Qualification details

AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture (Release 5)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
5 (this release)Current 18/Dec/2013
(View details for release 4) Replaced16/Aug/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:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC40116 - Certificate IV in AgricultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC40110 Certificate IV in Agriculture. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE40103 - Certificate IV in Agriculture 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
AHCAGB401A - Implement and monitor a property improvement planImplement and monitor a property improvement plan Elective
AHCAGB402A - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production data Elective
AHCAIS401A - Supervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programsSupervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programs Elective
AHCBAC401A - Manage pastures for livestock productionManage pastures for livestock production Elective
AHCBAC402A - Plan a pasture establishment programPlan a pasture establishment program Elective
AHCBAC403A - Supervise agricultural crop establishmentSupervise agricultural crop establishment Elective
AHCBAC404A - Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenancePlan and implement agricultural crop maintenance Elective
AHCBAC405A - Supervise agricultural crop harvestingSupervise agricultural crop harvesting Elective
AHCBAC406A - Maintain grain quality in storageMaintain grain quality in storage Elective
AHCBAC407A - Save, prepare and store agricultural seedSave, prepare and store agricultural seed Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

5

AHC10v8

Moved AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals, AHCMOM402A Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment and AHCPMG408A Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs from elective group B to elective group A.

4

AHC10v7

Replaced superseded elective AHCLSK403A Escort livestock during export with new unit AHCLSK418A Escort livestock during export

3

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported units updated

Replaced AHCIRG403A Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks with AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations - units have equivalent outcome

2

AHC10v3

Corrected unit AHCPMG408A name in unit grid

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

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, Diploma of Agriculture.

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:

Farm team leader

Farm supervisor

Shed supervisor

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Teamwork

  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team
  • Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations

Problem-solving

  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Initiative and enterprise

  • 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

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
  • Contributing to the learning of others

Technology

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

Packaging Rules

Completion of twelve (12) units made up of one (1) core unit and eleven (11) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of four (4) units from elective group A
  • a minimum of five (5) units from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of two (2) units from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.

CORE UNIT 

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS401A

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

Broadacre cropping 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBAC401A

Manage pastures for livestock production

AHCBAC402A

Plan a pasture establishment program

AHCBAC403A

Supervise agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC404A

Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC405A

Supervise agricultural crop harvesting

AHCBAC406A

Maintain grain quality in storage

AHCBAC407A

Save, prepare and store agricultural seed

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM401A

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

Dairy 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDRY401A

Manage milking shed routines

Livestock 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSK312A

Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

AHCLSK317A

Plan to exhibit livestock

AHCLSK401A

Develop feeding plans for a production system

AHCLSK402A

Develop livestock feeding plans

AHCLSK404A

Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

AHCLSK405A

Implement intensive production systems

AHCLSK406A

Oversee animal marking operations

AHCLSK407A

Plan and monitor intensive production systems

AHCLSK408A

Pregnancy test animals

AHCLSK409A

Supervise animal health programs

AHCLSK410A

Supervise feedlot operations

AHCLSK411A

Supervise natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK412A

Arrange livestock purchases

AHCLSK413A

Design livestock handling facilities

AHCLSK414A

Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock

AHCLSK415A

Oversee alpaca farm activities

AHCLSK416A

Identify and select animals for breeding

AHCLSK417A

Manage horses for stock work

AHCLSK418A

Escort livestock during export

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG408A

Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs

Pork production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPRK401A

Implement a feeding strategy for pig production

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Agribusiness 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAGB401A

Implement and monitor a property improvement plan

AHCAGB402A

Analyse and interpret production data

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Artificial insemination 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAIS401A

Supervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programs

Business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS401A

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS402A

Cost a project

AHCBUS403A

Support and review business structures and relationships

AHCBUS404A

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405A

Participate in an e-business supply chain

BSBFIA402A

Report on financial activity

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

BSBITU404A

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCCHM403A

Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment

Deer 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDER401A

Handle, store and grade deer velvet

AHCDER501A

Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements

AHCDER502A

Harvest deer velvet

Horse breeding 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHBR305A

Handle and care for stallions

AHCHBR401A

Carry out stud stable management duties

AHCHBR402A

Supervise raising young horses

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG401A

Acquire resources for irrigation installation and construction

AHCIRG402A

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404A

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG405A

Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG406A

Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work

AHCIRG407A

Supervise on-site irrigation installation and construction work

AHCIRG408A

Schedule irrigations

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM401A

Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment

Merchandising and sales 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMER401A

Coordinate customer service and networking activities

AHCMER402A

Provide advice and sell machinery

AHCMER403A

Provide advice and sell farm chemicals

AHCMER404A

Provide advice on agronomic products

AHCMER405A

Provide advice on livestock products

AHCMER406A

Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants

Milk harvesting 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMKH401A

Carry out cleaning-time tests of milking machines

AHCMKH402A

Design and fabricate milking equipment installations

AHCMKH403A

Design and install on-farm milk cooling and storage

AHCMKH404A

Install milking equipment

AHCMKH405A

Performance test milking machines

Organic production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCORG401A

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402A

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403A

Manage organic soil improvement

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM402A

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Shearing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSHG401A

Apply advanced shearing techniques

AHCSHG402A

Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing

AHCSHG403A

Account for shearing shed supplies

AHCSHG404A

Manage shearing and crutching operations

AHCSHG405A

Arrange employment for shearing operations

AHCSHG406A

Prepare shearing team wages

AHCSHG407A

Oversee and instruct shed staff

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCSOL402A

Develop a soil use map for a property

AHCSOL403A

Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans

AHCSOL404A

Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects

Wool 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWOL401A

Determine wool classing strategies

AHCWOL402A

Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale

AHCWOL404A

Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402A

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance

PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

MSL913002A

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

SRXGRO002A

Deal with conflict

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

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