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					                                                   Agricultural Technology
                                                    Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                              1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                 • animal breeds/plant species specific to chosen             • identify the characteristics of animal breeds and plant        y
                 agricultural enterprises                                     varieties specific to chosen enterprises
                 • climatic factors affecting plant and animal production     • measure and assess climatic factors affecting plant and       y
                 including:                                                   animal production
Core A - 5.1.1




                  - humidit
                  - solar radiation
                  - wind patterns                                             • tabulate and graph climatic conditions in the local region    y
                  - temperature                                               relative to a chosen enterprise
                  - rainfall
                 • the impacts of a range of cultures including Aboriginal    • identify some impacts of a range of cultures including        y
                 cultures on Australian agricultural production               Aboriginal cultures on Australian agricultural production
                 • the interactions between plants, animals, soils, climate   • identify and discuss interactions within and between          y
Core A - 5.1.2




                 and micro-organisms                                          agricultural enterprises on the school farm
                                                                              • use drawings, diagrams and flow charts to show                y
                                                                              relationships between plants, animals, soils, climate and
                                                                              micro-organisms for specific enterprises studied
                 • the role of agriculture within the Australian economy      • investigate the significance of agricultural industries and   y
                                                                              products produced in the local region and their intended
Core A - 5.2.1




                 • relevant export and domestic markets                       markets                                                         y
                 • the range of training and employment opportunities in      • investigate the effect of agricultural enterprises on         y
                 agriculture                                                  employment patterns

                 • the impact of global factors on Australian agriculture                                                                     y
                 • the basic requirements of agricultural plants and animals • grow and monitor plants and animals                            y
Core A - 5.3.1




                 • intensive and extensive production systems for a plant or • apply production systems to a plant or animal product          y
                 an animal product




       Core Content                                                                                                                                             Page 1 of 44
                                                    Agricultural Technology
                                                     Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 Students learn about:                                     Students learn to:                                         1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                 • market specifications and the market standards required • assess product specifications                             y
Core A - 5.3.2




                 in marketing a chosen agricultural product
                 • different markets available for a chosen agricultural   • investigate different types of markets available to      y
                 product                                                   enterprise production
                 • the role of transport, handling and packaging in        • select transport, handling and packaging methods for     y
                 marketing a chosen agricultural product                   marketing a chosen agricultural product
                 • plant structure and function                            • perform management operations for a plant enterprise     y

                                                                           • identify plants relevant to agricultural production      y

                                                                           • identify plant structure and relate this to production   y

                 • the management and control of significant pests and     • identify common plant pests and diseases                 y
Core A - 5.3.3




                 diseases

                                                                           • implement and evaluate strategies for the management     y
                                                                           and control of plant pests and diseases for a chosen
                                                                           agricultural enterprise

                 • the role of soil and water in determining plant         • examine soil texture, structure, pH and profiles         y
                 management strategies


                 • seasonal variation in crop/pasture production           • demonstrate and apply harvest techniques to plant        y
                                                                           production




       Core Content                                                                                                                                     Page 2 of 44
                                                   Agricultural Technology
                                                    Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 Students learn about:                                      Students learn to:                                             1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                 • breed selection                                          • identify breeds relevant to a specific enterprise             y
                 • digestive systems and reproductive systems of            • identify and outline the functions of animal digestive and   y
                 monogastric and ruminant animals                           reproductive systems
                 • the management and control of significant pests and      • identify common animal pests and diseases                    y
                 diseases
                                                                            • implement and evaluate control programs using                y
                                                                            strategies for pests and diseases
                 • climatic management in the production cycle              • monitor production levels throughout a production cycle      y

                 • the use of technology in the production cycle                                                                           y
Core A - 5.3.4




                 • the calendar of operations in a production cycle                                                                        y

                 • the interaction between plant and animal production                                                                     y
                 systems

                 • the benefits of a calendar of operations indicating                                                                     y
                 management practices and when they will occur
                 throughout the year
                 • management techniques used to modify climate for their                                                                  y
                 specific enterprise


