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Qualification details

AHC20320 - Certificate II in Production Horticulture (Release 1)

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Supersedes AHC20316 - Certificate II in Production HorticultureMerged Qualifications AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture and AHC21516 Certificate II in Floriculture. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC21516 - Certificate II in FloricultureMerged Qualifications AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture and AHC21516 Certificate II in Floriculture. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives 23/Dec/2020

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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsElective
AHCNSY206 - Care for nursery plantsCare for nursery plantsElective
MEM16006 - Organise and communicate informationOrganise and communicate informationElective
TLID2022 - Conduct weighbridge operationsConduct weighbridge operationsElective
AHCNSY207 - Undertake propagation activitiesUndertake propagation activitiesElective
FBPFSY2001 - Implement the food safety program and proceduresImplement the food safety program and proceduresElective
FBPOPR1010 - Carry out manual handling tasksCarry out manual handling tasksElective
FBPVIT2007 - Tend containerised nursery plantsTend containerised nursery plantsElective
FBPVIT2001 - Bench graft vinesBench graft vinesElective
AHCWRK209 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practicesElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841200 Crop Farm Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Floriculture,Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Production Horticultural Assistant Workers 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841200 Crop Farm Workers 09/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 09/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 24/Dec/2020 
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Modification History

Release

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Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for supporting job roles in the production horticulture and floriculture industry including field worker, picker, pruner and packer.

Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under supervision where the work is predictable and structured with limited judgement requirements.

Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

No 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:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 4 core units plus
  • 11 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. Electives can be chosen to provide a general qualification or a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of the Certificate II in Production Horticulture choose:

  • at least 8 units must be selected from groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units from the remaining electives listed in groups A, B or C or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course package at Certificate II or III.

For the award of Certificate II in Production Horticulture (Horticulture), choose:

  • at least 3 electives must be selected from Group A
  • up to 5 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 unit from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II or III.

For the award of Certificate II in Production Horticulture (Floriculture), choose:

  • At least 3 electives must be selected from Group B
  • up to 5 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 unit from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II or III.

Core Units

AHCBIO204

Follow site biosecurity procedures

AHCWHS201

Participate in work health and safety processes

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205

Participate in workplace communications

Elective Units

Group A (horticulture)

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCMOM203

Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCPHT214

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT215

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT218

Carry out post-harvest operations

AHCSOL203

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

FBPFSY2001

Implement the food safety program and procedures

Group B (floriculture)

AHCNSY205

Pot up plants

AHCNSY206

Care for nursery plants

AHCNSY207

Undertake propagation activities

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

AHCPHT214

Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT215

Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT217

Undertake field budding and grafting

AHCPHT218

Carry out post-harvest operations

AHCSOL203

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Group C (general electives)

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.

AHCBIO203

Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCDRG202

Maintain drainage systems

AHCINF203

Maintain properties and structures

AHCIRG219

Assist with low volume irrigation operations

AHCIRG221

Assist with pressurised irrigation operations

AHCMDC201

Assist with propagation of medicinal cannabis

AHCMDC202

Assist with care and maintenance of medicinal cannabis

AHCMDC203

Assist with harvest and pre-processing of medicinal cannabis

AHCMOM201

Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM203

Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205

Operate vehicles

AHCMOM216

Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM217

Operate quad bikes

AHCNSY208

Maintain indoor plants

AHCPGD203

Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPHT211

Maintain crop

AHCPHT212

Perform manual pollination of crops

AHCPHT216

Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT219

Handle and move mushroom boxes

AHCPHT220

Perform mushroom substrate process tasks

AHCPHT221

Water mushroom crops

AHCPHT222

Produce trellis dried grapes

AHCPMG201

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWRK201

Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK206

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK207

Collect and record production data

AHCWRK208

Provide information on products and services

AHCWRK312

Operate in isolated and remote situations

FBPBPG2008

Perform basic packaging tests and inspections

FBPOPR1010

Carry out manual handling tasks

FBPOPR2012

Maintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food

FBPOPR2063

Clean equipment in place

FBPOPR2064

Clean and sanitise equipment

FBPOPR2065

Conduct routine maintenance

FBPOPR2066

Apply sampling procedures

FBPOPR2067

Work in a food handling area for non-food handlers

FBPOPR2070

Apply quality systems and procedures

FBPVIT2001

Bench graft vines

FBPVIT2002

Carry out potting operations

FBPVIT2003

Hand prune vines

FBPVIT2005

Maintain callusing environment

FBPVIT2006

Obtain and process rootlings

FBPVIT2007

Tend containerised nursery plants

FBPVIT2008

Train vines

FBPVIT2010

Take and process vine cuttings

FBPVIT2011

Operate vineyard equipment

FBPVIT2016

Carry out hot water treatment

FBPVIT2017

Operate nursery cold storage facilities

FBPVIT2018*

Support mechanical harvesting operations

FBPVIT3005

Install and maintain vine trellis

FBPVIT3006

Field graft vines

FBPVIT3007*

Operate specialised canopy management equipment

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

MEM11011*

Undertake manual handling

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006*

Organise and communicate information

MEM18001*

Use hand tools

MEM18002*

Use power tools/hand held operations

TLIA2011

Package goods

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLID2022

Conduct weighbridge operations

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Prerequisite requirements

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

FBPVIT2018 Support mechanical harvesting operations

AHCMOM202 Operate tractors

FBPVIT3007 Operate specialised canopy management equipment

AHCMOM202 Operate tractors

MEM11011 Undertake manual handling

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006* Organise and communicate information

MEM16006 Organise and communicate information

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM11011* Undertake manual handling

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006* Organise and communicate information

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM11011* Undertake manual handling

MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006* Organise and communicate information

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC20320 Certificate II Production Horticulture

AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture

Merged Qualifications AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture and AHC21516 Certificate II in Floriculture

Title changed

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives

Not equivalent

AHC20320 Certificate II Production Horticulture

AHC21516 Certificate II in Floriculture

Merged Qualifications AHC20316 Certificate II in Production Horticulture and AHC21516 Certificate II in Floriculture

Title changed

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives

Not equivalent

Links

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