Rural Contracting Essentials Micro-credential

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Rural Contracting Essentials Micro-credential

Rural Contracting Essentials Micro-credential

Rural Contracting Essentials Micro-credential

The aim of the micro-credential is for students to gain essential well-being, health and safety habits, and industry best practices, for working successfully in the rural contracting industry.

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Key Details
Telford
Qualification:
Short Course
Level:
3
Credits:
20
Duration:

Six weeks full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

$500 for Domestic Students

Gain essential well-being, health and safety habits, and industry best practices, for working successfully in the rural contracting industry.

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

  • Apply health, safety, personal well-being and environmental principles when undertaking rural contracting activities
  • Operate rural contracting vehicles and equipment in an appropriate manner to meet operator maintenance and compliance requirements
  • Work as part of a team to complete projects to meet clients’ needs

RCE301 Rural Contracting Essentials

Rural contracting industry risks, hazards, and impact of weather conditions (e.g. safe work around tractors, PTO, attachments; weather conditions, terrain)
» Mitigation measures for specific risks, hazards, weather conditions, terrain and environmental considerations
» Manage own well-being to be fit for work in the rural contracting industry
» Soil and pasture use, and care of harvested crops (eg soil conditions, pasture care, care of harvested crops, seasonal work and differences nationally)
» Carry out pre and post-operational inspections and periodic maintenance, on rural contracting equipment
» Demonstrate procedures for operating a special-type vehicle and attachments safely and legally on farm, and on the road
» Apply rural contracting industry best practice to:
- Understand client requirements (including cost, waste and damage)
- Use tractors and implements safely in teamwork situations, for an applied project
  • Rural contracting industry risks, hazards, and impact of weather conditions (e.g. safe work around tractors, PTO, attachments; weather conditions, terrain)
  • Mitigation measures for specific risks, hazards, weather conditions, terrain and environmental considerations
  • Manage own well-being to be fit for work in the rural contracting industry
  • Soil and pasture use, and care of harvested crops (eg soil conditions, pasture care, care of harvested crops, seasonal work and differences nationally)
  • Carry out pre and post-operational inspections and periodic maintenance, on rural contracting equipment
  • Demonstrate procedures for operating a special-type vehicle and attachments safely and legally on farm, and on the road
  • Apply rural contracting industry best practice to:
    - Understand client requirements (including cost, waste and damage)
    - Use tractors and implements safely in teamwork situations, for an applied project

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years of age and hold a Class 1 or Restricted Driver Licence

Additional Criteria

Knowledge of the seasonal nature of rural contracting work and associated work patterns, and previous experience operating tractors in a rural environment, are an advantage.

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 Bachelors’ 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:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017 - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill.

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level, b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic) b) Level 4 (Academic)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Cert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

To satisfactorily complete the Rural Contracting Essentials micro-credential, and be awarded this qualification, the student must successfully achieve: 

  • A minimum of 20 credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the Rural Contracting Essentials micro-credential.
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the Rural Contracting Essentials micro-credential full-time over six weeks

(Please note: students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

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