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Qualification details

AHC31120 - Certificate III in Nursery Operations (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryMerged qualifications AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery and AHC31216 Certificate III in Retail Nursery. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC31216 - Certificate III in Retail NurseryMerged qualifications AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery and AHC31216 Certificate III in Retail Nursery. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units 23/Dec/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 30/Mar/2021
(View details for release 1) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsElective
AHCIRG338 - Troubleshoot irrigation systemsTroubleshoot irrigation systemsCore
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersCore
SIRRMER001 - Produce visual merchandise displaysProduce visual merchandise displaysElective
AHCBUS408 - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkElective
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesPrepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesCore
AHCBIO303 - Apply biosecurity measuresApply biosecurity measuresElective
AHCNSY313 - Implement a propagation planImplement a propagation planElective
SIRXRSK002 - Maintain store securityMaintain store securityElective
AHCSOL203 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testingAssist with soil or growing media sampling and testingElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 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 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Nursery production and retail nursery assistants 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 Nurseryperson 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 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.2.

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 trade level roles carried out under broad supervision in the nursery production and retail nursery industry. It is assumed that participants undertaking this qualification as a direct entry qualification would have nursery or horticulture industry experience prior to undertaking this qualification.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks autonomously involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in planning tasks, 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:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 9 core units plus
  • 7 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. Electives can be chosen to provide a general qualification or a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of the Certificate III in Nursery Operations choose:

  • at least 7 electives from groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units from any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV.

For the award of the Certificate III in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production) choose:

  • at least 4 electives from group A
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV.

For the award of the Certificate III in Nursery Operations (Retail Nursery) choose:

  • at least 4 electives from group B
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV.

Where two specialisations are completed, award of the qualification would read (for example), Certificate III in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production, Retail Nursery).

Core Units

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCIRG338

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCNSY308

Maintain nursery plants

AHCPCM305

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM306

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSOL305

Prepare growing media

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

Group A (nursery production)

AHCBIO303

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCIRG347

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

AHCNSY309

Receive and dispatch nursery products

AHCNSY313

Implement a propagation plan

Group B (retail nursery)

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

BSBPRO301

Recommend products and services

SIRRMER001

Produce visual merchandise displays

SIRXCEG001

Engage the customer

Group C (general electives)

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

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

AHCHYD301

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302

Install hydroponic systems

AHCIRG328

Operate irrigation controller and sensor technology

AHCIRG337

Measure irrigation delivery system performance

AHCIRG345

Install pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG346

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCMER305

Provide information on hardware products

AHCMER306

Sell products and services

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM217

Operate quad bikes

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCNSY310

Install and maintain plant displays

AHCNSY311

Promote sales of plants

AHCNSY312

Prepare specialised plants

AHCNSY314

Operate fertigation equipment

AHCNSY403

Plan a growing-on program

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

AHCPCM405

Implement an integrated pest management program

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCSOL203

Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWAT302

Monitor and operate water treatment processes

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBOPS304

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBOPS305

Process customer complaints

SIRRINV002

Control stock

SIRRMER003

Coordinate visual merchandising activities

SIRXPDK001

Advise on products and services

SIRXRSK002

Maintain store security

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC31120 Certificate III in Nursery Operations Release 2

AHC31120 Certificate III in Nursery Operations Release 1

Minor update - added in unit to Group B (retail nursery) electives

Equivalent

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet. gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72