Level 3 Agribusiness (L3AGB)


This course is designed to provide students with a broad Agribusiness experience. It covers innovation, science, management, finance and marketing concepts that provide students with the opportunity of pursuing a career in Agribusiness. This course also incorporates applied real life learning using our local environment.

What will I learn?

    • To prepare you for career pathways and opportunities within the Agribusiness sector.

    • To develop a knowledge of basic facts, principles and theories in Agribusiness.

    • To help improve your knowledge and understanding of Agribusiness concepts.

    • To provide opportunities to develop scientific skills and attitudes.

    • To develop an appreciation of the impact science and technology has on our everyday lives.

    • To develop a continuing interest in Agribusiness.

    • To develop your reading, numeracy and comprehension skills.

What should I have done already?

Students must have gained NCEA Level Two and have gained UE literacy, as students must be able to explain ideas in writing and support those ideas with evidence. Students should have an interest in Agribusiness and a primary industries career pathway.

Assessment outline

This course contributes to NCEA Level Three and is a University Approved subject. However, if this course is taken in conjunction with L3 Business & Enterprise then both subjects are considered as only ONE University Entrance subject, as the standards are all from the Business domain. Both subjects would however count towards NCEA Level Three.

Approval is needed from the HOLA of Social Sciences in order for both subjects to be taken together.


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?

This course is a good foundation for any career in Farming, Horticulture, Viticulture, Business and in moving onto a course at university that focus on Business and Agriculture.

Indicative costs

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