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New Zealand Certificate in Fencing (Rural) (Level 3) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

To be confirmed

Duration:

1 year, Full-time

Location: Telford
Credits: 100

The New Zealand Certificate in Fencing will teach students how to construct, repair and maintain the range of fence types and stock yards that are found on farms.

Topics that will covered in this course is:

  • Fencing Health and Safety
  • Fencing Machinery, Equipment and Vehicles
  • Fencing Planning
  • Basic Fencing
  • Electric Fences
  • Conventional Fences
  • Post and Rail Fences

This programme consists of practical and theory assessments and work experience placements.

Graduates of the programme will be able to:

  • Maintain health and safety in a fencing workplace
  • Operate and maintain machinery and/or equipment for a fencing workplace
  • Use vehicles to access rural fence lines and transport fencing equipment safely
  • Construct electric and non-electric fences
  • Identify and perform routine repairs and maintenance on rural electric and non-electric fences.

Students will have 8 modules to complete and each module has different learning outcomes that will need to be achieved.

Fencing Health and Safety: (5 credits)

  • Apply the Health and Safety at Work Act to fencing work
  • Minimise health and safety risks when working in a fencing context

Fencing Machinery and Equipment: (15 credits)

  • Check and maintain chainsaws and powered fencing tools
  • Safely use chainsaws in a fencing context
  • Safely use powered fencing equipment
  • Check and maintain powered fencing equipment

Fencing Vehicles: (15 credits)

  • Appropriately load and transport fencing materials and equipment
  • Prepare to drive vehicles for fencing in rural locations
  • Safely drive vehicles for fencing in rural locations

Fence Planning: (3 credits)

  • Plan fence construction for the situation
  • Prepare fencing budgets

Basic Fencing: (15 credits)

  • Use tools and appropriate techniques to complete basic fencing tasks

Electric Fences: (13 credits)

  • Construct electric fences
  • Repair electric fences
  • Construct, install and repair flood gates in electric fences

Conventional Fences: (18 credits)

  • Construct conventional fences
  • Repair conventional fences

Post and Rail Fences: (16 credits)

  • Construct post and rail fences
  • Repair post and rail fences
  • Construct stock yard components
  • Construct, install, and repair flood gates in conventional fences.

To Be Confirmed

Graduates of this programme are likely to move into employment as a:

  • Rural Fencing Contractor
  • General Fencer

 

Students must be:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Hold a learners’, restricted or full driver’s licence
  • Students are selected on their expressed interest in fencing, a willingness to meet the attendance and academic requirements of the programme, having literacy and numeracy skills that are sufficient to complete the programme, and commitment to complete the fencing placement component
Students are selected on their expressed interest in fencing, a willingness to meet the attendance and academic requirements of the programme including the work placement component. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Certificate at Level 3

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

Pathways Graduates of this programme may wish to study other Level 3 Agriculture programmes such as Farming Systems, then progress on to higher level study at Level 4 or 5. They can also move into Industry training (with the ITO) or into employment.

Pathways
Graduates of this programme may wish to study other
Level 3 Agriculture programmes such as Farming
Systems, then progress on to higher level study
at Level 4 or 5. They can also move into Industry
training (with the ITO) or into employment

 

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