Agricultural Practices provides opportunities for students to explore, experience and learn knowledge and practical skills valued in agricultural workplaces and other settings. Through these learning experiences, students build their understanding of expectations for work in agricultural settings and develop an understanding of career pathways, jobs and other opportunities available for participating in and contributing to agricultural activities.
|Module 1: Plant production|
This module addresses plant selection, production and the different products produced. Students develop an understanding of the characteristics of a healthy plant along with the causes, prevention and treatment of ill health.
This module investigates fencing requirements for stock health and security in animal production. Student develop skills in applying work place health and safety procedures for working with fencing equipment and materials.
This module explores how husbandry techniques are required for animal production, including preparing and presenting livestock for showing.
Paddock to plate
This module investigates factors that affect animal growth and development, including market requirements and procedures for the quality assessment of products.
Animal identification and health
This module focuses on the identification of animal breeds for production and specific animals for husbandry; the characteristics of a healthy animal; and the causes, prevention and treatment of ill health. The module also addresses work place health and safety and procedures for working with animals in yards.
This module focuses on the processes carried out on the farm and/or at market.
This module focuses on plant industries and employment opportunities, while gaining a deeper understanding of propagation systems and relevant factors affecting plant growth.
Issues of reproduction
This module addresses the issues of reproductive systems and processes of different animals, with a focus on reproductive techniques and issues with these processes.
|Module 1: Investigation Students identify and investigate plant best suited to producing a specific.||Module 3: Project Plan and construct a section of fence line for a designated paddock. ||Module 5: Project Manage, prepare and show an animal over the course of the module. ||Module 7: Investigation Plan and conduct an investigation to effectively manage and grow an animal to meet market requirements. |
|Module 2: Extended response Respond to a question or statement.||Module 4: Collection of work Complete a series of tasks based on animal products.||Module 6: Collection of work Complete a series of tasks based on plant production. ||Module 8: Examination
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