Domain - Biology

Domain - Biology

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Level 1

Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of living things, organs, and an organ system
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18969 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe characteristics of living things; describe the function of organs; and describe the function and structure of an organ system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of adaptations and relationships in a biological community
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Version 3

18970 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe adaptations of an animal or a plant; describe feeding relationships in a community; and describe the relationship between the pest organism and a biological community.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of cells, reproduction, and inheritance
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Version 3

18971 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe cells; describe plant and animal reproduction; predict the outcome of a given monohybrid cross; and describe the function of genetic material in inheritance.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of biotechnology
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Version 3

18978 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe features of microbes; describe uses of microbes in biotechnology; and describe the use of an enzyme in biotechnology.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Compare the diversity and organisation of different biological communities
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Version 5

6294 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to gather community field data, and process and interpret information to compare an aspect of the diversity and organisation of two biological communities.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the structure and function of a selected human organ system
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6295 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: represent the structural components of a human organ system; describe how an organ system performs its function; and describe the cause and consequences of an organ system malfunctioning.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate plant processes
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6296 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe plant processes, and carry out a practical investigation on how a selected variable affects a plant process.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe methods for the management of introduced species
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Version 5

6297 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the impact of an introduced species on New Zealand's native flora and fauna, and describe a method to manage the impact of an introduced species.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe interactions between humans and microorganisms
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Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by AS90927 and AS90950.

6298 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: carry out a practical investigation on how a selected variable affects the activity of a microorganism; describe a human use of a microorganism; and describe effects of a microorganism on people.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how people apply biological principles to plant or animal management
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6299 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the application of biological principles in the management of a New Zealand plant or animal production system.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe homeostatic control mechanisms of the human body
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6300 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe a hormone pathway that co-ordinates actions between body organs, and interpret data that show homeostatic responses of the body to a change in an internal variable.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe links between human organ systems
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6301 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the way in which two organ systems work together to achieve a common purpose, and describe the consequences for other organ systems of an organ system malfunctioning.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Discuss the biological effects of food and other activity choices on the human body
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6302 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to discuss the biological effects of food and selected activities on the body.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe and discuss human reproduction
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6303 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the hormonal control of aspects of the reproductive process; describe the formation of a zygote and its subsequent development; and discuss the biological interaction between the mother and the embryo.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe natural and artificial human defence mechanisms against pathogenic diseases
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Version 5

6304 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the body's defence systems; describe the development of immunity to disease; and investigate the use of medicines to treat a pathogenic disease.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe mechanisms for the transfer of genetic information
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8924 replaced unit standard 6305.

8923 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe cell division and determine simple monohybrid inheritance patterns.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the structure and replication of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8923 replaced unit standard 6305.

8924 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the structure and replication of DNA.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical biology investigation with direction
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Version 4 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS90925.

90161 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Process information to describe a use of biology knowledge with direction
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90162 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the transfer of genetic information
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90163 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe ecological characteristics found in two biological communities
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90164 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the control of an introduced species that affects native species
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90165 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the functioning of human digestive and skeletomuscular systems
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Version 3

90166 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe plant processes
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Version 3

90167 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe biological ideas relating to how humans use and are affected by micro-organisms
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Version 4

90168 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe how humans respond to pathogens
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Version 4

90176 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe maintenance of normal body functioning
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Version 4

90177 Achievement Standard 2 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe functioning of human circulatory, respiratory and excretory systems
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Version 4

90178 Achievement Standard 6 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe functioning of the human reproductive system
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Version 4

90179 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90161.

90925 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Report on a biological issue

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90926 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to micro-organisms

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Version 3 This achievement standard and achievement standard 90950 replaced unit standard 6298.

90927 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to the life cycle of flowering plants

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Version 3

90928 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to a mammal(s) as a consumer(s)

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Version 4

90929 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

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Ministry of Education

Level 2

Explain how genetic change occurs within populations
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90459 have been replaced by AS91157.

