WSP2
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L2 Wine Science and Practical

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

Students who are interested in the production of grapes and viticulture will benefit from this course. They will be expected to participate in a vintage. Health and Safety aspects from hearing to manual handling, as well as general rural factors, will be covered. 

Students will also look at how NZ plant growers manage their plants to improve the growth, timing, or quality of their products. 


         

   

Course Overview

Semester A
Students will begin by looking at Rural Health and Safety with a focus on wineries and vineyards. They will also look at the environmental impacts grape growing has on the air, soil, and water. Quadbike and tractor safety will also be covered.

Semester B
Students will look at NZ plant production and how growers can change physical factors to improve plant growth. They will then look at management practices carried out on vineyards to produce a quality grape. Students will be expected to prune vines, and participate in other management practices.
They will also gain certificates in Growsafe, Hearing and Manual Handling.

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning is required but an interest in Wine Production would be beneficial.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will require a 1B5 book.

Pathway

This is a full year course.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 31 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17592 v6
NZQA Info
Identify the causes of back injury and methods to prevent back injuries in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17594 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of hearing conservation in the workplace
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 19044 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 23540 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of hazards, hazard control, and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 24557 v4
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 27215 v3
NZQA Info
Prepare to apply and apply agrichemicals using hand held equipment
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91290 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of techniques used to modify physical factors of the environment for NZ plant production
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91292 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how management practices influence plant growth and development in NZ commercial production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91298 v2
NZQA Info
Agricultural and Horticultural Science 2.10 - Report on the environmental impact of the production of a locally produced primary product
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0