Qualification details

AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 21/Dec/2017
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/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 2.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
ACMEQU202 - Handle horses safelyHandle horses safely Elective
ACMEQU205 - Apply knowledge of horse behaviourApply knowledge of horse behaviour Elective
ACMEQU206 - Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canterPerform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter Elective
ACMHBR201 - Check and treat horsesCheck and treat horses Elective
ACMHBR203 - Provide daily care for horsesProvide daily care for horses Elective
ACMHBR304 - Assist with artificial insemination of maresAssist with artificial insemination of mares Elective
ACMHBR307 - Handle young horsesHandle young horses Elective
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
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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 

Comments 

Release 3

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 2.0.

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited

autonomy with some accountability for their own work. 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 apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 3 core units plus
  • 15 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 7 units from Group A
  • 5 units from the remaining units in Group A, or from Group B
  • up to 3 may be selected from the remaining units listed in this qualification or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Core Units 

AHCWHS201

Participate in work health and safety processes

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A  

AHCBAC201

Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC202

Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC203

Assist agricultural crop harvesting

AHCBIO201

Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCBIO202

Follow site quarantine procedures

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

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

AHCIRG216

Assist with surface irrigation operations

AHCIRG217

Carry out birthing duties

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

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

AHCPMG201

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

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

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Group B 

ACMEQU202*

Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205

Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206*

Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMHBR201*

Check and treat horses

ACMHBR203*

Provide daily care for horses

ACMHBR304*

Assist with artificial insemination of mares

ACMHBR307*

Handle young horses

AHCAIS201

Assist with artificial insemination procedures

AHCBAC204

Prepare grain storages

AHCBEK201

Support beekeeping work

AHCBEK202

Use a bee smoker

AHCBEK203

Open and reassemble a beehive

AHCBEK204

Construct and repair beehives

AHCDRG201

Maintain drainage systems

AHCDRY201

Milk livestock

AHCIRG215

Assist with low volume irrigation operations

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

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

AHCPHT201

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT202

Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT203

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT205

Carry out postharvest operations

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

AHCPMG309

Apply pest animal control techniques

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

AHCSAW201

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

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

AHCSOL202

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWAT201

Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost

AHCWOL201

Pen sheep

AHCWOL202

Perform board duties

AHCWOL203

Carry out wool pressing

AHCWOL204

Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

TLID2022

Conduct weighbridge operations

TLILIC2001

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Prerequisite requirements 

Note: Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR201 Check and treat horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR203 Provide daily care of horses

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMHBR303 Carry out natural mare mating procedures

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR307 Handle young horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter*

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture Release 3

AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture Release 2

Updated elective bank

Changed codes for horse breeding units

Clarified prerequisite requirements

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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