Qualification details

AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC30610 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC30610 Certificate III in Production Horticulture. 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 3.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCBER301 - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response Elective
AHCBER303 - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premisesCarry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises Elective
AHCBER304 - Carry out movement and security proceduresCarry out movement and security procedures Elective
AHCBIO302 - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsIdentify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs Elective
AHCBIO305 - Apply biosecurity measuresApply biosecurity measures Elective
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicalsTransport and store chemicals Elective
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesPrepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Elective
AHCCHM308 - Use application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spacesUse application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spaces Elective
AHCCHM309 - Fumigate soilFumigate soil Elective
AHCDRG301 - Install drainage systemsInstall drainage systems Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Nurseries,Forest Growing, Management and Harvesting,Production Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Fruit and Vegetable Farm Worker,Mushroom Farm Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 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 1.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

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:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 1 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. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • Select 4 units from Group A
  • Select 7 units from Group A or B
  • 3 units may be selected from Group B or from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in production horticulture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 3.

Core Units 

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A 

AHCBIO302

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCIRG332

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCPHT303

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT304

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT306

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT310

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Group B  

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

AHCCHM308

Use application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spaces

AHCCHM309

Fumigate soil

AHCDRG301

Install drainage systems

AHCDRG302

Measure drainage system performance

AHCDRG303

Troubleshoot drainage systems

AHCHYD301

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302

Install hydroponic systems

AHCIRG303

Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG306

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG331

Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG333

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM301

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCPHT305

Regulate crops

AHCPHT307

Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock

AHCPHT308

Prepare value added compost-based products

AHCPHT309

Supervise mushroom substrate preparation

AHCPMG313

Prepare, monitor and maintain biological agents for weeds

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

FBPVIT3001

Coordinate vineyard operations

FBPVIT3002

Maintain field nursery

FBPVIT3003

Operate spreading and seeding equipment

FBPVIT3004

Monitor and maintain nursery plants

FBPVIT3008

Operate a mechanical harvester

FBPVIT3011

Perform shed nursery activities

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Release 3

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Release 2

Updated elective unit codes and titles and removed prerequisite requirements table

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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