Agricultural & Horticultural Science 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Davie


Open entry. 

Photo: Massey University visit

Level 3 achievement standards that provide an entry into New Zealand Agricultural and Horticultural Industries.

  • Tauranga Boys' College Kiwifruit block.
  • Brand new greenhouse with artificial heating and lighting.
  • All-day industry trips.
  • Massey University Visit staying in students Halls of Residence (two nights).
  • 2020 visits have included:
    • Mr Apple, Hastings.
    • AgResearch, Grasslands, Palmerston North.
    • Kiwifruit packhouse, Trevelyan's Pack & Cool.
    • Deer farm, Te Puke.
    • Kiwifruit Orchard, Tauranga.
    • Kaituna Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority, Kaituna.

Photo: Massey University visit.

Course topics covered include: 

  • Research investigation of product attributes.
  • Primary production profitability.
  • Market requirements of a primary product.
  • Environment and sustainable production.

Total of 19 credits made up of 2 externals (9 credits) and 2 internals (10 credits) with excellence endorsement.

University Entrance (UE) literacy and numeracy credits.

If you have further questions about the subject, please email Mr Davie.  [email protected]

Photo: Massey University visit

Course Overview

Term 1
Investigation of an exported horticultural crop and how key attributes are managed by the growers.

Term 2
Research and reporting on key attribute of a horticultural crop that are required by an export market.

Term 3
How export markets shaped the horticultural sector in New Zealand.

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Nursery Grower/Worker, Packhouse Worker, Quarantine Officer, Marketing Specialist, Farm Assistant, Data Analyst, Science Technician, Communications Professional, Dairy Farmer, Crop Worker, Crop Farmer/Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Environmental Scientist, Beekeeper, Arborist, Food Technologist, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Landscaper, Gardener, Farmer/Farm Manager, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Biosecurity Officer