L3 Sustainable Horticulture
Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Neville
L3 Horticulture & Sustainability
This course can be focused around Sustainability or Horticulture (or a mixture of both) depending on student interest.
Sustainability offers three internal assessments with a total of 15 credits meaning that UE can be achieved in the sustainability learning area. The standards include: creating a strategy for sustainability, taking a personal action based on the strategy, and the evaluation of a marine reserve (a field trip is required for this standard, either to Goat Island or Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve). The first two standards can be in a context of the students choosing.
Horticulture offers two internal assessments, a research project, again in a context chosen by the student, and an extended investigation.
Prior Learning & Prerequisites
The Level 2 Action Internal is useful prior knowledge for a sustainability based course.
Some prior horticultural knowledge (L1 or L2 Horticulture standards) is recommended for the Horticultural course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 25 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject.
Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Beekeeper, Arborist, Farmer/Farm Manager, Biosecurity Officer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Landscaper, Groundsperson, Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Quarantine Officer, Orchard Farmer/Manager,
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.