HORT508 – Manage Woodlots

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Module code
HORT508
Module title
Manage Woodlots
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge and skill in managing woodlots.
Programmes
  • SX1803
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
6
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
30
Self directed hours
30
Total learning hours
60
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Define the characteristics and functions of woodlots.
Identify suitable woodlots sites and plan for their use.
Implement woodlot development.
Content
oWoodlot characteristics
oCost benefit analysis
oGrowth and production cycles
oAnalysis of type, significance, condition, value
oTree selection for site; growth rates, maturity, soil modification, features, size
oSustainability
oLand management
oLegislative requirements
oPlanting methods, tree management procedures
oHarvest and post harvest procedures
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including; workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, on-line learning, work integration, and independent research for the creation of portfolios of evidence of learning.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment is achievement based. Students need to attempt all elements of the assessment and gain 50 in each element of the portfolio to gain and overall pass in this module.