Qualification details

AHC31818 - Certificate III in Beekeeping (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC32016 - Certificate III in BeekeepingTotal units required increased from 16 to 18. Packaging rules changed. Units added and removed from core and electives. 18/Dec/2018


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

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Agriculture (Miscellaneous) 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Beekeeper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/Dec/2018 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of a honey bee (Apis) beekeeper, including the establishment of beehives and apiaries, the transport of live bees and the management of bees for honey production and/or provision of pollination services.

Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to beehive ownership and biosecurity codes of practice apply in some states and territories.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 13 core units plus
  • 5 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:

  • 3 units must be selected from the electives listed below
  • the remaining 2 units may be selected from the remaining electives listed below
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at AQF Certificate II, III or IV levels.

Core Units 

AHCBEK203

Open and reassemble a beehive

AHCBEK205

Prepare and use a bee smoker

AHCBEK206

Assemble and maintain beekeeping components

AHCBEK301

Manage honey bee swarms

AHCBEK302

Manipulate honey bee brood

AHCBEK303

Re-queen a honey bee colony

AHCBEK304

Remove a honey crop from a hive

AHCBEK311

Transport bee hives by road to new apiary site

AHCBEK312

Extract honey

AHCBEK313

Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony

AHCBEK405

Select and establish an apiary site

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCWRK306

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

Elective Units 

AHCBEK307

Collect and store propolis

AHCBEK308

Produce and harvest royal jelly

AHCBEK309

Trap and store pollen

AHCBEK310

Process raw wax into moulds

AHCBEK402

Perform queen bee artificial insemination

AHCBEK408

Provide bee pollination services

AHCBEK409

Rear queen bees

AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCBUS402

Cost a project

AHCLSK322

Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCMOM213

Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCPCM201

Recognise plants

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK308

Handle bulk materials in storage area

BSBMKG414

Undertake marketing activities

FBPFSY2001

Implement the food safety program and procedures

FBPFSY3002

Participate in a HACCP team

FBPGPS2011

Operate a creamed honey manufacture process

FBPOPR2023

Operate a packaging process

FBPOPR2066

Apply sampling procedures

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC31818 Certificate III in Beekeeping

AHC32016 Certificate III in Beekeeping

Total units required increased from 16 to 18.

Packaging rules changed. Units added and removed from core and electives.

No equivalent qualification

Links

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