SMS3
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L3 Sustainable Marine Science

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Anderson

A course aimed at continuing to develop an understanding of the biology of selected marine species with a focus on aquaculture and the factors which influence sustainable marine farming. 

Study species include salmon, paua, kōura and kina. Students will learn how to monitor seafood species populations and how living and non-living factors affect them. Students will develop an understanding of the interactions between different species in the marine ecosystem.

Skills that are useful across the Biological Sciences will be practiced including dissection of marine species, microscope use, measuring the size of populations of marine species. This course is particularly significant for students who would like a career in aquaculture, fisheries compliance, or the fishing industry.


Course Overview

Term 1
Kina biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.
Paua biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.

Term 2
Paua biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.
Marine ecology -the interactions between marine species and their ecosystem.

Term 3
Salmon biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.
Kōura biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.

Term 4
Kōura biology, life cycle, feeding, reproductive cycle, habitat and disease.

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in marine species, the outdoors and the marine ecosystem is recommended.

Pathway

You can continue your study in the Aquaculture industry with tertiary providers, including NMIT in Nelson.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 16674 v4
NZQA Info
Describe the principles of aquatic ecology and relate to aquaculture

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 10
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17253 v5
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the biology of abalone

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 19851 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the biology of fin fish

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20305 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the biology of the sea urchin

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 20306 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the biology of a species of aquatic Crustacea

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0