6308 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the scientific evidence for evolution; describe a process that leads to genetic variability between generations; explain how dihybrid inheritance contributes to genetic variability; and explain how natural selection can occur in a population over time.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Evaluate practices used for managing a resource to ensure ecological sustainability
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6309 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the importance of managing a resource to ensure its ecological sustainability and process information on the management of a resource to develop a defensible position.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate an example of applied biology
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6310 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to investigate an example of applied biology.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain reasons for the special characteristics of New Zealand's flora and fauna
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Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by AS91155.

6311 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe examples of special characteristics of endemic New Zealand organisms, and explain reasons for the evolution of special characteristics of endemic New Zealand organisms.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate factors that affect a living process
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6312 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe a living process, and investigate a living process.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate diversity in animals
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8926 replaced unit standard 6306.

8925 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation to compare the structure or function of features associated with a biological process and describe diversity in features relating to a biological process within animals.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate diversity in plants
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8925 replaced unit standard 6306.

8926 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation to compare the structure or function of features associated with a biological process in plants, and explain diversity in features relating to a biological process within plants.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate structure and function in cells
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Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 8928 replaced unit standard 6307.

8927 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe cell structure and investigate a cell process.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Use a microscope to investigate biological material
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8927 replaced unit standard 6307.

8928 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare biological material for examination with a light microscope; use a light microscope to view biological material; and record observations of biological material in a biological drawing.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify biological population patterns through investigation
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Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 8930, and AS90460 have been replaced by AS91158.

8929 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: gather quantitative field data on a population; process data to show a population pattern; and explain how a biotic or abiotic environmental factor contributes to a population pattern.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify biological community interrelationships and patterns through investigation
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Version 4 This unit standard, unit standard 8929, and AS90460 have been replaced by AS91158.

8930 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: gather quantitative field data from a community; process data to show interrelationships or patterns in a community; and explain how biotic and abiotic environmental factors contribute to a community pattern.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

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

Version 3 This achievement standard was replaced by AS91153.

90457 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe genetic variation and change
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Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 6308 were replaced by AS91157.

90459 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate an interrelationship or pattern in an ecological population or community
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Version 3 This achievement standard, unit standard 8929, and unit standard 8930 were replaced by AS91158.

90460 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe concepts and processes relating to ecology
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Version 3

90461 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe diversity in the structure and function of animals
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Version 3

90462 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe diversity in the structure and function of plants
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Version 3

90463 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe cell structure and function
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Version 3

90464 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research the interaction between humans and an aspect of biology
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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90458 and AS90483.

90769 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation in a biology context, with supervision

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90457.

91153 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Analyse the biological validity of information presented to the public

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Version 2

91154 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of adaptation of plants or animals to their way of life

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6311.

91155 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of life processes at the cellular level

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Version 2

91156 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 genetic variation and change

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90459 and unit standard 6308.

91157 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Investigate a pattern in an ecological community, with supervision

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8929, 8930, and AS90460.

91158 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 gene expression

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Version 2

91159 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Investigate biological material at the microscopic level

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 8928.

91160 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 3

Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of a plant species, with guidance

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6314 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, with guidance; describe the ecological niche of a plant species; and investigate and report a variable of a plant species'' ecological niche.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Complete an investigation into the ecological niche of an animal species, with guidance

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Version 6

6315 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, with guidance: describe the ecological niche of an animal species; and investigate and report an aspect of the animal species'' ecological niche.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 226 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the process of speciation
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Version 5

6317 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explain the process of speciation with reference to a New Zealand organism, and describe a pattern of evolution with reference to a New Zealand organism.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Interpret scientific evidence for human evolution
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Version 5

6318 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe links between humans and other primates; identify trends in human biological or cultural evolution; and explain links between aspects of biological and cultural evolution in humans.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Make an informed judgement on a contemporary biological issue
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Version 5 This unit standard and AS90714 have been replaced by AS91602.

6319 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to investigate a contemporary biological issue, and make a judgement on an implication relating to a contemporary biological issue.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe a biological technique used in contemporary molecular biology or biotechnology
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Version 5

6320 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe a contemporary example of a biological technique, and explain how human needs or demands have influenced the development and use of the technique.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Investigate and describe scientific views of human biological evolution
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Version 5

6321 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe scientific views of primate adaptive radiation, and scientific views of human biological evolution.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe gene expression
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8932 replaced unit standard 6316.

