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
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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Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90922.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
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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
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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
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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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of pasture/crop management practices

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Version 4

90155 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

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

Version 4

90156 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production

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Version 4

90157 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Describe the properties and management of soil
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

90158 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices

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Version 5

90160 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation

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Version 2

90918 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

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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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 7076.

90920 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

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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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

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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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

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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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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how livestock behaviour impacts on productivity
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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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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 NZQA National Qualifications Services

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

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

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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

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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

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

Analyse a New Zealand primary production environmental issue

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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 23 June 2021