                 • breeding technologies including:                         • perform simple animal husbandry operations                   y
                  - artificial insemination
                  - embryo transfer
                 • the impact of European and Aboriginal practices on the   • compare agricultural systems of today with Aboriginal        y
                 development of Australian agriculture                      land management practices
Core A - 5.4.1




       Core Content                                                                                                                                          Page 3 of 44
                                                      Agricultural Technology
                                                       Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                   Allocation of Content
                   Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                              1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  Core A - 5.4.1




                   • relationships between resource usage and sustainability    • discuss the effect of European and Aboriginal                  y
                   of agricultural practices                                    agricultural practices on agricultural production and
                                                                                sustainability
                   • the impact of agricultural practices on sustainability     • compare a range of sustainable and unsustainable              y
                                                                                agricultural practices
                   • the impact of community demands and attitudes on           • examine the impact of agriculture in the local region         y
                   sustainable agriculture
  Core A - 5.4.2




                   • social issues and ethics involved with the production of   • discuss a number of social and ethical issues that would      y
                   chosen agricultural enterprises                              be confronted in chosen agricultural enterprises

                   • profitability as a measure of management success           • assess the profitability of a local agricultural enterprise   y
                   • new technology and its influence on management                                                                             y
                   strategies
                   • animal welfare codes of practice applicable to a chosen    • apply correct livestock handling methods                      y
Core A -




                   agricultural enterprise
 5.4.3




                                                                                • evaluate animal housing conditions in accordance with         y
                                                                                identified codes of practice
                   • planning and conducting first-hand investigations in       • investigate an agricultural problem and develop possible      y
                   agricultural situations                                      solutions
  Core A - 5.5.1




                                                                                • conduct a controlled experiment to investigate an             y
                                                                                enterprise-related problem

                                                                                • gather data using a range of technologies                     y
                                                                                • interpret results from graphs and tables of agricultural      y
                                                                                data

                   • technologies that assist in record-keeping and             • prepare and present information to justify a particular       y
  Core A - 5.5.2




                   monitoring of enterprise performance                         point of view




         Core Content                                                                                                                                             Page 4 of 44
                                                  Agricultural Technology
                                                   Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 • technologies that assist in record-keeping and
                 Students learn about:                                       Students learn to:                                                1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Core A - 5.5.2




                 monitoring of enterprise performance
                                                                             • make accurate observations and record relevant data              y
                                                                             relating to specific enterprises
                                                                             • utilise computer technologies in the analysis and               y
                                                                             presentation of agricultural data
                 • the safe handling and storage of agricultural chemicals   • interpret chemical labels                                       y
                 • the correct usage and maintenance of animal husbandry • calibrate relevant equipment                                        y
Core A - 5.6.1




                 equipment

                 • the correct usage and maintenance of agricultural         • use agricultural equipment, machinery and techniques            y
                 equipment                                                   correctly and safely

                 • the correct method of operating and maintaining                                                                             y
                 agricultural machinery

                 • plant and animal management practices                     • perform procedures in the management of plants and              y
Core A - 5.6.2




                                                                             animals

                                                                             • work cooperatively to perform management operations             y

                 • animal breeds and/or plant varieties developed for        • identify different animal breeds/plant varieties specifically   y
                 specific climatic conditions and/or markets                 developed for a particular climate or market
Core B - 5.1.1




                 • the impact of domestic and international markets on       • investigate the influences of Australia’s developing            y
                 agricultural production                                     multicultural society on changes in consumer preferences
                                                                             for an increasing variety of agricultural products
                                                                             • research and present information on breeds developed            y
                                                                             for specific climates and/or markets




       Core Content                                                                                                                                              Page 5 of 44
                                                     Agricultural Technology
                                                      Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                              1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                 • the impact and control of micro-organisms on plant         • investigate the effect of beneficial and harmful micro-        y
Core B - 5.1.2




                 and/or animal products in a chosen agricultural enterprise   organisms and invertebrates on plant and/or animal
                                                                              production


                 • the impact of changing demands and emerging farming        • identify opportunities provided by the agricultural sector    y
Core B - 5.2.1




                 practices on the community                                   as an employer in the community and as a user of products


