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Qualification details

AHC33512 - Certificate III in Seed Testing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC33516 - Certificate III in Seed TestingThis qualification is equivalent to AHC33512 Certificate III in Seed Testing. 26/Jun/2016

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Oct/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCSDT301A - Prepare a working samplePrepare a working sampleCore
MSL933001A - Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeMaintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purposeElective
MSL933004A - Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenancePerform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenanceElective
AHCWRK313A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesCore
AHCOHS301A - Contribute to OHS processesContribute to OHS processesCore
AHCSDT302A - Identify seedsIdentify seedsCore
MSL922001A - Record and present dataRecord and present dataElective
AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activitiesCoordinate work site activitiesElective
MSL973007A - Perform microscopic examinationPerform microscopic examinationElective
AHCSDT305A - Perform a seed moisture testPerform a seed moisture testCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Seed Testing Technician,Seed Testing Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 15/Oct/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

1

AHC10v4

Initial release

Description

This Qualification provides a vocational outcome in seed testing and analysis.

Pathways Information

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, AHC41512 Certificate IV in Seed Testing.

Additional Qualification advice 

This Qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this Qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Qualification, however applicants should be working under supervision in a seed testing laboratory.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

  • Confirm relevant industry and workplace requirements
  • Understand personal and team requirements of relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • Complete standard documentation
  • Use communication technologies efficiently
  • Provide relevant work-related information to others
  • Ensure records are accurate and legible
  • Establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Undertake interactive workplace communication
  • Support team communication practices

Teamwork

  • Explain and implement work team reporting requirements
  • Provide support to team members
  • Monitor work team tasks in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements
  • Demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • Undertake appropriate and effective communication with team members

Problem-solving

  • Identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery and equipment
  • Identify and address problems and faults
  • Provide problem solving support to team members
  • Evaluate skill requirements of work tasks
  • Use problem solving techniques to determine work requirements
  • Assess processes and outcomes against quality criteria

Initiative and enterprise

  • Contribute to and promote continuous improvement processes
  • Seek and provide feedback on procedures and processes
  • Collect and assess data and information on work processes
  • Identify non-conformances to standards and take appropriate action
  • Rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • Monitor and adjust activity in response to operational variations
  • Identify, assess and act on existing and potential risks

Planning and organising

  • Determine work requirements in order to meet output targets
  • Identify priorities and variables that impact on work planning
  • Plan work tasks for self and others as required
  • Allocate tasks to operators and monitor outcomes
  • Implement contingency plan promptly when incidents occur
  • Ensure work tools are ready and available for operations

Self-management

  • Manage own work to meet performance criteria
  • Monitor information in work area
  • Conduct regular housekeeping activities during shift to keep work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Maintain currency of relevant work-related information
  • Monitor own work against quality standards and identify areas for improvement
  • Understand own work activities and responsibilities
  • Identify and apply safety procedures, including the use of protective equipment
  • Manage work load priorities and timelines

Learning

  • Recognise limits of own expertise and seek skill development if required
  • Assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • Ask questions to expand own knowledge
  • Maintain skill and knowledge currency
  • Participate in meetings to inform work practices

Technology

  • Use work machines and equipment in correct operational mode
  • Monitor machine operation
  • Perform minor maintenance on machinery
  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards

Packaging Rules

Complete eighteen (18)  Units of Competency comprised of nine (9)  core Units and nine (9)  elective Units.

Core Units of Competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes

AHCSDT301A

Prepare a working sample

AHCSDT302A

Identify seeds

AHCSDT304A

Perform a seed purity analysis

AHCSDT305A

Perform a seed moisture test

AHCSDT306A

Perform a seed germination test

AHCSDT307A

Perform a "Determination of Other Seeds by Number" test

AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units of Competency 

  • Select five (5)  Units from the Elective list below.
  • Select four (4)  Units from the list below and/or this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate II, III or IV level.

Selected Units must be relevant to job outcomes in a seed testing laboratory.

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSDT303A

Perform a fluorescence test on seeds

AHCSDT405A

Handle & store quarantinable seeds

AHCWRK303A

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

MSL922001A

Record and present data

MSL933001A

Maintain the laboratory/field workplace fit for purpose

MSL933004A

Perform calibration checks on equipment and assist with its maintenance

MSL934003A

Maintain and control stocks

MSL973007A

Perform microscopic examination

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction