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Level 1

Gather and record information from a rain gauge, thermometer, and barometer; or weather station

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19138 replaced unit standard 32.

19139 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: gather and record information from a rain gauge, thermometer, and barometer; or weather station.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of injury factors and the consequences of injury to individuals on farms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 11852, unit standard 14490, unit standard 14491, and unit standard 18425 have been replaced by unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543.

14489 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe the risk factors that contribute to injury on farms; and demonstrate knowledge of the economic, physical and psychological consequences of injury.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of strategies for preventing injury on farms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14491, and unit standard 18425 have been replaced by unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543.

14490 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe strategies to: manage individual risk; and reduce actual and potential external risk factors and prevent injury on farms.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of hazard identification and control procedures in the agriculture industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, and unit standard 14491 have been replaced by unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543.

18425 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe hazards that have potential to harm workers and the work environment; identify and describe hazard control methods; and identify hazards and apply risk assessment procedures in the agriculture industry.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the factors affecting possum fur quality, and the possum product market
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

20792 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of the factors affecting possum fur quality, and the possum product market.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Hand pluck possums for possum fur recovery

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Version 3

20794 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: hand pluck possums for possum fur recovery; and store possum fur, dispose of possum carcasses, and maintain records.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Machine pluck possums for possum fur recovery

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Version 3

20795 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare the machine for plucking possums; machine pluck possums for possum fur recovery; and shut down machinery, store possum fur, dispose of possum carcasses, and maintain records.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe farm practices and farm animal behaviour

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Version 3

20797 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: types of farming in New Zealand; and seasonal activities on a farm, fodder conservation, livestock behaviour, and responsibilities of people on farmland.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 23541 were replaced by unit standard 31656. This unit standard, unit standard 23541, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543 replaced unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, unit standard 14

23540 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe rural workplace hazards, the reasons why they are hazards, and the harm they cause; describe hazard control methods, and complete associated documentation; demonstrate knowledge of the economic, physical, and psychological consequences of injury in a rural workplace; and demonstrate knowledge of the role of organisations associated with workplace safety, and the HSE Act.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Locate hazards, describe safety procedures, and demonstrate safe work practices in a rural workplace
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard and unit standard 23540 were replaced by unit standard 31656. This unit standard, unit standard 23540, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543 replaced unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, unit standard 14

23541 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, in a rural workplace, identify and locate hazards, and describe reporting and emergency procedures; and demonstrate safe work practices.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the impact of an agriculture system on soils

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Version 2

24542 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, or intending to work, in the agricultural industry, and secondary school and gateway students. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the impact of an agriculture system on soils.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Apply and assess strategies for reducing risk and preventing injury on farms
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard, unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, and unit standard 18425 have been replaced by unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, unit standard 23542, and unit standard 23543.

14491 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to apply and assess strategies for reducing actual and potential risk factors and preventing injury due to personal and external risk factors on farms.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Describe water use and quality, and related land use issues in primary production

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Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19141 replaced unit standard 51.

19140 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: restrictions on land and water use, application of the Resource Management Act 1991, and types of activities requiring consents; and water quality, and ground and surface movement of water issues associated with agricultural and horticultural land use.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the role of elements and fertilisers in primary production, and soil testing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28921

19142 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the roles that elements play in plant health and growth; influence of trace elements on plant health and growth; major types of fertilisers used in primary production; steps in taking samples for a soil test, and additional information to be submitted with a soil test; and demonstrate knowledge of fertiliser compounds and blends, and their compatibility.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the properties and modification of soils in primary production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 24542, unit standard 24543, and unit standard 24544.

19144 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the: formation of soil; modification of soil physical properties; modification of soil biological properties; and nature of soil water and its influence on soil characteristics.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of the Spreadmark Code of Practice as it applies to nutrient application

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Version 4

19370 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the underlying principles of The Spreadmark Code of Practice as it applies to nutrient-applicator operators and drivers; and describe The Spreadmark Code of Practice as it applies to nutrient-applicator operators and drivers.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and risk management in transporting and applying nutrients

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Version 4

19371 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited for this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of criminal legislation and regional council requirements relevant to nutrient-applicator operators and drivers; describe civil and criminal liability in the transportation and application of nutrients; and demonstrate knowledge of risk management as it applies to transporting and applying nutrients.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe the environmental implications of applying nutrients and associated activities

