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Qualification details

AHC40116 - Certificate IV in Agriculture (Release 5)

Summary

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

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
5 (this release) 21/Oct/2019
(View details for release 4) 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 3) 21/Dec/2017
(View details for release 2) 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) 27/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 4.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCAGB404 - Plan and implement infrastructure improvementsPlan and implement infrastructure improvementsElective
AHCAGB405 - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production dataElective
AHCAGB406 - Keep financial records for primary production businessKeep financial records for primary production businessElective
AHCAIS401 - Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programsSupervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programsElective
AHCBAC401 - Manage pastures for livestock productionManage pastures for livestock productionElective
AHCBAC402 - Plan a pasture establishment programPlan a pasture establishment programElective
AHCBAC403 - Supervise agricultural crop establishmentSupervise agricultural crop establishmentElective
AHCBAC404 - Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenancePlan and implement agricultural crop maintenanceElective
AHCBAC405 - Supervise agricultural crop harvestingSupervise agricultural crop harvestingElective
AHCBAC406 - Maintain grain quality in storageMaintain grain quality in storageElective
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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

Comments

Release 5

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 4.0.

Release 4

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

Release 3

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 2.0.

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

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.

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. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include:

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm supervisor.

No 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

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 1 core unit plus
  • 11 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:

  • 4 units must be selected from Group A electives listed below
  • 5 units must be selected from either the remaining Group A electives or from the Group B electives, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification
  • up to 2 units may be selected from the remaining electives listed below, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification
  • up to 2 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course packaged in qualifications at AQF levels 3, 4 or 5.

Core Units

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A

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

AHCBIO403

Plan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity plan

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCDRY401

Manage milking shed routines

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

AHCLSK418*

Escort livestock during export

AHCLSK419*

Manage horses for stock work

AHCMOM402

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

AHCPMG412

Develop a pest management plan

AHCPRK401

Implement a feeding strategy for pig production

Group B

AHCAGB404

Plan and implement infrastructure improvement

AHCAGB405

Analyse and interpret production data

AHCAGB406

Keep financial records for primary production business

AHCAIS401

Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs

AHCBUS406

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS407

Cost a project

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS409

Participate in an e-business supply chain

AHCBUS512

Develop and implement family business structures and relationships

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCDER401

Handle, store and grade deer velvet

AHCDER501

Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements

AHCDER502

Harvest deer velvet

AHCIRG435

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG436

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG437

Schedule irrigations

AHCIRG439

Interpret and apply irrigation designs

AHCIRG442

Supervise irrigation system installation

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

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

AHCMOM401

Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

AHCPCM402

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

AHCSHG401

Apply advanced shearing techniques

AHCSHG402

Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing

AHCSHG403

Account for shearing shed supplies

AHCSHG405

Arrange employment for shearing operations

AHCSHG407

Prepare shearing team wages

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

AHCWOL401

Determine wool classing strategies

AHCWOL402

Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale

AHCWOL403

Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation

AHCWOL404

Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

BSBFIA412

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

BSBPMG417

Apply project life cycle management processes

BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBSMB420

Evaluate and develop small business operations

BSBSMB421

Manage small business finances

MSL913004

Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

MSMSUP280

Manage conflict at work

RGRHBR306*

Raise young horses

RGRHBR401

Maintain horse stud records

RGRHBR403*

Handle and care for breding stallions

RGRHBR505

Oversee administration of stud records

TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

Prerequisite requirements

Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver

ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

AHCLSK418 Escort livestock during export

AHCLSK307 Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work

ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver*

RGRHBR306 Raise young horses

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

RGRHBR403 Handle and care for breeding stallions

ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture Release 5

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture Release 4

Updated elective unit codes

Equivalent qualification

Links

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