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Qualification details

AHC30620 - Certificate III in Production Horticulture (Release 1)

Summary

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Supersedes AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureMerged qualifications AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture and AHC33216 Certificate III in Floriculture. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC33216 - Certificate III in FloricultureMerged qualifications AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture and AHC33216 Certificate III in Floriculture. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units 23/Dec/2020

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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCIRG338 - Troubleshoot irrigation systemsTroubleshoot irrigation systemsElective
AHCCHM309 - Fumigate soilFumigate soilElective
AHCPHT316 - Supervise mushroom substrate preparationSupervise mushroom substrate preparationElective
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersElective
FBPVIT3001 - Coordinate vineyard operationsCoordinate vineyard operationsElective
AHCPMG401 - Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation planImplement the pest monitoring and evaluation planElective
FBPVIT3003 - Operate spreading and seeding equipmentOperate spreading and seeding equipmentElective
AHCMOM315 - Operate chemical application machinery and equipmentOperate chemical application machinery and equipmentElective
AHCPHT313 - Implement a post-harvest programImplement a post-harvest programElective
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesPrepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesElective
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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 Floriculture,Production Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Horticulture Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 09/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 09/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 24/Dec/2020 
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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 6.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for job roles in the production horticulture and floriculture industry including field worker, seeding person, operator, irrigation maintainer, machinery maintainer and leading hand.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

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:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 3 core units plus
  • 12 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. Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Production Horticulture.

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

  • At least 3 electives must be selected from Group A for the award of the Certificate III in Production Horticulture (Horticulture)
  • At least 3 electives must be selected from Group B for the award of the Certificate III in Production Horticulture (Floriculture)
  • Plus 6 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • 3 from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV.

Core Units

AHCBIO303

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCWRK306

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

Elective Units

Group A (horticulture)

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCIRG346

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCPHT313

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT314

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT315

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT317

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Group B (floriculture)

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCNSY308

Maintain nursery plants

AHCNSY309

Receive and dispatch nursery products

AHCPCM305

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM306

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCSOL305

Prepare growing media

Group C (electives)

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

AHCBER302

Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCBER305

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

AHCBER306

Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCCHM308

Use application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spaces

AHCCHM309

Fumigate soil

AHCDRG305

Install drainage systems

AHCDRG306

Measure drainage system performance

AHCDRG307

Troubleshoot drainage systems

AHCHYD301

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302

Install hydroponic systems

AHCIRG337

Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG338

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG345

Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG347

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM301

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM311

Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCNSY310

Install and maintain plant displays

AHCNSY311

Promote sales of plants

AHCNSY312

Prepare specialised plants

AHCNSY313

Implement a propagation plan

AHCNSY314

Operate fertigation equipment

AHCPCM405

Implement an integrated pest management program

AHCPGD203

Prune shrubs and small trees

AHCPHT302

Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock

AHCPHT312

Implement a crop regulation program

AHCPHT316

Supervise mushroom substrate preparation

AHCPHT318

Prepare value added compost-based products

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG313

Prepare, monitor and maintain biological agents for weeds

AHCPMG401

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

AHCWAT302

Monitor and operate water treatment processes

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK302

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK308

Handle bulk materials in storage area

FBPVIT2012

Identify and treat nursery plant disorders

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

Prerequisite requirements

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

FBPVIT3004 Monitor and maintain nursery plants

FBPVIT2012 Identify and treat nursery plants and disorders

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC30620 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Merged qualifications AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture and AHC33216 Certificate III in Floriculture
Title changed
Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units

Not equivalent

AHC30620 Certificate III in Production Horticulture

AHC33216 Certificate III in Floriculture

Merged qualifications AHC30616 Certificate III in Production Horticulture and AHC33216 Certificate III in Floriculture

Title changed

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported 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