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Qualification Title Groundspread Nutrient Application for Primary Industry (Micro-credential)
Matauranga Maori Qualification

Yes

Qualification Type Micro-credential
Level 3
Credits 35
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Agriculture not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this micro-credential is to provide formal recognition and credentialisation of the skills and knowledge required to apply nutrients safely and effectively as a groundspread operator.

The micro-credential will cater to those already experienced in nutrient application who wish to have their skills formally recognised. It also provides those new to groundspreading industry with a training framework endorsed by the industry and provides a training opportunity for those in other primary industries who would like to upskill in this area.
Graduate profile
On successful completion of this micro-credential, learners/ākonga will be able to apply nutrients safely, efficiently, and in accordance with both legislative and best-practice requirements. They will be self-aware and self-managing and will have awareness of and respect for their work environment.

Learners/ākonga will have knowledge of:
- strategies to manage personal wellbeing in a nutrient-application role.
- the environmental risks for transporting and applying nutrients, and associated best practice guidelines and risk management strategies.
Learners/ākonga will be skilled in:
- preparing, operating and maintaining nutrient-application machinery and equipment to ensure best agronomic outcomes and reduced environmental impact when applying nutrients.
Education pathways
N/A
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
- Candidates must hold the class of driving licence and any licence endorsement appropriate to the vehicle being driven to be assessed for the standards mapped to Learning Outcome 3.
- It is expected that learners/ākonga for this micro-credential will be employed in the groundspreading industry. The provider may be able to assist with placement for those not already in employment.
Education Organisation No organisations currently offer this qualification.
Developed By Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 4914
Status Current
Created October 2023
Content
On successful completion of this micro-credential learners/akōnga will be able to:
1. Apply strategies to manage personal wellbeing in a nutrient-application role.
2. Describe the environmental risks associated with transporting and applying nutrients, and interpret associated best-practice guidelines and risk-management strategies.
3. Prepare, operate, and maintain nutrient-application machinery and equipment to ensure best agronomic outcomes and reduced environmental impact when applying nutrients.

On successful completion of this micro-credential learners/akōnga will achieve the following unit standards:
6257 Operate a mounted front-end loader for agricultural contracting Level 3, 5 credits
19048 Apply nutrients using mounted or trailed equipment Level 3, 6 credits
19370 Demonstrate knowledge of the Spreadmark Code of Practice as it applies to nutrient application Level 3, 2 credits
19371 Demonstrate knowledge of legislation and risk management in transporting and applying nutrients Level 3, 3 credits
19372 Describe the environmental implications of applying nutrients and associated activities Level 3, 2 credits
19373 Demonstrate knowledge of nutrients, and the implications for handling and applying nutrients Level 3, 3 credits
19374 Describe nutrient applicators and nutrient application, and operate nutrient-application machinery efficiently Level 4, 4 credits
28782 Apply nutrients in a primary industry setting Level 3, 5 credits
31832 Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities Level 3, 5 credits.

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