Vehicles, Machinery & Fencing

    Course details

    • Code: AGRI.2009
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 2
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Agriculture
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class60 (approximate total hours)
Work experience65 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, February
LocationWaipa

Course Aim

Gain knowledge and skills to check and operate safely, tractors, all terrain vehicles (ATV) and motor cycles, in a farming environment and erect and dismantle temporary electric fences and erect permanent farm fences.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. complete a pre-use check on a tractor, ATV, and motorcycle;
  2. describe the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use;
  3. operate a tractor with an attached implement on flat ground;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of an ATV, ATVU and farm motorcycle;
  5. erect and dismantle a temporary electric fence;
  6. identify fencing hazards and different fencing tools and materials; and
  7. build a basic farm fence.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Check and drive a basic wheel tractor with an attached implement on flat terrain 24552 2 5
Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use 19044 2 3
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a motorcycle 24555 2 3
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a light utility vehicle (LUV) 24556 2 3
Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of an a quad bike 24557 2 3
Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences 561 2 2
Describe non-electric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing 24836 2 2
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