HORT340 – Plant and Maintain Plants

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Module code
HORT340
Module title
Plant and Maintain Plants
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student’s knowledge and skills in planting and maintaining plants.
Programmes
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
33
Self directed hours
17
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Prepare for planting according to workplace procedures
Carry out planting according to workplace procedures
Check and maintain plantings and the planted area according to workplace procedures
Content
- Planting plan, planting objectives
- Planting tools, and item requirements
- Site clearance and soil cultivation, soil amendments
- Tool maintenance and storage, site clearance
- Plant condition prior to planting
- Planting to planting plan
- Maintenance for eight weeks; weed control, pruning and training, trimming, fertilising, watering, stakes and support structures, protective structures, ground cultivation and conditioning
- Maintenance
- Waste removal
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.