Livestock Health & Behaviour

    Course details

    • Code: AGRI.2100
    • Fee: $597*
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Agriculture
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Work experience70 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
LocationTokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Waipa, Rotorua Trades Academy, Whakatane Trades Academy, Turangi
Related programmes
New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to check and report on livestock situations, assist with the handling and grazing of livestock, and to understand livestock health and behaviour.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Check and report on livestock.
  2. Understand and assist with handling and treatment of cattle in yards.
  3. Assist with livestock grazing management and feeding.
  4. Move stock safely and effectively.
  5. Understand livestock health and behaviour.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Assist with handling livestock when moving and drafting, and when livestock are distressed 19106 2 4
Check and report on livestock 19112 2 4
Demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and animal welfare 19116 2 2
Assist with handling cattle in yards 26417 2 2
Feed livestock with supplementary feed as directed 24629 2 2
Assist with livestock grazing management, and feed livestock under direct supervision 24630 2 4

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017