a plant or animal production system, and explain the significance a nutritional husbandry practice has on productivity of the primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the effect of a pest or disease husbandry practice within a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7083 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain a husbandry practice for the control of pests or diseases within a plant or animal primary production system, and explain the significance a pest or disease control has on productivity of a primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the effect of a reproduction or propagation operation within a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7084 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the use of a reproduction or propagation operation within a plant or animal primary production system, and explain the significance of a reproduction or propagation operation within a plant or animal primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the effect of livestock behaviour within a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7085 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe characteristics of livestock behaviour within a primary production system, and explain the impact a livestock behaviour has on primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the effect the application of a growth regulator has on plant productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

7086 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain the application of a growth regulator to modify plant growth within a primary production system, and explain the significance the application of a growth regulator has on plant productivity.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical agriculture or horticulture investigation with supervision
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 7080 have been replaced by AS91289.

90450 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe physical factors of the environment and techniques used to modify them for plant production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91290.

90451 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe how techniques used to modify soil water content optimise primary production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

90452 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe modification of livestock reproduction or plant propagation to improve productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91291 and AS91293.

90453 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe manipulations to influence growth and development, and productivity, in livestock or plants
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91292 and AS91294.

90454 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe how livestock behaviour impacts on productivity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 7085 have been replaced by AS91295.

90455 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe and redesign landscaped sites
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91296.

90456 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Carry out an extended practical agricultural or horticultural investigation

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90450 and unit standard 7080.

91289 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90451.

91290 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of advanced plant propagation techniques used for commercial production in New Zealand

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Version 2 This achievement standard and AS91293 replaced AS90453.

91291 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production

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Version 2 This achievement standard and AS91294 replaced AS90454.

91292 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of livestock reproductive techniques in commercial production in New Zealand

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Version 2 This achievement standard and AS91291 replaced AS90453.

91293 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how NZ commercial management practices influence livestock growth and development

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Version 3 This achievement standard and AS91292 replaced AS90454.

91294 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of interactions between livestock behaviour and NZ commercial management practices

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90455 and unit standard 7085.

91295 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Produce a landscape plan

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90456.

91296 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of land use for primary production in New Zealand

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Version 2

91297 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product

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Version 2

91298 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain the principles of soil properties in a primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9769 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain: soil profile formation; the significance of a soil chemical characteristic on soil productivity; the significance of soil water on soil productivity; and the significance of a soil modification on soil productivity.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 3

Analyse and evaluate relationships between market forces and a primary product
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and AS90651 have been replaced by AS91530.

7087 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse the effects of market forces on the supply of a primary product; analyse the effects of market forces on the demand for a primary product; and evaluate interactions between market forces operating on a primary product and its market.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate primary product attributes for specific market opportunities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 7089, unit standard 7090, and AS90652 have been replaced by AS91531.

7088 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse the characteristics of different market opportunities for a primary product; survey consumers to determine preferred attributes of a primary product; and evaluate primary product attributes for different market opportunities.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse a husbandry practice within a schedule of operations for a primary product
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and AS90650 have been replaced by AS91528. This unit standard, unit standard 7088, unit standard 7090, and AS90652 have been replaced by AS91531.

7089 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to construct a schedule of operations for a primary product, and assess a husbandry practice within a schedule of operations for a primary product.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate, with guidance, the effectiveness of production processes to achieve product attributes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 7088, unit standard 7089, and AS90652 have been replaced by AS91531.

7090 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, with guidance: plan an investigation of a schedule of operations; gather and process data from the investigation; and evaluate and report on the effectiveness of the manipulation of the schedule of operations.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research the production of a marketable, locally produced primary product
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91529.

90649 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Investigate production and marketing of a nationally significant primary product
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 7089 have been replaced by AS91528.

90650 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain how market forces affect supply and demand of primary products
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 7087 have been replaced by AS91530.

90651 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Explain market requirements and the production process for a nationally significant primary product
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard, unit standard 7088, unit standard 7089, and unit standard 7090 have been replaced by AS91531.

90652 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse a primary production environmental issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91532.

90653 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Contains Maori components

Carry out an investigation into an aspect of a New Zealand primary product or its production

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90650 and unit standard 7089.

91528 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Contains Maori components

Research and report on the impact of factors on the profitability of a New Zealand primary product

Word  PDF

Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90649.

91529 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of how market forces affect supply of and demand for New Zealand primary products

Word  PDF

Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90651 and unit standard 7087.

91530 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Contains Maori components

Demonstrate understanding of how the production process meets market requirements for a New Zealand primary product(s)

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 7088, unit standard 7089, unit standard 7090, and AS90652.

91531 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Contains Maori components

Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue

Word  PDF

Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90653.

91532 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Evaluate a current international issue which impacts on New Zealand primary production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9770 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research a current issue related to a New Zealand primary product, and analyse the impact of the issue to production practices of a New Zealand primary product.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate the impact of a technological development on a New Zealand primary production system
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9771 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to research a technological development in a New Zealand primary production system, and analyse the implication of the technological development on a New Zealand primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research and report on literature related to an aspect of the primary production industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9772 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to review research reports from literary sources related to an aspect of a primary production system, and report on information gathered from the literature review of an aspect of a primary production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 28 May 2024