                                                                              • collate and interpret information from secondary sources,     y
                                                                              including the Internet, on agricultural production and export
                                                                              trends in agricultural products
                 • resource use and the sustainability of intensive and       • compare alternative production systems for a plant and        y
Core B - 5.3.1




                 extensive enterprises                                        animal enterprise

                 • diversity in production systems                            • discuss advantages and disadvantages of different             y
                                                                              production systems

                 • how market requirements are determined                     • conduct a market survey for an agricultural product           y

                 • market appraisal                                           • assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies for a        y
Core B - 5.3.2




                                                                              designated product

                 • marketing techniques and strategies related to an          • use the Internet and other computer-based technologies        y
                 agricultural product                                         in the design and analysis of product promotional material

                                                                              • investigate the role of value adding in marketing             y
                                                                              agricultural products




       Core Content                                                                                                                                             Page 6 of 44
                                                   Agricultural Technology
                                                    Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                 Allocation of Content
                 Students learn about:                                         Students learn to:                                            1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                 • technologies related to the production cycle               • apply technology to a plant production enterprise             y
Core B - 5.3.3




                 • propagation techniques relevant to a plant enterprise      • perform different propagation techniques                     y
                 • the role of information and communication technologies     • use technologies to monitor production levels to assess      y
                 (databases and spreadsheets) relevant to the                 the effectiveness of plant management practices
                 management of plant enterprises                              • investigate timing and impact of relevant operations in a    y
                                                                              plant production cycle
                 • breeding techniques                                        • identify breeding programs and their impact on               y
                                                                              production
Core B - 5.3.4




                 • nutritional requirements of animals                        • design a feeding program for the production cycle of an      y
                                                                              animal
                 • the role of information and communication technologies     • investigate timing and impact of relevant operations in an   y
                 (databases and spreadsheets) relevant to the                 animal production cycle
                 management of animal enterprises                             • use technologies to monitor production levels to assess      y
                                                                              the effectiveness of animal management practices
                 • the application of current and emerging technologies to    • evaluate the impact of current technologies on               y
Core B - 5.4.1




                 agricultural enterprises                                     sustainability




                 • short-term and long-term effects of management               • compare short-term and long-term effects of agricultural   y
Core B - 5.4.2




                 practices on sustainability of chosen agricultural enterprises production systems on sustainability


                 • social and ethical issues associated with changing         • compare profitability using tools such as gross margins      y
                 agriculture




       Core Content                                                                                                                                            Page 7 of 44
                                                                                      Agricultural Technology
                                                                                       Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                                    Allocation of Content
                                                    Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                          1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                                                    • animal welfare codes and their effect on the               • implement and document practices in accordance with        y
     Core B - 5.5.2 Core B - 5.5.1 Core B - 5.4.3




                                                    management of intensive and extensive systems                animal welfare codes




                                                    • experimental design in agricultural situations             • draw conclusions from observations and analysis of data   y

                                                                                                                 • formulate a solution to an agricultural problem           y

                                                    • analysing trends, patterns and relationships in data and   • examine and analyse data from a range of sources          y
                                                    information

                                                                                                                 • communicate an understanding of trends, patterns and      y
                                                                                                                 relationships in data to a specified audience

                                                    • hazard identification and risk assessment when using       • identify hazards and apply control measures including     y
     Core B - 5.6.1




                                                    chemicals, tools and agricultural machinery                  the utilisation of personal protective equipment




                                                    • hazard identification and risk assessment when handling • conduct a risk assessment for a designated task              y
     Core B - 5.6.2




                                                    animals and performing plant husbandry techniques




                                                    • relationships between climatic patterns and associated     • identify pasture types                                    y
Additional Content -




                                                    pasture varieties
        5.1.1




                            Core Content                                                                                                                                                       Page 8 of 44
                                                                       Agricultural Technology
                                                                        Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                  Allocation of Content
                                  • relationships between climatic patterns and associated
Additional Content -




                                  pasture varieties
                                  Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                           1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                                                                                               • associate pasture growth patterns with local climate        y
        5.1.1




                                                                                               patterns

                                  • animal breeds and/or plant varieties imported for use in   • research, compare and contrast specific animal             y
                                  Australian agriculture                                       breeds/plant varieties in relation to their chosen country

                                  • the process involved in:                                   • apply processes involved in silage and haylage making      y
     Additional Content - 5.1.2




                                   - silage and haylage making
                                   - the process of cheese and yoghurt manufacture             • apply processes involved in cheese and yoghurt making      y
                                   - the process of ginger beer brewing
                                                                                               • apply processes involved in ginger beer brewing            y
                                  • composting and composting techniques                       • make one type of compost                                   y
                                  • beneficial effects of apiculture                           • examine the role of bees as an agricultural enterprise     y
                                  • production strategies employed in other countries related • research world production of an agricultural product and    y
     Additional Content - 5.2.1




                                  to a chosen agricultural product                            examine the domestic and export-marketing patterns for
                                                                                              the product


                                  • the impact of changes in production levels on domestic     • identify trends in demand and prices for different         y
                                  consumption and foreign export                               products produced from an agricultural commodity




                                  • the advantages and disadvantages of different              • investigate a metabolic disease related to a ruminant      y
     Additional Content - 5.3.1




                                  production systems                                           animal and report on its impact on the animal




                  Core Content                                                                                                                                                Page 9 of 44
                                                                                                  Agricultural Technology
                                                                                                   Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                                              Allocation of Content
Additional Content - 5.3.1




                                                              Students learn about:                                        Students learn to:                                           1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                                                              • a metabolic disease related to ruminant animals, eg bloat • discuss and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages        y
                                                                                                                          of different grazing systems including:
                                                                                                                           - rotational grazing
                                                                                                                           - strip grazing
                                                                                                                           - cell grazing
                                                              • various types of local pastures and weed varieties        •- zero grazing
                                                                                                                             identify different weed and/or pasture types               y
                                                                                                                           • differentiate between native and introduced pastures       y
                                                              • the logos/branding used in marketing agricultural          • investigate agricultural logos/branding and the criteria   y
Additional Content - 5.3.4 Additional Content - 5.3.3 5.3.2




                                                              products                                                     that they represent
                                                              • soil texture and structure                                 • assess soil texture and structure                          y
                                                              • the effect of soil conditioners, eg lime, gypsum and       • evaluate the effect of soil conditioners                   y
                                                              compost
                                                              • the role of fertilisers in a plant production enterprise   • evaluate the plant response and environmental impacts      y
                                                                                                                           of applying different fertilisers
                                                              • irrigation systems                                         • compare a range of irrigation systems                      y
                                                              • different methods of internal parasite control             • research, compare and evaluate two alternative             y
                                                                                                                           programs for the control of an internal parasite



                                                              • animal behaviours that influence animal management         • identify animal behaviour patterns such as pecking         y
                                                              decisions                                                    order, bullying, stress, maternalistic behaviour and
                                                                                                                           courtship




                               Core Content                                                                                                                                                              Page 10 of 44
                                                                Agricultural Technology
                                                                 Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                             Allocation of Content
                             Students learn about:                                      Students learn to:                                      1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                             • alternative methods of plant/animal production           • construct a no-dig garden
Additional Content - 5.4.1




                                                                                                                                                 y

                                                                                        • investigate hydroponics and agroforestry              y

                                                                                        • investigate aquaculture                               y

                             • different types of soil/land and river degradation       • identify the different forms of soil/land and river   y
Additional Content - 5.4.2




                             including:                                                 degradation including:
                              - gully erosion                                            - gully erosion
                              - rill erosion                                             - rill erosion
                              - sheet erosion                                            - sheet erosion
                              - salinity                                                 - salinity
                              - acidity                                                  - acidity
                             • environmental management strategies such as riverbank                                                            y
                             stabilisation schemes
                             • animal husbandry techniques used to minimise livestock   • evaluate techniques such as de-horning, de-beaking,   y
Additional Content - 5.4.3




                             injury                                                     castration, mulesing, tail docking




