Qualification details

AHC40310 - Certificate IV 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 RTE40503 - Certificate IV 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
AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget framework Elective
AHCBUS405A - Participate in an e-business supply chainParticipate in an e-business supply chain Elective
AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Elective
AHCCHM402A - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCIRG402A - Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemDetermine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system Elective
AHCIRG404A - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection program Elective
AHCIRG405A - Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systemsPlan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems Elective
AHCIRG408A - Schedule irrigationsSchedule irrigations Elective
AHCNSY401A - Plan a growing-on programPlan a growing-on program Elective
AHCNSY402A - Plan a propagation programPlan a propagation program Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 462 Horticultural Tradespersons 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 462 Horticultural Tradespersons 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 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 

4

AHC10v5

Addition of an elective unit to cover grape growing (viticulture)

3

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported Units updated

2

AHC10v3

Elective bank groupings modified to provide greater flexibility

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

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

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable, berry or flower 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, AHC50310 Diploma of 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:

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm supervisor

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

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

Teamwork

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

Problem-solving

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

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
  • Using basic business systems for planning and organising
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Managing time and priorities

Self-management

  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • Learning new skills and techniques
  • Contributing to the learning of others

Technology

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

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

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

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of three (3) 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 packaged in 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 the production horticulture industry.

CORE UNIT 

Occupational Health and Safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS401A

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM401A

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG408A

Schedule irrigations

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM401A

Recommend plants and cultural practices

AHCPCM402A

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT402A

Develop a crop regulation program

AHCPHT404A

Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program

Nursery 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCNSY401A

Plan a growing-on program

AHCNSY402A

Plan a propagation program

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret results

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS404A

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405A

Participate in an e-business supply chain

Food 

Unit code 

Unit title 

FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS3001A

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety program*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG402A

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404A

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG405A

Plan and coordinate gravity fed irrigation systems

Organic production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCORG401A

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG403A

Manage organic soil improvement

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT401A

Assess olive oil for style and quality

AHCPHT403A

Develop harvesting and processing specifications to produce an olive oil

AHCPHT405A

Manage mushroom substrate preparation

AHCPHT406A

Control Phase II mushroom substrate process

AHCPHT407A

Manage mushroom crop development

AHCPHT408A

Oversee vineyard practices

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL402A

Develop a soil use map for a property

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

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