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Version 4

19372 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited for this unit standard are able to describe: environmental risks resulting from nutrients and nutrient application, and strategies to mitigate against environmental risks; and environmental implications resulting from associated activities other than actual application of nutrients, and strategies to mitigate environmental risks.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of nutrients, and the implications for handling and applying nutrients

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Version 4

19373 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited for this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of nutrients; describe nutrient compounds, blends, and mixtures, and their compatibility; and describe nutrient specifications and the implication for nutrient handling.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Skin possums for possum fur recovery

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Version 3

20793 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: skin possums, and describe skinning methods and the preparation for freezing and the freezing process; dry possum skins; and remove possum skins from boards, air, brush, bundle, and press.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe and use a Global Positioning System (GPS) for a specified activity
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 29414

20798 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of systems for determining a fixed position on the surface of the earth, and of the GPS; and demonstrate the use of GPS and tracklogs for a specified activity.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate knowledge of primary industry organisations, and leadership roles
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21443 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the history, structure, and function of industry organisations in the primary industry sector; the leadership roles existing for people within a specified primary industry organisation, and the scope of influence of those roles; and strategic decision-making, and decision-making processes within specified primary industry organisations.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe personal and external factors, and strategies to manage factors, that contribute to injury in a rural workplace

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, and unit standard 23543 replaced unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, unit standard 14491, and unit standard 18425.

23542 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: personal and external factors that contribute to injury; and strategies to manage personal and external factors that may contribute to injury, in a rural workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of the formation, and factors which influence properties, of soils on-farm
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 28921.

24543 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the formation of soil; and the factors which influence the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soils on-farm.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Demonstrate understanding of soil management to increase production in a primary industry workplace
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 32090. This unit standard replaced unit standards 19142 and 24543.

28921 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people who are required to apply knowledge of soils and soil management practices to increase production in a primary industry workplace.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe and use a Global Positioning System for a specified rural activity

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 20798.

29414 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: set up a Global Positioning System (GPS) and describe GPS terminology; and demonstrate the use of, and record data using a GPS for a specified activity.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe and apply operating procedures and the code of conduct to a work role in a primary industry organisation

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Version 1

31195 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate understanding of, and apply, standard operating procedures and the code of conduct relevant to a work role in a primary industry organisation.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of soils and assist with soil management practices

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standard 28921.

32090 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working in the primary industry. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of how soil properties, soil fertility and pH impact on production in a primary industry workplace; and assist with soil management practices to optimise soil health and minimise soil loss.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of a specific landbased primary industry
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

576 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: industry organisations concerned with a landbased primary industry; farming enterprise operations, and the business structures associated with a landbased primary industry farming enterprise; and the sources of information available to an operator.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of land management in primary production
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 19140 replaced unit standard 51.

19141 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the land management practices which contribute to damage to soil structure; describe the importance of sustainable land use and the main forms and causes of erosion; and describe prevention and control methods for the main forms of erosion.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe nutrient applicators and nutrient application, and operate nutrient-application machinery efficiently

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Version 4

19374 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the technical design of nutrient applicators and implications for nutrient application; describe nutrient-applicator certification; select nutrient-application machinery settings and operate nutrient-application machinery efficiently; and describe the consequences of poor nutrient application.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Determine direction, and plan strategically, for an organisation in a rural community
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

21442 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to, for a specified organisation in a rural community: identify and analyse information to determine the values, current state, and future direction; develop goals and objectives, and monitor and review objectives; and develop action plans for a strategic plan to achieve objective(s).

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Describe compliance requirements, and develop a health and safety plan, for a rural workplace

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Version 2 This unit standard, unit standard 23540, unit standard 23541, and unit standard 23542 replaced unit standard 11852, unit standard 14489, unit standard 14490, unit standard 14491, and unit standard 18425.

23543 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe rural workplace health and safety requirements; and develop a workplace health and safety plan, for a rural workplace.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Evaluate soil health status, and determine on-farm strategies for improvement

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Version 2

24544 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate soil health status; and analyse the factors contributing to, and determine strategies to improve, the health status of soil on-farm.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan cultivation for a crop or pasture, and monitor the results of cultivation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

24545 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan cultivation for a crop or pasture; and monitor the results of cultivation, analyse the causes of inconsistencies, and amend the cultivation plan.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 22 April 2024