             Core Content                                                                                                                                        Page 11 of 44
                                                           Agricultural Technology
                                                            Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                       Allocation of Content
                       Students learn about:                                            Students learn to:                                              1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
                       • planning and conducting first-hand investigations in           • assess the validity and reliability of data gathered from a    y
Additional Content -




                       agricultural situations                                          first-hand investigation or information gathered from
                                                                                        secondary sources
        5.5.1




                       • the variation that exists in prices in agricultural products   • use appropriate information and communication                 y
Additional Content -




                       due to seasonal variations                                       technologies to analyse prices of plant and animal
                                                                                        products over a set period
        5.5.2




                       • specialist agricultural chemicals used on the school farm • construct an inventory of agricultural chemicals used on           y
Additional Content -




                                                                                   the school farm

                                                                                        • compare labels and material safety data sheets                y
        5.6.1




                                                                                        • evaluate safety steps when using chemicals, tools and         y
                                                                                        agricultural machinery

                       • alternative methods of pest control                            • investigate non-chemical alternatives to plant and animal     y
     5.6.2




                                                                                        pest control




          Core Content                                                                                                                                                   Page 12 of 44
                                                                        Agricultural Technology
                                                                         Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                  Session 1
                                  CLASS                  Type class name here                                                          TEACHER                  Type teacher name here
                                  TIME FRAME             Type the time frame here                                                      ROOM                     Type your room here
                                  Students Learn About                                          Students Learn To                                               NOTES
                                  • animal breeds/plant species specific to chosen              • identify the characteristics of animal breeds and plant
                                  agricultural enterprises                                      varieties specific to chosen enterprises
                                  • climatic factors affecting plant and animal production      • measure and assess climatic factors affecting plant and
                                  including:                                                    animal production
                                   - humidit                                                    • tabulate and graph climatic conditions in the local region
                                   - solar radiation                                            relative to a chosen enterprise
                                   - wind patterns                                              • identify some impacts of a range of cultures including
                                   - temperature                                                Aboriginal cultures on Australian agricultural production
                                   - rainfall                                                   • identify and discuss interactions within and between
                                  • the impacts of a range of cultures including Aboriginal     agricultural enterprises on the school farm
                                  cultures on Australian agricultural production                • use drawings, diagrams and flow charts to show
Core A - OUTCOMES 5.1.1 - 5.3.4




                                  • the interactions between plants, animals, soils, climate    relationships between plants, animals, soils, climate and
                                  and micro-organisms                                           micro-organisms for specific enterprises studied
                                  • the role of agriculture within the Australian economy       • investigate the significance of agricultural industries and
                                  • relevant export and domestic markets                        products produced in the local region and their intended
                                  • the range of training and employment opportunities in       markets
                                  agriculture                                                   • investigate the effect of agricultural enterprises on
                                  • the impact of global factors on Australian agriculture      employment patterns
                                  • the basic requirements of agricultural plants and animals   • grow and monitor plants and animals
                                  • intensive and extensive production systems for a plant      • apply production systems to a plant or animal product
                                  or an animal product                                          • assess product specifications
                                  • market specifications and the market standards              • investigate different types of markets available to
                                  required in marketing a chosen agricultural product           enterprise production
                                  • different markets available for a chosen agricultural       • select transport, handling and packaging methods for
                                  product                                                       marketing a chosen agricultural product
                                  • the role of transport, handling and packaging in            • perform management operations for a plant enterprise
                                  marketing a chosen agricultural product                       • identify plants relevant to agricultural production
                                  • plant structure and function                                • identify plant structure and relate this to production
                                  • the management and control of significant pests and         • identify common plant pests and diseases
                                  diseases                                                      • implement and evaluate strategies for the management
                                  • the role of soil and water in determining plant             and control of plant pests and diseases for a chosen
                                  management strategies                                         agricultural enterprise
                                  • seasonal variation in crop/pasture production               • examine soil texture, structure, pH and profiles




