STAR and Gateway

STAR programmes are available in agriculture and are a popular choice with schools where a group of students are taken out of the school each week for either a half or full day. This is an external programme where 100% of the course content is out of the school’s grounds. There are some schools that have opted to have a classroom available and also allows some of the practical courses on the school grounds e.g. motorbikes. This creates a lot of interest right through the school.

Land Based Training requires a minimum number of students per course of 10. This is to cover the minimum costs associated with successfully operating any of the courses that require a specialist Tutor as well as Administration that includes course preparation, site and location as well as the Unit Standard technicalities.

Gateway has been designed to help schools meet the learning needs of all their students. Gateway assists schools to make learning relevant, and to broaden students’ options by offering workplace learning.

It also enables schools to help their students by strengthening the range of career pathways into adult life and independence.

Students pursue individual learning programmes which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community.  The learning is hands-on and practical.

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Schools Short Courses

Duration:

2 Days

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
24836 Describe nonelectric fences, fence support materials, and safe practices in fencing 2 2
561 Install, dismantle, and store temporary electric fences 2 2

Duration and Entry:

3 Days – must be 16 years of age

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
19044 Describe the legal requirements and occupational hazards associated with tractor use 2 3
27608 Check and drive a basic wheel tractor on flat terrain under close supervision 1 3

Duration and Entry Requirements:

3 Days – must be 16 years of age

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
24557 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe operation of a quad bike 2 3
27602 Ride a quad bike on flat terrain under close supervision 1 3

Duration and Entry Requirements:

3 Days – must be 16 years of age

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
6917 Operate a chainsaw 2 8

Duration:

1 and a half Days

Course Objective:

Students will learn the basic practices that result in safe food handling. They will be shown how to maintain effective personal hygiene when working with food as per their establishment requirements. How to prevent cross contamination in a food business; and measure, record, and act on temperature of high risk food, that are in the danger zone. They will be able to prepare, serve, and store food hygienically and safely.

Required Numbers:

Minimum 10 students

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
167 Practise food safety methods in a food business under supervision 4 2

Duration:

2 Days

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
19137 Describe the opportunities, advantages, and disadvantages of primary industry employment 1 2
19145 Describe hydration, nutrition, and sleep in relation to physical well-being of primary industry workers 2 4

Duration:

2 Days

Unit Standards Gained: (Complete either 24623 OR 24641 not both)

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
24623 Demonstrate knowledge of breeds and classes of cattle, and identification and records for cattle 2 2
24641 Demonstrate knowledge of features, attributes, identification, and records for sheep 2 2
19116 Demonstrate knowledge of livestock behaviour and welfare in a primary industry operation 2 3

Pre-Entry:

Minimum 16 years of age

Course Objective:

Students credited with this unit standard can describe the legal responsibilities of a driver, and legal requirements for driving on the road in relation to other road users. This course consists of 1 ½ days of classroom theory training.

Required Numbers:

Minimum 8 Students

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
3462 Demonstrate knowledge of traffic law for the purpose of safe driving 2 3
  • Each student will receive a set of L Plates
  • Please note: Students will need to book & pay the New Zealand Transport Agency Licence fee

Duration:

1 Day Practical

Course Objective:

All students before they enter the workplace under Gateway require Unit Standard 497.  Land Based Training can offer students this course as a one day intensive course delivered on site at your school.

Required Numbers:

10-15 Students

Unit Standards Gained:

Unit Standards Descriptors Level Credits
497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements 1 3

SCHOOLS AND GATEWAY ENQUIRY FORM

I got my level 3 Dairy Farming through Land Based Training. It was so cool. I met nice people and the tutor is awesome. I class them all as the naki whanau

Pip Davis

Yeah the best course around to be honest. Learnt so much!

Brandon Te Kahu

I’m a level 2 Horticulture student and the tutors are so awesome and supportive. The other students are cool, we are a fun bunch. I have learnt so much in a short amount of time.

Kelly Wheatley

Awesome course, learning heaps & loving it! Free knowledge, a priceless gift I will always be grateful for.

Meredith Everett