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Qualification details

AHC20724 - Certificate II in Nursery Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC20720 - Certificate II in Nursery OperationsUpdated 1 Core and 9 Elective units 30/Apr/2024

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/May/2024


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsCurrentCore
AHCNSY206 - Care for nursery plantsCare for nursery plantsCurrentCore
SIRXSLS001 - Sell to the retail customerSell to the retail customerCurrentElective
AHCNSY207 - Undertake propagation activitiesUndertake propagation activitiesCurrentElective
AHCPGD208 - Prepare and maintain plant displaysPrepare and maintain plant displaysCurrentElective
AHCWRK215 - Collect and record production dataCollect and record production dataCurrentElective
SIRXSLS002 - Follow point-of-sale proceduresFollow point-of-sale proceduresCurrentElective
AHCSOL203 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testingAssist with soil or growing media sampling and testingCurrentElective
AHCWRK211 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practicesCurrentElective
AHCMOM202 - Operate tractorsOperate tractorsCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
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
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 01/May/2024 
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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 10.0.

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

AHCWHS202

Participate in workplace 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

AHCWRK215

Collect and record production data

Group B Retail Nursery

AHCNSY208

Maintain indoor plants

AHCPGD208

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

AHCINF207

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

AHCPGD209

Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCWRK211

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCWRK212

Work effectively in industry

AHCWRK213

Participate in workplace communications

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

TLID0020

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

TLID0015

Load and unload goods/cargo

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC20724 Certificate II in Nursery Operations

AHC20720 Certificate II in Production Nursery

Updated 1 Core and 9 Elective units

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