Qualification details

AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced15/Oct/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced20/Oct/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RTE20103 - Certificate II in Agriculture 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
AHCAIS201A - Assist with artificial insemination proceduresAssist with artificial insemination procedures Elective
AHCBAC201A - Assist agricultural crop establishmentAssist agricultural crop establishment Elective
AHCBAC202A - Assist agricultural crop maintenanceAssist agricultural crop maintenance Elective
AHCBAC203A - Assist agricultural crop harvestingAssist agricultural crop harvesting Elective
AHCBAC204A - Prepare grain storagesPrepare grain storages Elective
AHCBAC205A - Operate cane haulage vehicleOperate cane haulage vehicle Elective
AHCBEK201A - Support beekeeping workSupport beekeeping work Elective
AHCBEK202A - Use a bee smokerUse a bee smoker Elective
AHCBEK203A - Open and reassemble a beehiveOpen and reassemble a beehive Elective
AHCBEK204A - Construct and repair beehivesConstruct and repair beehives Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841611 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841611 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Worker 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

4

AHC10v5

Replaced imported elective unit TLID2010A Operate a forklift with TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck in response to changes in national licencing regulations

Equivalent imported units updated

3

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported units updated

2

AHC10v2.1

Elective bank groupings modified to provide greater flexibility

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Completion of the Cotton Industry Skill Set will provide credit in this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production), Certificate III in Pork Production, Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant Farm or Station hand
  • Assistant Farm or Station worker
  • Assistant Farm or Station labourer

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Listening and understanding
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Establishing/using networks

Teamwork

  • Working as an individual and a team member

Problem-solving

  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams
  • Applying a range of strategies in problem solving
  • Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies

Self-management

  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Learning in order to accommodate change

Technology

  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of two (2) core units and fifteen (15) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.

CORE UNITS 

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK209A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE GROUP A 

Biosecurity 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO201A

Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures

Broadacre cropping 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBAC201A

Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC202A

Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC203A

Assist agricultural crop harvesting

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

First aid 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTFA201A

Provide basic emergency life support

Infrastructure 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCINF201A

Carry out basic electric fencing operations

AHCINF202A

Install, maintain and repair fencing

AHCINF203A

Maintain properties and structures

AHCINF204A

Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG201A

Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation

AHCIRG204A

Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

Livestock 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSK202A

Care for health and welfare of livestock

AHCLSK203A

Carry out birthing duties

AHCLSK204A

Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK205A

Handle livestock using basic techniques

AHCLSK206A

Identify and mark livestock

AHCLSK207A

Load and unload livestock

AHCLSK208A

Monitor livestock to parturition

AHCLSK209A

Monitor water supplies

AHCLSK210A

Muster and move livestock

AHCLSK211A

Provide feed for livestock

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM201A

Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

AHCMOM203A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204A

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

AHCMOM212A

Operate quad bikes

FPICOT2234B

Operate 4x4 vehicle

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Tools and equipment 

Unit code 

Unit title 

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK201A

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK204A

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205A

Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK206A

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK207A

Collect and record production data

TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

ELECTIVE GROUP B 

Artificial insemination 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAIS201A

Assist with artificial insemination procedures

Beekeeping 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBEK201A

Support beekeeping work

AHCBEK202A

Use a bee smoker

AHCBEK203A

Open and reassemble a beehive

AHCBEK204A

Construct and repair beehives

Broadacre cropping 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBAC204A

Prepare grain storages

AHCBAC205A

Operate cane haulage vehicle

Dairy 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDRY201A

Milk livestock

Drainage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDRG201A

Maintain drainage systems

Horse breeding 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHBR201A

Monitor horse health and welfare

AHCHBR202A

Handle young horses

AHCHBR203A

Provide daily care for horses

AHCHBR204A

Assist with mating procedures and parturition of horses

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG202A

Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

AHCIRG205A

Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG206A

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Livestock 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSK201A

Assist with feeding in a production system

AHCLSK212A

Ride horses to carry out stock work

AHCLSK213A

Clean out production sheds

AHCLSK214A

Maintain production growing environments

AHCLSK215A

Carry out alpaca handling and husbandry operations

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM206A

Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207A

Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM208A

Conduct excavator operations

AHCMOM209A

Conduct dozer operations

AHCMOM210A

Conduct scraper operations

TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLID2202A

Conduct weighbridge operations

Pork production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPRK201A

Care for health and welfare of pigs

AHCPRK202A

Care for weaner and grower pigs

AHCPRK203A

Move and handle pigs

Poultry 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPLY201A

Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

AHCPLY202A

Maintain health and welfare of poultry

AHCPLY203A

Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

AHCPLY204A

Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT201A

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT202A

Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT203A

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT205A

Carry out postharvest operations

Shearing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSHG201A

Crutch sheep

AHCSHG202A

Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching

AHCSHG203A

Shear sheep to novice level

AHCSHG204A

Shear sheep to improver level

AHCSHG205A

Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG206A

Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing

AHCSHG207A

Shear goats

AHCSHG208A

Shear alpacas

AHCSHG209A

Support alpaca shearing operations

Soil and water conservation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSAW201A

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL201A

Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

Vertebrate pests 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCVPT201A

Clear features that harbour pest animals

AHCVPT202A

Muster pest animals

AHCVPT203A

Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

Water

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWAT201A

Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost

Wool 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWOL201A

Pen sheep

AHCWOL202A

Perform board duties

AHCWOL203A

Carry out wool pressing

AHCWOL204A

Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece

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