Qualification details

AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture (Release 3)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes RTF50103 - Diploma of 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
AHCARB501A - Assess treesAssess trees Elective
AHCARB502A - Identify, select and specify treesIdentify, select and specify trees Elective
AHCARB503A - Diagnose tree diseasesDiagnose tree diseases Elective
AHCARB504A - Develop a tree protection programDevelop a tree protection program Elective
AHCARB505A - Document and audit tree workDocument and audit tree work Elective
AHCBUS501A - Manage staffManage staff Elective
AHCBUS502A - Market products and servicesMarket products and services Elective
AHCBUS503A - Negotiate and monitor contractsNegotiate and monitor contracts Elective
AHCBUS504A - Prepare estimates, quotes and tendersPrepare estimates, quotes and tenders Elective
AHCBUS505A - Develop a marketing planDevelop a marketing plan Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-79 Science Technical Officers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-79 Science Technical Officers Nec 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

3

AHC10v5

Added elective unit AHCPCM505A Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs

2

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported Units updated

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

The Diploma of Horticulture reflects the role of those who manage amenity horticultural enterprises where a range of skills and knowledge across the breadth of the industry is required or personnel working in horticulture at a level requiring higher technical skills.

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, Advanced Diploma of 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:

Senior Horticulturist

Parks and Garden manager

Horticulture enterprise manager

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
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Establishing/using networks
  • Sharing information
  • Negotiating responsively

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
  • Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations
  • Identifying and using the strengths of other team members

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
  • Using numeracy skills to solve problems
  • Testing assumptions and taking context into account

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
  • Translating ideas into actions
  • Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision

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
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements
  • Managing time and priorities
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies

Self-management

  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Defining own learning needs
  • Carrying out independent learning to improve capability

Technology

  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using technology to organise data

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of ten (10) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate IV or above in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must meet job outcomes relevant to horticulture.

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM501A

Diagnose plant health problems

AHCPCM502A

Collect and classify plants

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT502A

Develop a horticultural production plan

AHCPHT503A

Manage a controlled growing environment

Arboriculture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCARB501A

Assess trees

AHCARB502A

Identify, select and specify trees

AHCARB503A

Diagnose tree diseases

AHCARB504A

Develop a tree protection program

AHCARB505A

Document and audit tree work

Hydroponics 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHYD501A

Develop a plan for a hydroponic system

Landscape 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSC501A

Survey and establish site levels

AHCLSC502A

Manage landscape projects

AHCLSC503A

Manage a tree transplanting program

Parks and gardens 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPGD501A

Manage plant cultural practices

AHCPGD502A

Plan the restoration of parks and gardens

AHCPGD503A

Manage parks and reserves

AHCPGD504A

Develop and implement a streetscape management plan

AHCPGD505A

Conduct comprehensive inspection of park facilities

Turf 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCTRF501A

Plan the establishment of sports turf playing surfaces

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

AHCBUS502A

Market products and services

AHCBUS503A

Negotiate and monitor contracts

AHCBUS504A

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

AHCBUS505A

Develop a marketing plan

AHCBUS508A

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBHRM506A

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

TLIL5019A

Implement and monitor transport logistics

TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

TLIR4003A

Negotiate a contract

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM501A

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Design 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDES503A

Assess landscape sites

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG501A

Audit irrigation systems

AHCIRG502A

Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

AHCIRG503A

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

AHCIRG504A

Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

AHCIRG505A

Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program

Lands , parks and wildlife 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLPW501A

Develop a management plan for a designated area

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM501A

Manage machinery and equipment

AHCMOM502A

Implement a machinery management system

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG501A

Coordinate the pest management strategy in a regional or broader context

AHCPMG502A

Define the pest problem in a regional or broader context

AHCPMG503A

Develop a strategy for the management of target pests

AHCPMG504A

Develop a system for monitoring the pest management strategy

AHCPMG505A

Evaluate the pest management strategy

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM505A

Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL501A

Monitor and manage soils for production

Water 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWAT501A

Design water treatment systems

AHCWAT502A

Manage water systems

Work

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK501A

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

AHCWRK502A

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK503A

Prepare reports

AHCWRK504A

Assess new industry developments

AHCWRK505A

Manage trial and/or research material

AHCWRK507A

Implement professional practice

AHCWRK508A

Interpret legislation

AHCWRK509A

Provide specialist advice to clients

AHCWRK510A

Audit site operations

AHCWRK511A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

CPPWMT5043A

Develop and implement an environmental management strategy

CPPWMT5045A

Develop site safety plans

PSPPM502B

Manage complex projects

PSPPM503B

Close complex projects

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