Qualification details

AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 15/Oct/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced22/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC40416 - Certificate IV in HorticultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC40410 Certificate IV in Horticulture. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTF40103 - Certificate IV in Horticulture 09/Jun/2011

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 columnEssential
AHCBUS402A - Cost a projectCost a project Elective
AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget framework Elective
AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsMinimise risks in the use of chemicals Elective
AHCCHM402A - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCCHM403A - Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipmentPrepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment Elective
AHCIRG401A - Acquire resources for irrigation installation and constructionAcquire resources for irrigation installation and construction Elective
AHCIRG402A - Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemDetermine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system Elective
AHCIRG404A - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection program Elective
AHCIRG405A - Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systemsPlan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems Elective
AHCIRG406A - Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction workPlan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-01 Head Gardener 
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 Landscaping,Environmental Protection,Horticulture,Irrigation,Weed Management,Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Horticulture Team Leader,Irrigation Installation and Service Technician 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362211 Gardener (General) 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4623-01 Head Gardener 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

3

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported Units updated

Replaced AHCIRG403A Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks with AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations - Units have equivalent outcome

2

AHC10v3

Corrected Unit AHCPMG408A name in Unit grid

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

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, AHC50410 Diploma of Horticulture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Senior horticulturist
  • Horticulture team leader.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Listening and understanding
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Teamwork

  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Problem-solving

  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems
  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

  • Collecting, analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful

Self-management

  • Monitoring and evaluating own performance
  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques
  • Learning in a range of settings, including informal learning

Technology

  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using advanced technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of twelve (12) units made up of one (1) core unit and eleven (11) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of two (2) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of four (4) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must meet job outcomes relevant to horticulture.

CORE UNIT 

Occupational Health and Safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS401A

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM401A

Recommend plants and cultural practices

AHCPCM402A

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Landscape 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSC401A

Supervise landscape project works

Organic production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCORG403A

Manage organic soil improvement

Parks and gardens 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPGD401A

Design plant displays

AHCPGD402A

Plan a plant establishment program

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG408A

Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret results

Turf 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCTRF401A

Develop a sports turf maintenance program

AHCTRF402A

Plan and implement sports turf renovation

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

Business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS402A

Cost a project

AHCBUS404A

Operate within a budget framework

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBHRM402A

Recruit, select and induct staff

BSBITU404A

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM401A

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCCHM403A

Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment

Design 

Unit code 

Unit title 

CUVCRS04A

Produce technical drawings

BSBDES403A

Develop and extend design skills and practice

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG401A

Acquire resources for irrigation installation and construction

AHCIRG402A

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404A

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG405A

Plan and coordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG406A

Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work

AHCIRG407A

Supervise on-site irrigation installation and construction work

AHCIRG408A

Schedule irrigations

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM401A

Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment

AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Merchandising and sales 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMER401A

Coordinate customer service and networking activities

BSBREL402A

Build client relationships and business networks

SIRXINV004A

Buy merchandise

Natural area restoration 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCNAR401A

Supervise natural area restoration works

AHCNAR402A

Plan the implementation of revegetation works

Nursery 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCNSY401A

Plan a growing-on program

AHCNSY402A

Plan a propagation program

Organic production 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCORG401A

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402A

Manage organic livestock production

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG405A

Implement pest management action plans

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402A

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance

AHCWRK404A

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

PSPPM402B

Manage simple projects

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