Qualification details

AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 16/Aug/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced22/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC30610 Certificate III in Production Horticulture. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE31603 - Certificate III 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
AHCBIO301A - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response Elective
AHCBIO302A - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsIdentify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs Elective
AHCBIO303A - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premisesCarry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises Elective
AHCBIO304A - Carry out movement and security proceduresCarry out movement and security procedures Elective
AHCBIO305A - Monitor and review biosecurity measuresMonitor and review biosecurity measures Elective
AHCCHM301A - Conduct fumigation in enclosed spacesConduct fumigation in enclosed spaces Elective
AHCCHM302A - Fumigate soil using chemicalsFumigate soil using chemicals Elective
AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicalsPrepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicals Elective
AHCDRG301A - Install drainage systemsInstall drainage systems Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-11 General Gardener 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

4

AHC10v7

Replaced superseded elective AHCPHT302A Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting with new unit AHCPHT310A Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

3

AHC10v5

Added six elective units to cover grape growing (viticulture)

2

AHC10v3

Elective bank groupings modified to provide greater flexibility

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification provides a vocational 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, Certificate IV in Production Horticulture.

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:

  • vegetable farm worker
  • orchard or vineyard farm worker
  • mushroom farm worker
  • plantation worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Teamwork

  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Problem-solving

  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful

Self-management

  • Monitoring and evaluating own performance
  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • Learning in a range of settings including informal learning

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 one (1) core unit and fourteen (14) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of four (4) 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, III IV 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 

AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

Biosecurity 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO302A

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO305A

Monitor and review biosecurity measures

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG305A

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG301A

Control weeds

AHCPMG302A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT303A

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT304A

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT306A

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT310A

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Biosecurity 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO301A

Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCBIO303A

Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCBIO304A

Carry out movement and security procedures

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM301A

Conduct fumigation in enclosed spaces

AHCCHM302A

Fumigate soil using chemicals

Drainage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDRG301A

Install drainage systems

AHCDRG302A

Measure drainage system performance

AHCDRG303A

Troubleshoot drainage systems

Hydroponics 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHYD301A

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302A

Install hydroponic systems

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG301A

Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

AHCIRG302A

Install irrigation systems

AHCIRG303A

Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG306A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM301A

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302A

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM305A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315A

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

FDFWGG3008A

Operate a mechanical grape harvester

FDFWGG3013A

Operate spreading and seeding equipment

Nursery 

Unit code 

Unit title 

FDFWGG3004A

Coordinate nursery activities

FDFWGG3005A

Perform field nursery activities

FDFWGG3009A

Monitor and maintain nursery plants

FDFWGG3011A

Perform shed nursery activities

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG303A

Maintain biological cultures

AHCPMG304A

Release biological agents

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT301A

Carry out a crop regulation program

AHCPHT305A

Regulate crops

AHCPHT307A

Prepare raw materials and compost the feedstocks

AHCPHT308A

Prepare value added compost-based products

AHCPHT309A

Supervise mushroom substrate preparation

FDFWGG3002A

Coordinate canopy management activities

FDFWGG3006A

Coordinate hand pruning activities

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK302A

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK303A

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK308A

Handle bulk materials in storage area

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