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Qualification details

AHC20720 - Certificate II in Nursery Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes AHC20716 - Certificate II in Production NurseryMerged qualifications AHC20716 Certificate II in Production Nursery and AHC20816 Certificate II in Retail Nursery. 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 AHC20816 - Certificate II in Retail NurseryMerged qualifications AHC20716 Certificate II in Production Nursery and AHC20816 Certificate II in Retail Nursery. 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

Release Status:
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1 1 (this release) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCBIO203 - Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurityInspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurityCurrentElective
AHCBIO204 - Follow site biosecurity proceduresFollow site biosecurity proceduresCurrentElective
AHCCHM201 - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervisionCurrentElective
AHCDRG202 - Maintain drainage systemsMaintain drainage systemsCurrentElective
AHCINF203 - Maintain properties and structuresMaintain properties and structuresCurrentElective
AHCIRG221 - Assist with pressurised irrigation operationsAssist with pressurised irrigation operationsCurrentElective
AHCMOM202 - Operate tractorsOperate tractorsCurrentElective
AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipmentOperate basic machinery and equipmentCurrentElective
AHCMOM204 - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machineryCurrentElective
AHCMOM216 - Operate side by side utility vehiclesOperate side by side utility vehiclesCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
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 Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Production Nursery Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 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

Comments

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 nursery industry including production nursery assistant, production nursery worker, retail nursery sales assistant and retail nursery maintainer.

Individuals with this qualification undertake 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:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 3 core units plus
  • 13 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 Nursery Operations choose:

  • at least 10 electives 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 packaged at Certificate II or III.

For the award of the Certificate II in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production) choose:

  • at least 4 electives from Group A
  • up to 6 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units 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 the Certificate II in Nursery Operations (Retail Nursery) choose:

  • at least 4 electives from Group B
  • up to 6 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units 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.

Where two specialisations are completed, award of the qualification would read (for example), Certificate II in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production, Retail Nursery).

Core Units

AHCNSY206

Care for nursery plants

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

AHCWHS201

Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective Units

Group A (nursery production)

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCIRG221

Assist with pressurised irrigation operations

AHCNSY205

Pot up plants

AHCNSY207

Undertake propagation activities

AHCPMG201

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL203

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWRK207

Collect and record production data

Group B (retail nursery)

AHCNSY208

Maintain indoor plants

AHCPGD202

Prepare and maintain plant displays

SIRRINV001

Receive and handle retail stock

SIRXIND002

Organise and maintain the store environment

SIRXSLS001

Sell to the retail customer

Group C (general electives)

AHCBIO203

Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity

AHCBIO204

Follow site biosecurity procedures

AHCDRG202

Maintain drainage systems

AHCINF203

Maintain properties and structures

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM203

Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM216

Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCPGD203

Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK205

Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBINS201

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBTEC201

Use business software applications

HLTAID010

Provide basic emergency life support

ICTICT214

Operate application software packages

SIRRINV002

Control stock

SIRXSLS002

Follow point-of-sale procedures

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLID2004

Load and unload goods/cargo

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC20720 Certificate II in Nursery Operations

AHC20716 Certificate II in Production Nursery

Merged qualifications AHC20716 Certificate II in Production Nursery and AHC20816 Certificate II in Retail Nursery

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

AHC20720 Certificate II in Nursery Operations

AHC20816 Certificate II in Retail Nursery

Merged qualifications AHC20716 Certificate II in Production Nursery and AHC20816 Certificate II in Retail Nursery

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