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Qualification details

AHC41616 - Certificate IV in Organic Farming (Release 4)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC41612 - Certificate IV in Organic FarmingThis qualification is equivalent to AHC41612 Certificate IV in Organic Farming. 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
4 (this release) 21/Oct/2019
(View details for release 3) 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

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training Packges by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 4.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCAGB404 - Plan and implement infrastructure improvementsPlan and implement infrastructure improvementsElective
AHCAGB405 - Analyse and interpret production dataAnalyse and interpret production dataElective
AHCBAC401 - Manage pastures for livestock productionManage pastures for livestock productionElective
AHCBAC402 - Plan a pasture establishment programPlan a pasture establishment programElective
AHCBAC403 - Supervise agricultural crop establishmentSupervise agricultural crop establishmentElective
AHCBAC404 - Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenancePlan and implement agricultural crop maintenanceElective
AHCBAC405 - Supervise agricultural crop harvestingSupervise agricultural crop harvestingElective
AHCBEK301 - Manage honey bee swarmsManage honey bee swarmsElective
AHCBEK313 - Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colonyManage pests and disease within a honey bee colonyElective
AHCBIO403 - Plan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity planPlan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity planElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Farming 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Organic Farmer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121000 Farmers And Farm Managers 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

Comments

Release 4

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 4.0.

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 skills and knowledge within the organic farming and general agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders working in the organic agriculture industry.

This qualification is suitable for people currently working or who wish to find employment on an organic farming enterprise.

Job roles and titles will vary. Possible job titles relevant to this Qualification include:

  • Organic farm team leader
  • Organic farm supervisor
  • Organic farmer.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements 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 4 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units aligned to AQF levels 3, 4, or 5 may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
  • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture 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

Business

BSBSMB420

Evaluate and develop small business operations

Organic farming

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

AHCORG404

Arrange selling through community based marketing

AHCORG405

Implement sustainable practices in the organic farm based business

AHCORG406

Oversee compliance with an organic certification scheme

AHCORG407

Manage a landless organic production system

AHCORG408

Manage on farm composting

Pest management

AHCPMG410

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

Group B

Agribusiness

AHCAGB404

Plan and implement infrastructure improvements

AHCAGB405

Analyse and interpret production data

Beekeeping

AHCBEK301

Manage honey bee swarms

AHCBEK313

Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony

Biosecurity

AHCBIO403

Plan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity plan

Broadacre cropping

AHCBAC401

Manage pastures for livestock production

AHCBAC402

Plan a pasture establishment program

AHCBAC403

Supervise agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC404

Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC405

Supervise agricultural crop harvesting

Business

AHCBUS406

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS407

Cost a project

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS409

Participate in an e-business supply chain

BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBSMB421

Manage small business finances

Chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

Irrigation

AHCIRG435

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG436

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG437

Schedule irrigations

Livestock

AHCLSK402

Develop livestock feeding plans

AHCLSK404

Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

AHCLSK405

Implement intensive production systems

AHCLSK406

Oversee animal marking operations

AHCLSK407

Plan and monitor intensive production systems

AHCLSK409

Supervise animal health programs

AHCLSK411

Supervise natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK412

Arrange livestock purchases

AHCLSK414

Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock

AHCLSK416

Identify and select animals for breeding

Nursery

AHCNSY402

Plan a propagation program

Production horticulture

AHCPHT402

Develop a crop regulation program

AHCPHT404

Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program

Soils and media

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCSOL402

Develop a soil use map for a property

Work

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC41616 Certificate IV in Organic Farming Release 4

AHC41616 Certificate IV in Organic Farming Release 3

Updated elective unit codes

Equivalent qualification

Links

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