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Qualification details

AHC40620 - Certificate IV in Nursery Operations (Release 1)

Summary

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Mapping:
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Supersedes AHC40616 - Certificate IV in Production NurseryMerged qualifications AHC40616 Certificate IV in Production Nursery and AHC40716 Certificate IV in Retail Nursery. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC40716 - Certificate IV in Retail NurseryMerged qualifications AHC40616 Certificate IV in Production Nursery and AHC40716 Certificate IV in Retail Nursery. Title changed. Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes. Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives 23/Dec/2020

Release Status:
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1 1 (this release) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCBER403 - Plan and supervise control activities on infected premisesPlan and supervise control activities on infected premisesCurrentElective
AHCPHT511 - Develop a horticultural production planDevelop a horticultural production planCurrentElective
AHCAGB405 - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production dataCurrentElective
AHCNSY404 - Plan a propagation programPlan a propagation programCurrentElective
AHCMOM402 - Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipmentSupervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipmentCurrentElective
AHCPMG401 - Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation planImplement the pest monitoring and evaluation planCurrentElective
AHCBUS408 - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkCurrentElective
AHCBUS407 - Cost a projectCost a projectCurrentElective
AHCBER404 - Conduct field surveillance for a biosecurity emergency responseConduct field surveillance for a biosecurity emergency responseCurrentElective
AHCBUS517 - Monitor and review business performanceMonitor and review business performanceCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 Nurseryperson 
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 Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Nursery Supervisor (Wholesale),Nursery Supervisor (Retail) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362411 Nurseryperson 09/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 09/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Dec/2020 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for supervisory/managerial job roles in the nursery industry including integrated pest manager, production nursery irrigation manager, dispatch manager, head grower, sales manager, site manager, quality assurance manager, retail nursery stock supervisor, sales manager, green life buyer, nursery manager and merchandiser.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks involving technical skills, problem solving and supervisory skills to operate, monitor and improve performance of nursery systems and and may supervise nursery staff.

Work must comply with work health and safety and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

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

Entry Requirements

To commence this qualification, individuals must demonstrate they have skills and knowledge in the application of:

  • cultivating, growing and harvesting/production skills for a variety of plant types, including pest and disease control
  • technology and equipment that apply in a production nursery or retail nursery workplace
  • health and safety, pest management and biosecurity processes and regulations that apply in a production nursery or retail nursery workplace

The skills and knowledge may have been acquired through completion of a Certificate III or higher qualification relating to nursery or horticulture, or industry experience.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 4 core units plus
  • 10 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:

For the award of the Certificate IV in Nursery Operations choose:

  • at least 7 units from groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the Certificate IV in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production) choose:

  • at least 4 units from group A
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate IV or Diploma.

For the award of the Certificate IV in Nursery Operations (Retail Nursery) choose:

  • at least 4 units from group B
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C
  • up to 3 units from the remaining units listed in groups A, B or C, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate IV or Diploma.

Where two specialisations are completed, award of the qualification would read (for example), Certificate Certificate IV in Nursery Operations (Nursery Production, Retail Nursery)

Core Units

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

BSBHRM415

Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

BSBLDR414

Lead team effectiveness

Elective Units

Group A (nursery production)

AHCAGB302

Keep production records for a primary production business

AHCAGB405

Analyse and interpret production data

AHCPCM405

Implement an integrated pest management program

AHCNSY403

Plan a growing-on program

AHCNSY404

Plan a propagation program

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

Group B (retail nursery)

AHCMER408

Coordinate customer service and networking activities

AHCPCM404

Recommend plants and cultural practices

AHCPGD401

Design plant displays

AHCSOL405

Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants

SIRRINV002

Control stock

Group C (electives)

AHCBER403

Plan and supervise control activities on infected premises

AHCBER404

Conduct field surveillance for a biosecurity emergency response

AHCBIO401

Plan and implement a biosecurity program

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

AHCBUS517

Monitor and review business performance

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCIRG437

Schedule irrigations

AHCMOM402

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

AHCPCM406

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

AHCPCM507

Diagnose plant health problems

AHCPHT511

Develop a horticultural production plan

AHCPMG401

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

BSBFIN401

Report on financial activity

BSBMKG431

Assess marketing opportunities

BSBTWK401

Build and maintain business relationships

BSBOPS403

Apply business risk management processes

BSBESB407

Manage finances for new business ventures

BSBSUS411

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

SIRRMER003

Coordinate visual merchandising activities

SIRXMKT002

Use social media to engage customers

SIRXRSK002

Maintain store security

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC40620 Certificate IV in Nursery Operations

AHC40616 Certificate IV in Production Nursery

Merged qualifications AHC40616 Certificate IV in Production Nursery and AHC40716 Certificate IV in Retail Nursery

Title changed

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives

Not equivalent

AHC40620 Certificate IV in Nursery Operations

AHC40716 Certificate IV in Retail Nursery

Merged qualifications AHC40616 Certificate IV in Production Nursery and AHC40716 Certificate IV in Retail Nursery

Title changed

Revised packaging rules to better reflect outcomes

Updated to include revised units, new and revised imported units, and all prerequisites as electives

Not equivalent

Links

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