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welcome to the NZ Apples and Pears online assessment service on Learning
This service provides
access to online assessments for member organisation training managers and
employees for the following assessment sets.
This assessment set is designed to assist development of orchard
staff competency and knowledge for best practice orchard management. The
tests within will test competency in different aspects of Integrated
Fruit Production including Trap surveying; Pest monitoring and control;
Disease monitoring and control. Successful completion of some
assessments will likely fulfil the requirements for demonstrating
competency for Official Assurance Programs (OAP): Codling Moth OAP and
Apples to Australia OAP.
Orchard QC courses: Codling Moth; Harvest Survey; Pest Monitoring and Control
Available: August - June
This assessment set is designed to prepare packhouse staff for pest
identification at different skill levels. MPI refers to the different
levels as ‘the levels of your assessed ability’. The programme consists
of tests for different levels of skills: A basic pest identification
skill level, testing for identification of pest
groups; Advanced pest identification levels, testing for pest species
New in 2022/23: The ability to complete the Fruit Inspector: Coolstore Rot assessment as a standalone assessment.
Available: December - October
Sanitary and Phytosanitary programme
This programme is designed for packhouse staff that undertake phytosanitary activities on behalf of MPI. This programme needs to be completed in full every five years, with the refresher programme done annually.
Full Programme: Introduction to New Zealand Phytosanitary; Introduction to Phytosanitary; Sanitary and Phytosanitary for Apples and Pears; Pest and Disease Identification; Go Hort Food Safety; Food Safety for Apples and Pears; Annual Update.
Refresher: Introduction to New Zealand Phytosanitary; Fruit Inspector; Orchard QC: Codling Moth; Orchard QC: Harvest Survey; Annual Update.
Available: December - February
How to access assessments:
Employees: To sign in and complete an assessment you must be invited to enrol by your Orchard/Packhouse Training Manager. If you have not received an invitation email, check your spam/junk folder before contacting your manager.
Once you have completed an assessment, you will automatically be able to re-certify the following season using the same login details unless your manager chooses to make changes to your training and assessment plan.
Orchard/Packhouse Training Managers: Registered managers can complete assessments and invite other staff to complete them for the first time.
Staff will be automatically reminded to re-certify each season. Prior to each season commencing, managers will be able to change their employee training and assessment plans.
Complete this form to register as a new training manager for your organisation.