Level 2 Agribusiness (L2AGB)


The Year 12 Agribusiness Course is designed to provide students with a broad Agribusiness experience. It covers the Agri-innovation, Agri-science, Agri-management and finance, and Agri-marketing concepts that gives students the opportunity of pursuing a career in Agribusiness. There will also be an external Business standard available in the course.

This course aims to provide real life experiential learning using local agricultural businesses and experts.

What will I learn?

    • Preparation for career pathways and opportunities within the Agribusiness sector.

    • Knowledge of basic facts, principles and theories in Agribusiness.

    • Knowledge and understanding of Agribusiness concepts.

    • Develop scientific skills and attitudes.

    • An appreciation of the impact science and technology has on our everyday lives.

    • To develop a continuing interest in Agribusiness.

    • Reading, numeracy and comprehension skills.

What should I have done already?

Students must have gained NCEA Level One and should have an interest in the Primary Industries. Completing Level 1 Agriculture and/or Level 1 Economics and Business, is a major advantage.

Assessment outline


Assessment regulations

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards. You will only be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can be fixed with no further teaching or learning occurring (resubmission) that will bring your grade from a Not Achieved to Achieved. Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standards.

The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA Information.

Where does this course lead?

L3 Agribusiness or L3 Business & Enterprise.

The content of the course forms a solid foundation for careers in Agriculture, Horticulture, the Wine Industry and Business.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.