Qualification details

AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC20116 - Certificate II in AgricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC20110 Certificate II in Agriculture 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE20103 - Certificate II in Agriculture 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 4) 01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 3) 15/Oct/2012
2 (this release) 20/Oct/2011
(View details for release 1) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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Units of competency

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AHCBIO201A - Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil materialInspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil materialSupersededN/A
AHCBEK204A - Construct and repair beehivesConstruct and repair beehivesSupersededN/A
AHCLSK204A - Carry out regular livestock observationCarry out regular livestock observationSupersededN/A
TLID107C - Shift materials safely using manual handling methodsShift materials safely using manual handling methodsSupersededN/A
AHCMOM205A - Operate vehiclesOperate vehiclesSupersededN/A
AHCBAC204A - Prepare grain storagesPrepare grain storagesSupersededN/A
AHCIRG202A - Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigationAssist with the operation of pressurised irrigationDeletedN/A
AHCLSK207A - Load and unload livestockLoad and unload livestockSupersededN/A
AHCMOM206A - Conduct grader operationsConduct grader operationsSupersededN/A
AHCVPT202A - Muster pest animalsMuster pest animalsDeletedN/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 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Agriculture (Miscellaneous),Sheep,Livestock 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Wool Handler,Abattoir Stock Handler,Beekeeping Assistant,Farmhand (Cropping),Stud Hand,Farmhand (Livestock) 

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 521 Certificate II 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

October 2011: the elective bank groupings in AHC20110 were modified to provide greater flexibility.


This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Completion of the Cotton Industry Skill Set will provide credit in this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production), Certificate III in Pork Production, Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

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:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant Farm or Station hand
  • Assistant Farm or Station worker
  • Assistant Farm or Station labourer

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

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
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Establishing/using networks


  • Working as an individual and a team member


  • 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

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

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


  • 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 seventeen (17) units made up of two (2) core units and fifteen (15) elective units.


  • a minimum of seven (7) 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 aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.


Occupational health and safety 

AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



AHCBIO201A Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures

Broadacre cropping 

AHCBAC201A Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC202A Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC203A Assist agricultural crop harvesting


AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision

First aid 

HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


AHCINF201A Carry out basic electric fencing operations

AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing

AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures

AHCINF204A Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures


AHCIRG201A Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation

AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes


AHCLSK202A Care for health and welfare of livestock

AHCLSK203A Carry out birthing duties

AHCLSK204A Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK205A Handle livestock using basic techniques

AHCLSK206A Identify and mark livestock

AHCLSK207A Load and unload livestock

AHCLSK208A Monitor livestock to parturition

AHCLSK209A Monitor water supplies

AHCLSK210A Muster and move livestock

AHCLSK211A Provide feed for livestock

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM201A Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205A Operate vehicles

AHCMOM212A Operate quad bikes

FPICOT2234A Operate 4x4 vehicle

Pest management 

AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Tools and equipment 

MEM18001C Use hand tools

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations


AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Artificial insemination 

AHCAIS201A Assist with artificial insemination procedures


AHCBEK201A Support beekeeping work

AHCBEK202A Use a bee smoker

AHCBEK203A Open and reassemble a beehive

AHCBEK204A Construct and repair beehives

Broadacre cropping 

AHCBAC204A Prepare grain storages

AHCBAC205A Operate cane haulage vehicle


AHCDRY201A Milk livestock


AHCDRG201A Maintain drainage systems

Horse breeding 

AHCHBR201A Monitor horse health and welfare

AHCHBR202A Handle young horses

AHCHBR203A Provide daily care for horses

AHCHBR204A Assist with mating procedures and parturition of horses


AHCIRG202A Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

AHCIRG205A Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems


AHCLSK201A Assist with feeding in a production system

AHCLSK212A Ride horses to carry out stock work

AHCLSK213A Clean out production sheds

AHCLSK214A Maintain production growing environments

AHCLSK215A Carry out alpaca handling and husbandry operations

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM206A Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207A Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM208A Conduct excavator operations

AHCMOM209A Conduct dozer operations

AHCMOM210A Conduct scraper operations

TLID1007C Operate a forklift

TLID2207C Conduct weighbridge operations

Pork production 

AHCPRK201A Care for health and welfare of pigs

AHCPRK202A Care for weaner and grower pigs

AHCPRK203A Move and handle pigs


AHCPLY201A Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

AHCPLY202A Maintain health and welfare of poultry

AHCPLY203A Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

AHCPLY204A Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

Production horticulture 

AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT202A Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT203A Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT205A Carry out postharvest operations


AHCSHG201A Crutch sheep

AHCSHG202A Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching

AHCSHG203A Shear sheep to novice level

AHCSHG204A Shear sheep to improver level

AHCSHG205A Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG206A Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing

AHCSHG207A Shear goats

AHCSHG208A Shear alpacas

AHCSHG209A Support alpaca shearing operations

Soil and water conservation 

AHCSAW201A Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Soils and media 

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

Vertebrate pests 

AHCVPT201A Clear features that harbour pest animals

AHCVPT202A Muster pest animals

AHCVPT203A Use firearms to humanely destroy animals


AHCWAT201A Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost


AHCWOL201A Pen sheep

AHCWOL202A Perform board duties

AHCWOL203A Carry out wool pressing

AHCWOL204A Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece