Qualification Overview

Qualification Title National Certificate in Primary Sector (Level 1)
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 1
Credits 40
Subject Area
  • Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Other Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies » Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies not elsewhere classified
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries » Primary Sector
Strategic Purpose Statement
This qualification is designed specifically for secondary school students as an introductory qualification for the primary sector industries. It recognises the foundation skills and knowledge required for further training in the primary sector and allows students to experience the numerous career opportunities that exist within the primary sector.

The qualification includes a Compulsory section to ensure that all students understand the size and scope of the primary sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The qualification''s Elective section provides for flexibility within the qualification to reflect the areas of employment and specialisation that exist within different regions and to enable students to choose standards that meet their individual needs and learning styles.

The Elective section is made up of sets that include standards relevant to each of the primary sector industries: agriculture, dairy manufacturing and meat processing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood, and sports turf. Students may choose from standards in one or more sets.

The Balance section allows students to choose between specified standards from the First Aid domain, from anywhere in the Agricultural and Horticultural Science or Work and Study Skills domains. Specific standards within the Work and Study Skills domain provide students the opportunity to gain contextualised experience and knowledge in the areas of safe work practices, literacy, numeracy and communication.

The qualification recognises that students beginning a career gain skills, knowledge and experiences that are transferable across the entire primary sector. Therefore, students who are awarded this qualification can advance into tertiary study and workplace training across the primary sector.

This qualification leads onto a variety of primary sector qualifications which provide educational and career options for specialisation within the primary sector:
. National Certificate in Agriculture (Introductory Skills) [Ref: 1433]
. National Certificate in Dairy Manufacturing (Process Skills) (Level 2) [Ref: 1042]
. National Certificate in Equine (Introductory Stable Skills) (Level 2) [Ref: 0215]
. National Certificate in Forest Foundation Skills (Level 2) with strands in Establishment, Pruning, Chainsaw Operations, Breaking Out, and Landing Operations [Ref: 1410]
. National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2) [Ref: 1013]
. National Certificate in Meat Processing (Introductory) with an optional strand in Workplace Safety and Health [Ref: 0932]
. National Certificate in Seafood Processing (Level 2) [Ref: 0563]
. National Certificate in Sports Turf (Introduction to Turf Care) (Level 3) [Ref: 0700].
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 4 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Primary Industry Training Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1667
Status Expiring
Created June 2011
Last Reviewed December 2015
Last Date For Entry December 2017
Expires December 2019
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