Qualification details

AHC30410 - Certificate III in Pork Production (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC30416 - Certificate III in Pork ProductionThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC30410 Certificate III in Pork Production 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE30903 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Pig Production) 09/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCAIS302A - Process and store semenProcess and store semen N/A
AHCLSK301A - Administer medication to livestockAdminister medication to livestock N/A
AHCLSK303A - Carry out feedlot operationsCarry out feedlot operations N/A
AHCLSK304A - Carry out post-mortem examination of livestockCarry out post-mortem examination of livestock N/A
AHCLSK305A - Maintain livestock water suppliesMaintain livestock water supplies N/A
AHCLSK306A - Coordinate and monitor production performanceCoordinate and monitor production performance N/A
AHCLSK307A - Euthanase livestockEuthanase livestock N/A
AHCLSK308A - Identify and draft livestockIdentify and draft livestock N/A
AHCLSK309A - Implement animal health control programsImplement animal health control programs N/A
AHCLSK310A - Implement feeding plans for intensive productionImplement feeding plans for intensive production N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121318 Pig Farmer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 
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 Stockperson (Pork Production) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121318 Pig Farmer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4611-11 Farm Overseer 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification provides a vocational outcome in the pork production industry. The pork industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or on completion of the Pork Industry Stockperson Skill Set.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Diploma of Pork Production.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:


Legislation is some states mandates that stockpersons must be competent in euthanasing animals. The unit AHCLSK307A Euthanase animals should be included in courses where this is required in the certificate outcome.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Stockperson or animal attendant

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful


  • Monitoring and evaluating own performance
  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • Learning in a range of settings including informal learning


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of one (1) core unit and fourteen (14) elective units.


  • a minimum of six (6) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in pork production.


Occupational health and safety 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


Artificial insemination 

AHCAIS302A Process and store semen


AHCLSK301A Administer medication to livestock

AHCLSK304A Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock

AHCLSK307A Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK308A Identify and draft livestock

AHCLSK309A Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK310A Implement feeding plans for intensive production

AHCLSK313A Monitor livestock production growing environments

AHCLSK314A Prepare animals for parturition

AHCLSK318A Rear newborn and young livestock

AHCLSK323A Maintain and monitor feed stocks

AHCLSK327A Collect, store and administer colostrum

AHCLSK328A Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive

production system

AHCLSK331A Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

Pork production 

AHCPRK301A Pregnancy test pigs

AHCPRK302A Treat rectal prolapse in pigs


AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Pork production 

AHCPRK202A Care for weaner and grower pigs

AHCPRK303A Artificially inseminate pigs

AHCPRK304A Mate pigs and monitor dry sow performance


AHCLSK303A Carry out feedlot operations

AHCLSK305A Maintain livestock water supplies

AHCLSK306A Coordinate and monitor production performance

AHCLSK311A Implement feeding plans for livestock

AHCLSK315A Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK316A Prepare livestock for competition

AHCLSK319A Slaughter livestock

AHCLSK320A Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

AHCLSK322A Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCLSK325A Castrate livestock

AHCLSK326A Mix and mill standard stockfeed

Vertebrate Pests 

AHCVPT302A Implement vertebrate pest control program