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Qualification details

AHC30116 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC30110 - Certificate III in AgricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC30110 Certificate III in Agriculture 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Replaced
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 5) 21/Oct/2019
(View details for release 4) 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 3) 21/Dec/2017
2 (this release) 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) 27/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 1.1 
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The current release is release 5View release 5 details.

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
ACMGAS301A - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeingMaintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing Elective
ACMGAS303A - Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animalsPlan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals Elective
AHCAGB301 - Keep production records for a primary production businessKeep production records for a primary production business Elective
AHCAIS301 - Collect semenCollect semen Elective
AHCAIS302 - Process and store semenProcess and store semen Elective
AHCAIS303 - Artificially inseminate livestockArtificially inseminate livestock Elective
AHCBAC301 - Conserve forageConserve forage Elective
AHCBAC302 - Establish pastures and crops for livestock productionEstablish pastures and crops for livestock production Elective
AHCBAC303 - Prepare to receive grains and seedsPrepare to receive grains and seeds Elective
AHCBAC304 - Test grains and seeds on receivalTest grains and seeds on receival 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

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

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.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

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

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture.

An additional descriptor in brackets after the qualification title e.g. AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture (Livestock Transport) may be added by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Any additional descriptor should reflect a minimum selection of at least ten sector specific elective units from Group A unit group.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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

Total number of units = 16

  • Core Units = 2
  • Elective Units = 14

Core Units

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Work health and safety 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • Select 5 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 4 units aligned to AQF levels 2, 3, or 4 may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3

To achieve the Livestock Transport specialisation, the following units must be selected:

  • Select at least 5 units from Group A Livestock sector and at least 5 units from Group A Livestock transport sector.
  • Up to 4 units aligned to AQF levels 2, 3, or 4 may be selected from the elective Group A and/or Group B, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit.

Group A 

Agribusiness 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAGB301

Keep production records for a primary production business

Biosecurity 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Broadacre cropping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Business 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBUS301

Use hand held e-business tools

BSBFIA301

Maintain financial records

BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBITU203

Communicate electronically

BSBITU306

Design and produce business documents

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Chemicals 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

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

First aid 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

Infrastructure 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCINF301

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF302

Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCINF303

Plan and construct conventional fencing

Irrigation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCIRG334

Operate and maintain gravity fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG332

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG306

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

Livestock 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Livestock Transport 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Merchandising and sales 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMER301

Process customer complaints

Pest management 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Group B 

Animal care and management 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

ACMGAS301A

Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGAS303A

Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals

Artificial insemination 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAIS301

Collect semen

AHCAIS302

Process and store semen

AHCAIS303

Artificially inseminate livestock

Drainage 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCDRG301

Install drainage systems

Fire 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire*

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

PUATEA001B

Work in a team

Horse breeding 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHBR302A

Carry out basic hoof care procedures

AHCHBR303A

Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures

AHCHBR304A

Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment

AHCHBR305A

Handle and care for stallions

AHCHBR306A

Prevent and treat equine injury and disease

AHCHBR307A

Assess suitability of horses for stock work

Hydroponics 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCHYD301

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302

Install hydroponic systems

Livestock 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

AHCLSK320

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

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

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

RIIMPO318E

Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319D

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO324E

Conduct civil construction grader operations

TLILIC2001

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Plants 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD402

Plan a plant establishment program

Production horticulture 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPHT303

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT304

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT305

Regulate crops

AHCPHT306

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT310

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

Resources and Infrastructure 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

RIIWHS202D

Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204D

Work safely at heights

Shearing 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Soils and media 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

Tools and equipment 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCINF304

Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems

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*

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

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Pest Management  

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG308

Implement pest management strategies

Wool 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is not equivalent to AHC30110 Certificate III in Agriculture.

Links

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