Qualification details

AHC20310 - Certificate II in Production Horticulture (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) Replaced22/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RTE20603 - Certificate II in Production Horticulture 09/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
AHCBIO202A - Follow site quarantine proceduresFollow site quarantine procedures Elective
AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervision Elective
AHCINF203A - Maintain properties and structuresMaintain properties and structures Elective
AHCIRG204A - Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipesLay irrigation and/or drainage pipes Elective
AHCIRG207A - Carry out irrigation site preparation tasksCarry out irrigation site preparation tasks Elective
AHCIRG208A - Assist with the installation and maintenance of pumps and flow control devices for irrigationAssist with the installation and maintenance of pumps and flow control devices for irrigation Elective
AHCIRG209A - Carry out installation tasks for low volume irrigationCarry out installation tasks for low volume irrigation Elective
AHCIRG210A - Carry out installation tasks for sprinkler irrigationCarry out installation tasks for sprinkler irrigation Elective
AHCIRG211A - Assist with low volume irrigation operationsAssist with low volume irrigation operations Elective
AHCIRG212A - Assist with sprinkler irrigation operationsAssist with sprinkler irrigation operations Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-11 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-11 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 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

Added 24 elective units to cover grape growing (viticulture)

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

AHC10v3

Elective bank groupings modified to provide greater flexibility

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in production horticulture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC30610 Certificate III in Production Horticulture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Job roles 

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

  • Farm, vineyard or orchard hand
  • Farm, vineyard or orchard worker
  • Farm, vineyard or orchard labourer

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

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
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Teamwork

  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups

Problem-solving

  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning

Self-management

  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Undertaking learning as required for work

Technology

  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of two (2) core units and thirteen (13) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units packaged in 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 the production horticulture industry.

CORE UNIT 

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 UNITS GROUP A 

Biosecurity 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO202A

Follow site quarantine procedures

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM203A

Operate basic machinery and equipment

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT201A

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT203A

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT205A

Carry out post-harvest operations

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL201A

Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Food 

Unit code 

Unit title 

FDFOP2012A

Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food

FDFOP2016A

Work in a food handling area for non-food handlers

Infrastructure 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCINF203A

Maintain properties and structures

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG204A

Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

AHCIRG207A

Carry out irrigation site preparation tasks

AHCIRG208A

Assist with the installation and maintenance of pumps and flow-control devices for irrigation

AHCIRG209A

Carry out installation tasks for low volume irrigation

AHCIRG210A

Carry out installation tasks for sprinkler irrigation

AHCIRG211A

Assist with low volume irrigation operations

AHCIRG212A

Assist with sprinkler irrigation operations

AHCIRG213A

Assist with surface irrigation operations

FDFWGG2013A

Deliver injection requirements

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM201A

Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

AHCMOM204A

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205A

Operate vehicles

AHCMOM212A

Operate quad bikes

FPICOT2234B

Operate 4x4 vehicle

FDFWGG2015A

Support mechanical harvesting operations

FDFWGG2018A

Operate vineyard equipment

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLID2022A

Conduct weighbridge operations

Nursery 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCNSY202A

Tend nursery plants

AHCNSY203A

Undertake propagation activities

FDFWGG2001A

Bench graft vines

FDFWGG2002A

Carry out potting operations

FDFWGG2005A

Maintain callusing environment

FDFWGG2006A

Obtain and process rootlings

FDFWGG2020A

Carry out hot water treatment

FDFWGG2021A

Operate nursery cold storage facilities

FDFWGG2022A

Take and process vine cuttings

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT202A

Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT204A

Undertake field budding and grafting

AHCPHT206A

Handle and move mushroom boxes

AHCPHT207A

Perform mushroom substrate process tasks

AHCPHT208A

Water mushroom crops

AHCPHT209A

Produce trellis dried grapes

FDFWGG2003A

Hand prune vines

FDFWGG2008A

Train vines

FDFWGG2009A

Operate specialised canopy management equipment

FDFWGG2010A

Field graft vines

FDFWGG2016A

Install and maintain vine trellis

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK201A

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK206A

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK207A

Collect and record production data

AHCWRK208A

Provide information on products and services

TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

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