Qualification details

AHC40116 - Certificate IV in Agriculture (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC40110 - Certificate IV in AgricultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC40110 Certificate IV in Agriculture. 26/Jun/2016


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 1.1 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCAGB401 - Plan and implement property improvementPlan and implement property improvement Elective
AHCAGB402 - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production data Elective
AHCAGB403 - Keep financial records for primary production businessKeep financial records for primary production business Elective
AHCAIS401 - Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programsSupervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs Elective
AHCBAC401 - Manage pastures for livestock productionManage pastures for livestock production Elective
AHCBAC402 - Plan a pasture establishment programPlan a pasture establishment program Elective
AHCBAC403 - Supervise agricultural crop establishmentSupervise agricultural crop establishment Elective
AHCBAC404 - Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenancePlan and implement agricultural crop maintenance Elective
AHCBAC405 - Supervise agricultural crop harvestingSupervise agricultural crop harvesting Elective
AHCBAC406 - Maintain grain quality in storageMaintain grain quality in storage Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Agriculture (Miscellaneous),Livestock 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Farm Supervisor (Livestock),Farm Supervisor (Cropping),Dairy Installation and Service Technician,Stud Farm Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Qualification Description

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include:

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm supervisor

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

  • Core Units = 1
  • Elective Units = 11

Core Unit

Work health and safety 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • Select 4 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units aligned to AQF levels 3, 4, or 5 may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4

Group A

Broadacre cropping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBAC401

Manage pastures for livestock production

AHCBAC402

Plan a pasture establishment program

AHCBAC403

Supervise agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC404

Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC405

Supervise agricultural crop harvesting

AHCBAC406

Maintain grain quality in storage

AHCBAC407

Save, prepare and store agricultural seed

Chemicals 

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCCHM402

Plan and implement a chemical use program*

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Dairy 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCDRY401

Manage milking shed routines

Livestock 

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCLSK312

Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

AHCLSK317

Plan to exhibit livestock

AHCLSK401

Develop feeding plans for a production system

AHCLSK402

Develop livestock feeding plans

AHCLSK404

Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

AHCLSK405

Implement intensive production systems

AHCLSK406

Oversee animal marking operations

AHCLSK407

Plan and monitor intensive production systems

AHCLSK408

Pregnancy test animals

AHCLSK409

Supervise animal health programs

AHCLSK410

Supervise feedlot operations

AHCLSK411

Supervise natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK412

Arrange livestock purchases

AHCLSK413

Design livestock handling facilities

AHCLSK414

Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock

AHCLSK415

Oversee alpaca farm activities

AHCLSK416

Identify and select animals for breeding

AHCLSK417

Manage horses for stock work

AHCLSK418

Escort livestock during export *

AHCLSK307 Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMOM402

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

Pest management 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG412

Develop a pest management plan

Pork production 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPRK401

Implement a feeding strategy for pig production

Group B

Agribusiness 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAGB401

Plan and implement property improvement

AHCAGB402

Analyse and interpret production data

AHCAGB403

Keep financial records for primary production business

BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Artificial insemination 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAIS401

Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs

Business 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBUS401

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS402

Cost a project

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405

Participate in an e-business supply chain

AHCBUS509

Develop and implement business structures and relationships

BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

BSBFIA402

Report on financial activity

BSBHRM405

Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBINM401

Implement workplace information system

BSBITU404

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

Chemicals 

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCCHM401

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals *

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Deer 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCDER401

Handle, store and grade deer velvet

AHCDER501

Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements

AHCDER502

Harvest deer velvet

Horse breeding 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCHBR305A

Handle and care for stallions

AHCHBR401A

Carry out stud management duties

AHCHBR402A

Supervise raising young horses

Irrigation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCIRG431

Supervise irrigation system installation

AHCIRG402

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG415

Interpret and apply irrigation designs

AHCIRG431

Supervise irrigation system installation

AHCIRG408

Schedule irrigations

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMOM401

Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment

Merchandising and sales 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMER401

Coordinate customer service and networking activities

AHCMER402

Provide advice and sell machinery

AHCMER403

Provide advice and sell farm chemicals

AHCMER404

Provide advice on agronomic products

AHCMER405

Provide advice on livestock products

AHCMER406

Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants

Milk harvesting 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCMKH401

Carry out cleaning-time tests of milking machines

AHCMKH402

Design and fabricate milking equipment installations

AHCMKH403

Design and install enterprise milk cooling and storage

AHCMKH404

Install milking equipment

AHCMKH405

Performance test milking machines

Organic production 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

Plants 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPCM402

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Shearing 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSHG401

Apply advanced shearing techniques

AHCSHG402

Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing

AHCSHG403

Account for shearing shed supplies

AHCSHG405

Arrange employment for shearing operations

AHCSHG406

Prepare shearing team wages

Soils and media 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCSOL402

Develop a soil use map for a property

AHCSOL403

Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans

AHCSOL404

Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects

Wool 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWOL401

Determine wool classing strategies

AHCWOL402

Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale

AHCWOL403

Prepare for, implement and review wool harvesting, clip preparation and classing

AHCWOL404

Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

MSL913002

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

SRXGRO002A

Deal with conflict

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is equivalent to AHC40110 Certificate IV in Agriculture.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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