8931 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the synthesis of a specific polypeptide chain; describe a hereditary metabolic disorder; and describe the control of gene expression.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe gene-gene and gene-environment interaction
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8931 replaced unit standard 6316.

8932 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the relationship between gene interaction and phenotype, and explain the influence of the environment on genotype.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Relate aspects of animal behaviour to environmental factors
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8934 replaced unit standard 6322.

8933 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation to examine a behavioural response and explain a behavioural response in a named animal.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Relate aspects of plant responses to environmental factors
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Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 8933 replaced unit standard 6322.

8934 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to carry out a practical investigation to examine a plant response, and explain a response in a named plant.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation into an aspect of an organism's ecological niche with guidance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91601.

90713 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Research a contemporary biological issue
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard and unit standard 6319 have been replaced by AS91602.

90714 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe the role of DNA in relation to gene expression
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Version 3

90715 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe animal behaviour and plant responses in relation to environmental factors
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Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91603.

90716 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe processes and patterns of evolution
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91605.

90717 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe applications of biotechnological techniques
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91607.

90718 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Describe trends in human evolution
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91606.

90719 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with guidance

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90713.

91601 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Integrate biological knowledge to develop an informed response to a socio-scientific issue

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 6319 and AS90714.

91602 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the responses of plants and animals to their external environment

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90716.

91603 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 an animal maintains a stable internal environment

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Version 2

91604 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of evolutionary processes leading to speciation

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90717.

91605 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of trends in human evolution

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90719.

91606 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of human manipulations of genetic transfer and its biological implications

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90718.

91607 Achievement Standard 3 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 4

Describe eukaryotic cell structure and function

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12812 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: cell structure; cell transport processes; and cell cycles.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of the biochemistry of cells

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Version 6 This unit standard and unit standard 12812 replaced unit standard 8107.

12813 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to outline: the structure and functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and the metabolic processes occurring in cells.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain biodiversity of New Zealand

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 8105.

26509 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the theory of evolution by natural selection; and explain the origin and characteristics of New Zealand''s unique fauna and flora.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of ecosystems

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 9225.

26510 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the relationship between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem; ecological flows and cycles; changes in a biological community; and population dynamics.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of animal tissues

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 9228.

26511 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the cell types, organisation, and functions of animal tissues; and location of tissues in animal organs.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Identify flora and fauna
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8099 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to classify an organism, and identify an organism using a key.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain the principles of evolution and bio-geography
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26509.

8105 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: outline the theory of the origin of life on Earth; outline the theory of evolution by natural selection; outline the evidence for the theory of evolution by natural selection; explain speciation and adaptive radiation; discuss the influences on the origin and characteristics of New Zealand's unique fauna and flora; and describe the six major bio-geographical regions of the world.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of ecosystems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26510.

9225 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the relationships between organisms and their distribution in the abiotic environment; describe ecological flows and cycles; explain community change; describe the characteristics of the major biomes and aquatic ecosystems; describe the effects of human activity on ecosystems; and describe the characteristics of a human production ecosystem.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of plant and animal characteristics

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9226 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: structures and life cycles of plant groups; and the characteristics of major animal groups.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of plant tissues

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9227 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the cell types, organisation, and functions of the primary tissues in a plant; and locate cell types and primary tissue of a plant.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of animal tissues
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26511.

9228 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the procedures followed in the preparation of a permanent mount of an organ sample for histological examination under light microscopy; the cell types, organisation, and functions of mammalian tissues; and location of tissues in a mammal.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of embryology and organ formation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9229 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the development of vertebrate embryos; describe the development of angiosperm embryos, germination, and tissue differentiation; and explain the process of differentiation, and compare differentiation in plant and animal development.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 5

Perform histological techniques

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Version 4

26420 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform tissue sampling; perform procedures in the preparation of a histological slide; and assess histological slide using a light microscope.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse field measurements of plants

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8097 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect field measurements of plants; and analyse collected field work data.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse field measurements of animals

