Qualification details

AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC20110 - Certificate II in AgricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC20110 Certificate II in Agriculture 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training Packges by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.1 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCAIS201 - Assist with artificial insemination proceduresAssist with artificial insemination procedures Elective
AHCBAC201 - Assist agricultural crop establishmentAssist agricultural crop establishment Elective
AHCBAC202 - Assist agricultural crop maintenanceAssist agricultural crop maintenance Elective
AHCBAC203 - Assist agricultural crop harvestingAssist agricultural crop harvesting Elective
AHCBAC204 - Prepare grain storagesPrepare grain storages Elective
AHCBEK201 - Support beekeeping workSupport beekeeping work Elective
AHCBEK202 - Use a bee smokerUse a bee smoker Elective
AHCBEK203 - Open and reassemble a beehiveOpen and reassemble a beehive Elective
AHCBEK204 - Construct and repair beehivesConstruct and repair beehives Elective
AHCBIO201 - Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil materialInspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841611 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Sheep,Agriculture (Miscellaneous),Livestock 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Wool Handler,Farmhand (Cropping),Beekeeping Assistant,Farmhand (Livestock),Abattoir Labourer,Stud Hand 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841611 Mixed Crop And Livestock Farm Worker 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Qualification Description

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.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

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

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 18

  • Core Units = 3
  • Elective Units = 15

Core Units

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Work health and safety 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWHS201

Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • Select 7 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 3 units aligned to AQF levels 1, 2, or 3 may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 2

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit.

Group A 

Biosecurity 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBIO201

Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCBIO202

Follow site quarantine procedures

Broadacre cropping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBAC201

Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC202

Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC203

Assist agricultural crop harvesting

Chemicals 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

First aid 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

Infrastructure 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCINF201

Carry out basic electric fencing operations

AHCINF202

Install, maintain and repair farm fencing

AHCINF203

Maintain properties and structures

AHCINF204

Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

Irrigation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCIRG216

Assist with surface irrigation operations

AHCIRG217

Assist with pressurised irrigation operations

Livestock 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCLSK202

Care for health and welfare of livestock

AHCLSK203

Carry out birthing duties

AHCLSK204

Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK205

Handle livestock using basic techniques

AHCLSK206

Identify and mark livestock

AHCLSK207

Load and unload livestock

AHCLSK208

Monitor livestock to parturition

AHCLSK209

Monitor water supplies

AHCLSK210

Muster and move livestock

AHCLSK211

Provide feed for livestock

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMOM201

Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM203

Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205

Operate vehicles

AHCMOM212

Operate quad bikes

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

Pest management 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG201

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Tools and equipment 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWRK201

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK203

Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK205

Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK206

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK207

Collect and record production data

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Group B

Artificial insemination 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAIS201

Assist with artificial insemination procedures

Beekeeping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBEK201

Support beekeeping work

AHCBEK202

Use a bee smoker

AHCBEK203

Open and reassemble a beehive

AHCBEK204

Construct and repair beehives

Broadacre cropping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBAC204

Prepare grain storages

Dairy 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCDRY201

Milk livestock

Drainage 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCDRG201

Maintain drainage systems

Horse breeding 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCHBR201A

Monitor horse health and welfare

AHCHBR202A

Handle young horses

AHCHBR203A

Provide daily care for horses

AHCHBR204A

Assist with natural mating procedures and parturition of horses

Irrigation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCIRG215

Assist with low volume irrigation operations

Livestock 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCLSK201

Assist with feeding in a production system

AHCLSK213

Clean out production sheds

AHCLSK214

Maintain production growing environments

AHCLSK215

Carry out alpaca handling and husbandry operations

AHCLSK218

Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

AHCLSK336

Educate ride and care for horses for stock work

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMOM206

Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207

Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM208

Conduct excavator operations

AHCMOM209

Conduct dozer operations

AHCMOM210

Conduct scraper operations

AHCMOM214

Operate cane haulage vehicle

TLILIC2001

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLID2022

Conduct weighbridge operations

Pork production 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPRK201

Care for health and welfare of pigs

AHCPRK203

Move and handle pigs

AHCPRK204

Care for weaner pigs

AHCPRK305

Care for grower and finisher pigs

Poultry 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPLY201

Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

AHCPLY202

Maintain health and welfare of poultry

AHCPLY203

Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

AHCPLY204

Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

AHCPLY205

Grade and pack eggs for human consumption

Production horticulture 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPHT201

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT202

Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT203

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT205

Carry out postharvest operations

Resources and Infrastructure 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

Shearing 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSHG201

Crutch sheep

AHCSHG202

Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching

AHCSHG203

Shear sheep to novice level

AHCSHG204

Shear sheep to improver level

AHCSHG205

Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG206

Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing

AHCSHG207

Shear goats

AHCSHG208

Shear alpacas

AHCSHG209

Support alpaca shearing operations

Soil and water conservation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSAW201

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Soils and media 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSOL202

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

Pests Management  

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG309

Apply pest animal control techniques

Water 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWAT201

Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost

Wool 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWOL201

Pen sheep

AHCWOL202

Perform board duties

AHCWOL203

Carry out wool pressing

AHCWOL204

Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is not equivalent to AHC20110 Certificate II in Agriculture.

Links

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