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Qualification details

AHC41512 - Certificate IV in Seed Testing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC41516 - Certificate IV in Seed TestingThis qualification is equivalent to AHC41512 Certificate IV in Seed Testing. 26/Jun/2016

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Oct/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCSDT407A - Perform an endophytic seed testPerform an endophytic seed testElective
AHCOHS401A - Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesMaintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processesCore
AHCWRK403A - Supervise work routines and staff performanceSupervise work routines and staff performanceCore
AHCSDT410A - Perform a seed vigour testPerform a seed vigour testCore
AHCSDT411A - Perform a 1000 seed weight testPerform a 1000 seed weight testCore
MSL934003A - Maintain and control stocksMaintain and control stocksElective
MSL924001A - Process and interpret dataProcess and interpret dataElective
MSL934002A - Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesApply quality system and continuous improvement processesElective
AHCWRK401A - Implement and monitor quality assurance proceduresImplement and monitor quality assurance proceduresCore
AHCSDT402A - Prepare and maintain a seed reference collectionPrepare and maintain a seed reference collectionCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Seed Testing Supervisor,Seed Testing Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399999 Technicians And Trades Workers Nec 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4999-79 Tradespersons And Related Workers Nec 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 15/Oct/2012 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

1

AHC10v4

Initial release

Description

This Qualification provides a vocational outcome in seed testing and analysis.

Pathways Information

Pathways  into the Qualification 

The preferred pathway for entry to this Qualification is AHC33512 Certificate III in Seed Testing.

Pathways  from the Qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, MSL50109 Diploma of Laboratory Technology.

Additional Qualification advice 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this Qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Entry Requirements

Entrants into AHC41512 Certificate IV in Seed Testing are required to hold the following Units of Competency:

  • AHCSDT301A Prepare a working sample
  • AHCSDT302A Identify seeds
  • AHCSDT304A Perform a seed purity analysis
  • AHCSDT305A Perform a seed moisture test
  • AHCSDT306A Perform a seed germination test
  • AHCSDT307A Perform determination of other seeds by number
  • AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes
  • AHCWRK306A Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this Qualification include:

Communication

  • Complete workplace documentation and records
  • Use a range of communication technologies to support work operations
  • Develop work instructions, specifications and procedures
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people
  • Communicate with all team members in a professional manner
  • Demonstrate effective and appropriate documentation, communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with internal and external clients
  • Use most appropriate communication method given priority, cost and audience needs
  • Access, interpret and apply technical information
  • Analyse data and information to determine implications for work operations

Teamwork

  • Work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • Liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Identify and manage performance required to meet internal and external customer needs in own work and team work
  • Manage organisational processes and provide problem solving support to others

Problem-solving

  • Investigate problem causes
  • Identify, rectify or report potential and actual problems associated with work operations
  • Identify factors which may affect the product or service to be provided
  • Use material and process knowledge to solve problems
  • Identify hazards and suggest control measures
  • Monitor food safety practices

Initiative and enterprise

  • Gather and analyse feedback on products, processes and procedures
  • Assess quality and other indicators of products
  • Support achievement of efficient production processes
  • Determine and act on situations requiring further information or problem solving
  • Assist in the implementation of continuous improvement processes
  • Provide leadership in the workplace

Planning and organising

  • Identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • Demonstrate time management skills
  • Source and prepare materials and resources and ensure availability to support work operations
  • Schedule and sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • Optimise work processes

Self-management

  • Interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Monitor own work and work of team and identify and act on any quality issues
  • Manage own time to meet deadlines
  • Implement and monitor workplace procedures and instructions

Learning

  • Implement learning activities as appropriate to ensure achievement of specified work requirements
  • Be supportive, assertive and use interpersonal skills to encourage workplace learning
  • Identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • Gather feedback to own work to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives and integrate information into own practice
  • Assess work data and information to identify areas for improved performance

Technology

  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • Help others use technology efficiently and safely
  • Ensure readiness and operational efficiency of workplace technology

Packaging Rules

Complete eighteen (18)  Units of Competency comprised of nine (9)  core Units and nine (9)  elective Units.

Core Units of Competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSDT402A

Prepare and maintain a seed reference collection

AHCSDT404A

Develop and implement laboratory policy and procedures

AHCSDT406A

Undertake internal audits in a seed laboratory

AHCSDT409A

Perform a tetrazolium seed viability test

AHCSDT410A

Perform seed vigour test

AHCSDT411A

Perform a 1000 seed weight test

AHCOHS401A

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Elective Units of Competency 

  • Select five (5)  Units from the Elective list below.
  • Select four (4)  Units from the list below and/or this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate II, III or IV level.

Selected Units must be relevant to job outcomes in a seed testing laboratory.

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSDT401A

Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory

AHCSDT403A

Perform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seed

AHCSDT405A

Handle & store quarantinable materials

AHCSDT407A

Perform an endophytic seed test

AHCSDT408A

Perform an electrophoresis test on a seed sample

MSL904001A

Perform standard calibrations

MSL924001A

Process and interpret data

MSL924002A

Use laboratory application software

MSL934002A

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL934003A

Maintain and control stocks