Fencing for the Farm

    Course details

    • Code: AGRI.3100
    • Fee: $608*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Agriculture
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class80 (approximate total hours)
Work experience65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationTokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Waipa, 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 understand electric and non-electric fence components, locate faults, use fencing tools and apply safe fencing practices, and to understand and apply calculations for primary production situations.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. describe fence types and components, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing;
  2. identify construction materials and wire types;
  3. identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment;
  4. open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage;
  5. install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences;
  6. locate and identify faults in electric fencings, and replace electric fence components; and
  7. perform mathematical calculations for farming situations.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences 561 2 2
Perform calculations for primary production situations 19143 2 3
Open and draw out a coil of wire, tie knots, join wire, and prepare wire for transport and storage 24832 2 5
Identify and maintain fencing tools and equipment, and identify fencing construction materials and wire types 24833 2 3
Replace a broken post, and repair a broken wire in fences 24834 2 5
Identify the location of a fault in electric fences and replace electric fence components 24835 2 3
Describe non-electric fence types and components 24837 3 3

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