Qualification details

AHC30116 - Certificate III 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 AHC30110 - Certificate III in AgricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC30110 Certificate III 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
ACMGAS301 - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Elective
ACMGAS303 - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsPlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals Elective
ACMHBR302 - Carry out basic hoof care proceduresCarry out basic hoof care procedures Elective
ACMHBR303 - Carry out natural mare mating proceduresCarry out natural mare mating procedures Elective
ACMHBR304 - Assist with artificial insemination of maresAssist with artificial insemination of mares Elective
ACMHBR305 - Assess suitability of horses for specific usesAssess suitability of horses for specific uses Elective
ACMHBR310 - Prevent and treat equine injury and diseasePrevent and treat equine injury and disease Elective
ACMHBR312 - Carry out procedures for foaling down maresCarry out procedures for foaling down mares Elective
ACMHBR403 - Handle and care for stallionsHandle and care for stallions Elective
AHCAGB301 - Keep production records for a primary production businessKeep production records for a primary production business Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Livestock 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior Farmhand (Sheep and Wool),Senior Farmhand,Jackaroo/Jillaroo,Senior Farmhand (Livestock) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 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 3.0.

Release 2

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

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 perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver.

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:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 2 core units plus
  • 14 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.

To provide the Certificate III in Agriculture, the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 must be selected from the electives listed in Group A
  • 5 must be selected from remaining electives in Group A, or from electives listed in Group B, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification
  • 4 may be selected from the remaining electives listed in Groups A or B, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV levels.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation area as follows:

  • 10 electives must be selected from Group A, including at least 5 units beginning with the code AHCLSK and at least 5 units beginning with the code TLI for the award of the Certificate III in Agriculture (Livestock Transport).

Core Units 

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCWRK309

Apply 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  

AHCAGB301

Keep production records for a primary production business

AHCBAC301

Conserve forage

AHCBAC302

Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCBAC303

Prepare to receive grains and seeds

AHCBAC304

Test grains and seeds on receival

AHCBAC305

Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production

AHCBAC306

Establish agricultural crops

AHCBAC307

Maintain agricultural crops

AHCBAC308

Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities

AHCBAC310

Maintain pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCBER301

Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCBER303

Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCBER304

Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCBIO302

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCBUS301

Use hand held e-business tools

AHCCHM301*

Use application equipment to apply fumigant to confined spaces

AHCCHM302*

Fumigate soil

AHCCHM303

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM305*

Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

AHCINF301

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF302

Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCINF303

Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCIRG306

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG332

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG334

Operate and maintain gravity fed irrigation systems

AHCLSK301

Administer medication to livestock

AHCLSK305

Maintain livestock water supplies

AHCLSK308

Identify and draft livestock

AHCLSK309

Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK311

Implement feeding plans for livestock

AHCLSK314

Prepare animals for parturition

AHCLSK318

Rear newborn and young livestock

AHCLSK320

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

AHCLSK323

Maintain and monitor feed stocks

AHCLSK324

Care for and train working dogs

AHCLSK325

Castrate livestock

AHCLSK331

Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

AHCMER301

Process customer complaints

AHCMOM301

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM306

Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant

AHCMOM308

Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment

AHCMOM309

Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment

AHCMOM312

Operate row crop planting and seeding machinery and equipment

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK301

Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program

AHCWRK302

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK306

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK308

Handle bulk materials in storage area

AHCWRK311

Conduct site inspections

BSBFIA301

Maintain financial records

BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBITU203

Communicate electronically

BSBITU306

Design and produce business documents

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

TLID3014

Load and unload vehicle carrying special loads

TLID3020

Care for livestock in transit

TLIE2008

Process workplace documentation

TLIE3002

Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004

Prepare workplace documents

TLIF2010

Apply fatigue management strategies

TLIH2001

Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

TLIH3002

Plan and navigate routes

Group B 

ACMGAS301

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS303

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

ACMHBR302*

Carry out basic hoof care procedures

ACMHBR303*

Carry out mare mating procedures

ACMHBR304*

Assist with artificial insemination of mares

ACMHBR305*

Assess suitability of horses for specific uses

ACMHBR310

Prevent and treat equine injury and disease

ACMHBR312

Carry out procedures for foaling down mares

ACMHBR403*

Handle and care for stallions

AHCAIS302

Process and store semen

AHCAIS303

Artificially inseminate livestock

AHCDRG301

Install drainage systems

AHCHYD301

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302

Install hydroponic systems

AHCINF304

Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems

AHCLSK302

Mate and monitor reproduction of alpacas

AHCLSK303

Carry out feedlot operations

AHCLSK304

Carry out post mortem examination of livestock

AHCLSK306

Coordinate and monitor production performance

AHCLSK307

Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK310

Implement feeding plans for intensive production

AHCLSK312

Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

AHCLSK313

Monitor livestock production growing environments

AHCLSK315

Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK316

Prepare livestock for competition

AHCLSK317

Plan to exhibit livestock

AHCLSK319

Slaughter livestock

AHCLSK321

Service and repair bores and windmills

AHCLSK322

Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCLSK326

Mix and mill standard stockfeed

AHCLSK327

Collect, store and administer colostrum

AHCLSK328

Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive production system

AHCLSK329

Implement procedures for calving

AHCLSK332

Monitor animals in intensive production systems

AHCLSK333

Monitor pen condition and ration suitability

AHCLSK334

Plan, prepare and conduct mulesing procedures

AHCLSK335

Conduct dropped ovary technique procedures for spaying cattle

AHCLSK337*

Train, care for and ride horses for stock work

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM206

Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207

Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM211

Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM212

Operate quad bikes

AHCMOM307

Operate a cane harvester

AHCMOM310

Operate land-forming machinery and equipment

AHCMOM311

Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM313

Operate mobile irrigation machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314

Transport machinery

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD402

Plan a plant establishment program

AHCPHT303

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT304

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT305

Regulate crops

AHCPHT306

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT310

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPMG308

Implement pest management strategies

AHCSHG301

Prepare livestock for shearing

AHCSHG302

Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG306

Carry out post-shearing procedures

AHCSHG307

Plan and prepare for alpaca shearing

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCWOL304

Prepare fleece wool for classing

AHCWOL308

Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching

AHCWOL310

Press wool for a clip

AHCWOL311

Perform shed duties

AHCWOL312

Class goat fibre

AHCWOL313

Class alpaca fleece

CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05015D*

Weld using manual metal arc welding process

MEM05017D*

Weld using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05019D*

Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

PUAFIR204B*

Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR215

Prevent injury

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

RIIMPO318E

Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319D

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO324E

Conduct civil construction grader operations

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

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*

ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR303 Carry out natural mare mating procedures

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR304 Assist with artificial insemination of mares

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR305 Assess suitability of horses for specific uses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

AHCCHM301 Use application equipment to apply fumigant to confined spaces

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM302 Fumigate soil

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM305 Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

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

AHCLSK337 Train, care for and ride horses for stock work

AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work*

MEM05015D Weld using manual metal arc welding process

MEM05012 Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05051 Select welding processes

MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM05017D Weld using gas metal arc welding process

MEM05050 Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05051 Select welding processes

MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM05019D Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process

MEM05049 Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05051 Select welding processes

MEM05052 Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001 Use hand tools

MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations

PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture Release 3

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture Release 2

Updated units in elective bank

Prerequisite units added and requirement clarified

Equivalent qualification

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