Qualification details

AHC10210 - Certificate I in AgriFood Operations (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC10216 - Certificate I in AgriFood OperationsThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC10210 Certificate I in Agrifood Operations 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE10103 - Certificate I in Rural Operations 09/Jun/2011
Supersedes RTF10103 - Certificate I in Horticulture 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 15/Oct/2012
(View details for release 1) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCLSC101A - Support landscape workSupport landscape workSupersededN/A
AHCPGD101A - Support gardening workSupport gardening workSupersededN/A
AHCHBR101A - Support horse workSupport horse workDeletedN/A
AHCNSY101A - Support nursery workSupport nursery workSupersededN/A
AHCLSK102A - Support intensive livestock workSupport intensive livestock workSupersededN/A
AHCPHT101A - Support horticultural productionSupport horticultural productionSupersededN/A
MEM18002B - Use power tools/hand held operationsUse power tools/hand held operationsSupersededN/A
AHCLSK101A - Support extensive livestock workSupport extensive livestock workSupersededN/A
AHCSHG101A - Undertake basic shearing and crutchingUndertake basic shearing and crutchingSupersededN/A
MEM18001C - Use hand toolsUse hand toolsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Turf,Environmental Protection,Production Horticulture,Irrigation,Livestock,Floriculture,Parks and Gardens,Horticulture,Landscaping,Nurseries,Poultry,Agriculture (Miscellaneous) 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841611 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Worker 04/Nov/201131/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 842411 Broadacre Crop and Livestock Farm Worker 01/Apr/2022 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History


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Edited Packaging Rules for increased clarity



Initial release


This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

The qualification is suited to VET in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the agriculture, horticulture or conservation and land management industries or relevant employment history.

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 II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Horticulture, Certificate II in Production Horticulture and Certificate II in Rural Operations.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Job roles 

There are no specific job outcomes to this qualification, but the skills achieved will assist in successfully undertaking a Certificate II pre-vocational program or job outcome qualification, or will facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding


  • Working as an individual and a team member


  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

  • Being appropriately resourceful


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Learning in order to accommodate change


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of six (6) units made up of two (2) core units and four (4) elective units.


  • a minimum of two (2) elective units from the list below
  • a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from units packaged in Certificates I or II in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS101A Work safely


AHCWRK101A Maintain the workplace


Broadacre cropping 

AHCBAC101A Support agricultural crop work


AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules

Horse breeding 

AHCHBR101A Support horse work


AHCIRG101A Support irrigation work


AHCLSC101A Support landscape work


AHCLSK101A Support extensive livestock work

AHCLSK102A Support intensive livestock work

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM101A Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment


AHCNSY101A Support nursery work

Organic production 

AHCORG101A Support organic production

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD101A Support gardening work

Production horticulture 

AHCPHT101A Support horticultural production


AHCSHG101A Undertake basic shearing and crutching

Tools and equipment 

MEM18001C Use hand tools

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations


AHCTRF101A Support turf work


AHCWOL101A Support woolshed activities