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Version 8

8098 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: collect field measurements of animals using field work procedures; and analyse collected field measurements.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explain genetic change

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8102 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the structure and function of a gene; explain mutation and variation; explain gene frequencies in a population; and describe aspects of genetic engineering.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of animal behaviour
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9230 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the development and evolution of behaviour; describe communication processes and demonstrate knowledge of decision making mechanisms; describe how animals learn and how they organise in social groups; and describe how knowledge of behaviour is used in sampling populations of animals.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of Monera, Protista and Fungi
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Version 4

9231 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the features of Monera; the habitats and the major ecological roles of Monera; the evidence for bacterial origin of organelles in eukaryotic cells; the features which distinguish the Protista groups; the habitats and major ecological roles of selected Protista; the structural and functional characteristics which distinguish the divisions of Fungi; and the ecological roles of Fungi.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of Plantae
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9232 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the characteristics and adaptations of bryophytes; describe the characteristics of seedless tracheophytes; describe the characteristics and adaptations of seed producing tracheophytes; compare lifecycles of plants; and describe the major human uses for, and sustainability of tracheophytes.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of invertebrate animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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9233 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the characteristics of Porifera; the characteristics of radiate Eumetazoa; the characteristics and ecological roles of protostome invertebrates; and the characteristics of deuterostome invertebrates.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of Chordata
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9234 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the characteristics and phylogenetic relationships of Chordata and the sub-phyla Urochordata, Cephalochordata, and Vertebrata; the characteristics of the vertebrate classes; the evolutionary trends which have resulted in the adaptations of typical members of the vertebrate classes to their ecological niches; the impact of humans on the diversity of vertebrates; and the phylogenetic relationships between the vertebrate classes.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Level 6

Measure plant physiological processes

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8092 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select, set up, and maintain equipment; gather measurement data; and report on data for plant physiological processes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of plant physiological processes
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8093 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to apply knowledge of the effects of changing environmental factors on internal plant processes, and make predictions on the effect of changing environmental factors on plant growth and development.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Measure animal physiological processes

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Version 7

8094 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: select, set up, and maintain equipment; gather measurement data; and report on data for animal physiological processes.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 113 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of biological issues relating to resource management
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8103 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: apply knowledge of resource management issues; make assessment of an environmental issue; and communicate an environmental issue.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Culture cells and tissues
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26114 and unit standard 26115.

8104 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare and sterilise culture media; apply aseptic techniques; induce cultures; and maintain cultures and stocks.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Examine and describe seed plant structure
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

8106 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: examine external features of vegetative plants; identify cell and tissue types; identify sexual reproductive structures; identify structures and dispersal mechanisms of fruits and seeds; identify specialised plant organs; and identify structures associated with symbiosis.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of communication and control systems in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9224 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to outline the role of nervous systems in the coordination of animal function and describe the role of endocrine systems in the coordination of animal function and growth.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of reproduction in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9235 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and compare reproductive structures; describe the processes of gamete formation and fertilisation; describe the development of the early embryo in vertebrates; describe the changes in maternal physiology during pregnancy in a mammal; describe the process of parturition in a mammal; and describe lactation in a placental mammal.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of support and movement in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9236 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the structure and functions of skeletons, and explain the role of muscle in movement.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of homeostasis of body fluids in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9237 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the structure and functions of excretory organs; and the regulation of pH of body fluids.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of gas exchange in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9238 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare air and water as respiratory environments; compare systems for gas exchange; and describe the control of ventilation in a mammal.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of circulation in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9239 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare circulatory systems; describe haemodynamic parameters involved in mammalian circulation; describe the role of mammalian circulatory systems in immunity to disease; and describe the role of the vertebrate circulatory system in the regulation of body temperature.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of food intake and utilisation in animals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

9240 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare mechanisms of ingestion; compare mechanisms of digestion; describe the absorption of nutrients in mammals; and describe the fate of absorbed nutrients in monogastric and ruminant mammals.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

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

Version 4

9241 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the characteristics of plant disease agents; explain the development of plant diseases; and explain the mechanisms of plant disease control.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Data as at 19 June 2019