Qualification Overview

Qualification Title National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 2)
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 2
Credits 49
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture » Beekeeping
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries » Agriculture » Apiculture
Strategic Purpose Statement
This is an entry level qualification designed for people working or considering working in the beekeeping industry.

The qualification's compulsory section recognises the skills to work in an apiary and the honey house and to construct and repair beehives and beehive frames. It also recognises general knowledge related to beehives and beehive assembly, bee types, bee behaviour, and bee diseases and includes hazard identification and control and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace.

The elective section allows people to select unit standards that are relevant to their own work situation. These may include unit standards which relate to agricultural vehicles and machinery, fencing, pest control, personal fitness, work skills, first aid, injury management, nutrition, loading and unloading goods, the New Zealand beekeeping industry and career pathways within it, and commercial and manual extraction of honey.

On completion of this qualification, people can progress to the National Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) [Ref: 1069], or other specialised Primary Industry Training Organisation qualifications such as the National Certificate in Agriculture (Level 2) with strands in Cattle Farming, Dairy Farming, Deer Farming, and Sheep Farming [Ref: 1434], National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Feeding and Pastures) (Level 3) [Ref: 1435], or the National Certificate in Agriculture (Animal Health and Husbandry) (Level 3) with strands in Cattle Farming, and Sheep Farming [Ref: 1438].
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements Not available
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1036
Status Discontinued
Created July 2003
Last Reviewed November 2013
Last Date For Entry December 2015
Discontinued December 2018

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