                Session 1                                                                                                                                                                Page 13 of 44
                                                                       Agricultural Technology
                                                                        Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                  Session 1
                                  Students Learn About                                         Students Learn To                                               NOTES
                                  • the impact of European and Aboriginal practices on the     • compare agricultural systems of today with Aboriginal
                                  development of Australian agriculture                        land management practices
                                  • relationships between resource usage and sustainability    • discuss the effect of European and Aboriginal
                                  of agricultural practices                                    agricultural practices on agricultural production and
                                  • the impact of agricultural practices on sustainability     sustainability
                                  • the impact of community demands and attitudes on           • compare a range of sustainable and unsustainable
                                  sustainable agriculture                                      agricultural practices
                                  • social issues and ethics involved with the production of   • examine the impact of agriculture in the local region
                                  chosen agricultural enterprises                              • discuss a number of social and ethical issues that would
                                  • profitability as a measure of management success           be confronted in chosen agricultural enterprises
                                  • new technology and its influence on management             • assess the profitability of a local agricultural enterprise
                                  strategies                                                   • apply correct livestock handling methods
                                  • animal welfare codes of practice applicable to a chosen    • evaluate animal housing conditions in accordance with
Core A - OUTCOMES 5.4.1 - 5.6.2




                                  agricultural enterprise                                      identified codes of practice
                                  • planning and conducting first-hand investigations in       • investigate an agricultural problem and develop possible
                                  agricultural situations                                      solutions
                                  • technologies that assist in record-keeping and             • conduct a controlled experiment to investigate an
                                  monitoring of enterprise performance                         enterprise-related problem
                                  • the safe handling and storage of agricultural chemicals    • gather data using a range of technologies
                                  • the correct usage and maintenance of animal                • interpret results from graphs and tables of agricultural
                                  husbandry equipment                                          data
                                  • the correct usage and maintenance of agricultural          • prepare and present information to justify a particular
                                  equipment                                                    point of view
                                  • the correct method of operating and maintaining            • make accurate observations and record relevant data
                                  agricultural machinery                                       relating to specific enterprises
                                  • plant and animal management practices                      • utilise computer technologies in the analysis and
                                                                                               presentation of agricultural data
                                                                                               • interpret chemical labels
                                                                                               • calibrate relevant equipment
                                                                                               • use agricultural equipment, machinery and techniques
                                                                                               correctly and safely
                                                                                               • perform procedures in the management of plants and
                                                                                               animals
                                                                                               • work cooperatively to perform management operations


                                  Students Learn About                                         Students Learn To                                               NOTES




                Session 1                                                                                                                                              Page 14 of 44
                                                                        Agricultural Technology
                                                                         Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                  Session 1
                                  • animal breeds and/or plant varieties developed for         • identify different animal breeds/plant varieties
                                  specific climatic conditions and/or markets                  specifically developed for a particular climate or market
                                  • the impact of domestic and international markets on        • investigate the influences of Australia’s developing
                                  agricultural production                                      multicultural society on changes in consumer preferences
                                  • the impact and control of micro-organisms on plant         for an increasing variety of agricultural products
                                  and/or animal products in a chosen agricultural enterprise   • research and present information on breeds developed
                                  • the impact of changing demands and emerging farming        for specific climates and/or markets
                                  practices on the community                                   • investigate the effect of beneficial and harmful micro-
                                  • resource use and the sustainability of intensive and       organisms and invertebrates on plant and/or animal
                                  extensive enterprises                                        production
                                  • diversity in production systems                            • identify opportunities provided by the agricultural sector
                                  • how market requirements are determined                     as an employer in the community and as a user of
                                  • market appraisal                                           products
Core B - OUTCOMES 5.1.1 - 5.4.3




                                  • marketing techniques and strategies related to an          • collate and interpret information from secondary
                                  agricultural product                                         sources, including the Internet, on agricultural production
                                  • technologies related to the production cycle               and export trends in agricultural products
                                  • propagation techniques relevant to a plant enterprise      • compare alternative production systems for a plant and
                                  • the role of information and communication technologies     animal enterprise
                                  (databases and spreadsheets) relevant to the                 • discuss advantages and disadvantages of different
                                  management of plant enterprises                              production systems
                                  • breeding techniques                                        • conduct a market survey for an agricultural product
                                  • nutritional requirements of animals                        • assess the effectiveness of marketing strategies for a
                                  • the role of information and communication technologies     designated product
                                  (databases and spreadsheets) relevant to the                 • use the Internet and other computer-based technologies
                                  management of animal enterprises                             in the design and analysis of product promotional material
                                  • the application of current and emerging technologies to    • investigate the role of value adding in marketing
                                  agricultural enterprises                                     agricultural products
                                  • short-term and long-term effects of management             • apply technology to a plant production enterprise
                                  practices on sustainability of chosen agricultural           • perform different propagation techniques
                                  enterprises                                                  • use technologies to monitor production levels to assess
                                  • social and ethical issues associated with changing         the effectiveness of plant management practices
                                  agriculture                                                  • investigate timing and impact of relevant operations in a
                                  • animal welfare codes and their effect on the               plant production cycle
                                  management of intensive and extensive systems                • identify breeding programs and their impact on
                                                                                               production
                                                                                               • design a feeding program for the production cycle of an
                                  Students Learn About                                         Students Learn To                                              NOTES




                Session 1                                                                                                                                             Page 15 of 44
                                                                                                     Agricultural Technology
                                                                                                      Years 7-10 SYLLABUS
                                                               Session 1
                                                               • experimental design in agricultural situations             • draw conclusions from observations and analysis of
                                                               • analysing trends, patterns and relationships in data and   data
                                                               information                                                  • formulate a solution to an agricultural problem
                                                               • hazard identification and risk assessment when using       • examine and analyse data from a range of sources
                                                               chemicals, tools and agricultural machinery                  • communicate an understanding of trends, patterns and
                                                               • hazard identification and risk assessment when             relationships in data to a specified audience
                                                               handling animals and performing plant husbandry              • identify hazards and apply control measures including
Core B - OUTCOMES 5.5.1 - Additional Content - OUTCOME 5.6.2




                                                               techniques                                                   the utilisation of personal protective equipment
                                                               • relationships between climatic patterns and associated     • conduct a risk assessment for a designated task
                                                               pasture varieties                                            • identify pasture types
                                                               • animal breeds and/or plant varieties imported for use in   • associate pasture growth patterns with local climate
                                                               Australian agriculture                                       patterns
                                                               • the process involved in:                                   • research, compare and contrast specific animal
                                                                - silage and haylage making                                 breeds/plant varieties in relation to their chosen country
                                                                - the process of cheese and yoghurt manufacture             • apply processes involved in silage and haylage making
                                                                - the process of ginger beer brewing                        • apply processes involved in cheese and yoghurt making
                                                               • composting and composting techniques                       • apply processes involved in ginger beer brewing
                                                               • beneficial effects of apiculture                           • make one type of compost
                                                               • production strategies employed in other countries          • examine the role of bees as an agricultural enterprise
                                                               related to a chosen agricultural product                     • research world production of an agricultural product and
                                                               • the impact of changes in production levels on domestic     examine the domestic and export-marketing patterns for
                                                               consumption and foreign export                               the product
                                                               • the advantages and disadvantages of different              • identify trends in demand and prices for different
                                                               production systems                                           products produced from an agricultural commodity
                                                               • a metabolic disease related to ruminant animals, eg        • investigate a metabolic disease related to a ruminant
                                                               bloat                                                        animal and report on its impact on the animal
                                                               • various types of local pastures and weed varieties         • discuss and evaluate the advantages and
                                                               • the logos/branding used in marketing agricultural          disadvantages of different grazing systems including:
                                                               products                                                      - rotational grazing
                                                               • soil texture and structure                                  - strip grazing
                                                               • the effect of soil conditioners, eg lime, gypsum and        - cell grazing
                                                               compost                                                       - zero grazing
                                                               • the role of fertilisers in a plant production enterprise   • identify different weed and/or pasture types
                                                               • irrigation systems                                         • differentiate between native and introduced pastures
                                                               • different methods of internal parasite control             • investigate agricultural logos/branding and the criteria
                                                               • animal behaviours that influence animal management         that they represent




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