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Qualification details

AHC40316 - Certificate IV in Production Horticulture (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC40310 - Certificate IV in Production HorticultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC40310 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture. 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 2) 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) 27/Jun/2016


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
AHCPHT407 - Manage mushroom crop developmentManage mushroom crop developmentElective
FBPFSY2001 - Implement the food safety program and proceduresImplement the food safety program and proceduresElective
AHCSOL402 - Develop a soil use map for a propertyDevelop a soil use map for a propertyElective
AHCPCM401 - Recommend plants and cultural practicesRecommend plants and cultural practicesElective
AHCIRG402 - Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemDetermine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemElective
AHCIRG404 - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection programElective
AHCPCM402 - Develop a soil health and plant nutrition programDevelop a soil health and plant nutrition programElective
AHCNSY401 - Plan a growing-on programPlan a growing-on programElective
AHCWRK401 - Implement and monitor quality assurance proceduresImplement and monitor quality assurance proceduresElective
FBPFSY3001 - Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programsMonitor the implementation of quality and food safety programsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Floriculture,Production Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mushroom Farm Supervisor,Fruit and Vegetable Farm Supervisor,Sustainable Fruit and Vegetable Farmer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

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

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 production horticulture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the production horticulture industry.

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable, berry or flower production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

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

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 1 core units 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:

  • Select 3 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or B
  • 3 units may be selected from Group B or from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in production horticulture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4.

Core Units 

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A 

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCIRG408

Schedule irrigations

AHCNSY401

Plan a growing-on program

AHCNSY402

Plan a propagation program

AHCPCM401

Recommend plants and cultural practices

AHCPCM402

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

AHCPHT402

Develop a crop regulation program

AHCPHT404

Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

Group B  

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405

Participate in an e-business supply chain

AHCIRG402

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG434

Manage surface irrigation systems

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

AHCPHT401

Assess olive oil for style and quality

AHCPHT403

Develop harvesting and processing specifications to produce an olive oil

AHCPHT405

Manage mushroom substrate preparation

AHCPHT406

Control Phase II mushroom substrate process

AHCPHT407

Manage mushroom crop development

AHCPHT408

Oversee vineyard practices

AHCSOL402

Develop a soil use map for a property

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

FBPFSY2001

Implement the food safety program and procedures

FBPFSY3001

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs

FBPFSY3002

Participate in a HACCP team

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC40316 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

Release 3

AHC40316 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

Release 2

AHCCHM and FBPFSY unit codes and titles updated and removal of prerequisite requirements table

Equivalent qualification

Links

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