Qualification details

AHC31110 - Certificate III in Production Nursery (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryThis qualification is equivalent to AHC31110 Certificate III in Production Nursery. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF30603 - Certificate III in Horticulture (Wholesale Nursery) 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 2) 15/Oct/2012
1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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The current release is release 2View release 2 details.

Units of competency

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AHCIRG305A - Operate pressurised irrigation systemsOperate pressurised irrigation systemsSupersededN/A
AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activitiesCoordinate work site activitiesSupersededN/A
AHCNSY304A - Deliver and promote sales of plantsDeliver and promote sales of plantsSupersededN/A
AHCIRG306A - Troubleshoot irrigation systemsTroubleshoot irrigation systemsSupersededN/A
AHCBIO301A - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseWork effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest responseSupersededN/A
SIRXMER001A - Merchandise productsMerchandise productsSupersededN/A
AHCMER301A - Process customer complaintsProcess customer complaintsSupersededN/A
AHCIRG302A - Install irrigation systemsInstall irrigation systemsDeletedN/A
AHCPMG301A - Control weedsControl weedsSupersededN/A
AHCCHM302A - Fumigate soil using chemicalsFumigate soil using chemicalsSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 Nurseryperson 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4621-11 Nurseryperson 
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 Production Horticulture,Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Production Nursery Tradesperson 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 Nurseryperson 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4621-11 Nurseryperson 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 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 general vocational outcome for a nurseryperson working in a production nursery. The nursery 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.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate IV in Production Nursery or Certificate IV in Retail Nursery.

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:

Nursery worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers
  • 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

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Managing time and priorities


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Participating in ongoing learning
  • Learning new skills and techniques


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

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of thirteen (13) core units and three (3) elective units.


  • a minimum of two (2) units must come from the elective unit list.
  • a maximum of one (1) unit 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 the nursery industry.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


AHCBIO301A Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response


AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals


AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems

Pest management 

AHCPMG301A Control weeds

AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Soils and media 

AHCSOL301A Prepare growing media

AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results


AHCPCM301A Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture


AHCNSY301A Maintain nursery plants

AHCNSY302A Receive and dispatch nursery products



AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO303A Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCBIO304A Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCBIO305A Monitor and review biosecurity measures


AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework


AHCCHM302A Fumigate soil using chemicals


AHCHYD301A Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302A Install hydroponic systems


AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

AHCIRG302A Install irrigation systems

AHCIRG303A Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG305A Operate pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

Merchandising and sales 

AHCMER301A Process customer complaints

AHCMER303A Sell products and services

SIRXINV002A Maintain and order stock

SIRXMER001A Merchandise products

SIRXMER005A Create a display

SIRXSLS002A Advise on products and services


AHCNSY303A Install and maintain plant displays

AHCNSY304A Deliver and promote sales of plants

AHCNSY305A Prepare specialised plants

AHCNSY306A Implement a propagation plan

AHCNSY307A Operate fertigation equipment


AHCWAT301A Monitor and operate water treatment processes


AHCWRK303A Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices