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Qualification details

AHC41516 - Certificate IV in Seed Testing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC41512 - Certificate IV in Seed TestingThis qualification is equivalent to AHC41512 Certificate IV in Seed Testing. 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCSDT404 - Develop and implement laboratory policy and proceduresDevelop and implement laboratory policy and proceduresCore
MSL924002 - Use laboratory application softwareUse laboratory application softwareElective
AHCSDT409 - Perform a tetrazolium testPerform a tetrazolium testCore
AHCWRK401 - Implement and monitor quality assurance proceduresImplement and monitor quality assurance proceduresCore
AHCSDT403 - Perform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seedPerform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seedElective
MSL934002 - Apply quality system and continuous improvement processesApply quality system and continuous improvement processesElective
AHCSDT402 - Prepare and maintain a seed reference collectionPrepare and maintain a seed reference collectionCore
AHCSDT405 - Handle and store quarantinable seedsHandle and store quarantinable seedsElective
MSL924001 - Process and interpret dataProcess and interpret dataElective
AHCSDT410 - Perform a seed vigour testPerform a seed vigour testCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311111 Agricultural Technician 
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 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311111 Agricultural Technician 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

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the roles of senior seed analysts who perform a range of advanced tests on seed in seed laboratories and may supervise the work of seed analysts.

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

Entry Requirements

Entrants into the Certificate IV in Seed Testing must hold the following units of competency or their equivalent:

  • AHCSDT301 Prepare a working sample
  • AHCSDT302 Identify seeds
  • AHCSDT304 Perform a seed purity analysis
  • AHCSDT305 Perform a seed moisture test
  • AHCSDT306 Perform a seed germination test
  • AHCSDT307 Perform a 'Determination of Other Seeds by Number' test
  • AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 18

  • Core Units = 9
  • Elective Units = 9

Core Units

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSDT402

Prepare and maintain a seed reference collection

AHCSDT404

Develop and implement laboratory policy and procedures

AHCSDT406

Undertake internal audits in a seed laboratory

AHCSDT409

Perform a tetrazolium test

AHCSDT410

Perform seed vigour test

AHCSDT411

Perform a 1000 seed weight test

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Elective Units

  • Select 5 units from list below
  • 4 units may be selected from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in a seed testing laboratory and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSDT401

Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory

AHCSDT403

Perform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seed

AHCSDT405

Handle & store quarantinable seeds

AHCSDT407

Perform an endophytic seed test

AHCSDT408

Perform an electrophoresis test on a seed sample

MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

MSL924001

Process and interpret data

MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

MSL934002

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

MSL934003

Maintain and control stocks

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is equivalent to AHC41512 Certificate IV in Seed Testing.

Links

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