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Qualification details

AHC41616 - Certificate IV in Organic Farming (Release 2)

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:
Replaced
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 5) 13/Feb/2021
(View details for release 4) 21/Oct/2019
(View details for release 3) 19/Dec/2018
2 (this release) 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) 27/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

Replaced release

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The current release is release 5View release 5 details.

Units of competency

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AHCCHM402 - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use programSupersededElective
AHCBEK301 - Manage honey bee swarmsManage honey bee swarmsCurrentElective
AHCSOL402 - Develop a soil use map for a propertyDevelop a soil use map for a propertySupersededElective
AHCORG402 - Manage organic livestock productionManage organic livestock productionCurrentElective
AHCLSK411 - Supervise natural mating of livestockSupervise natural mating of livestockSupersededElective
AHCIRG402 - Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemDetermine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation systemSupersededElective
BSBSMB406 - Manage small business financesManage small business financesSupersededElective
AHCIRG404 - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection programSupersededElective
AHCLSK412 - Arrange livestock purchasesArrange livestock purchasesCurrentElective
AHCLSK416 - Identify and select animals for breedingIdentify and select animals for breedingSupersededElective
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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

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

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 occupational 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

Total number of units = 12

  • Core Units = 1
  • Elective Units = 11

Core Unit

Work health and safety 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • 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

Group A 

Business 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

BSBSMB405

Monitor and manage small business operations

Organic farming 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPMG410

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

Group B 

Agribusiness 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCAGB401

Plan and implement property improvement

AHCAGB402

Analyse and interpret production data

Beekeeping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBEK301

Manage honey bee swarms

AHCBEK306

Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony

Biosecurity 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBIO403

Plan and implement a farm or enterprise biosecurity plan

Broadacre cropping 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCBUS401

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS402

Cost a project

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405

Participate in an e-business supply chain

BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

Chemicals 

NOTE: Units marked with an asterisk (*) require completion of prerequisite Unit/s which is identified under the Unit

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCCHM402

Plan and implement a chemical use program *

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

Irrigation 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCIRG402

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection system

AHCIRG408

Schedule irrigations

Livestock 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

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 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCNSY402

Plan a propagation program

Production horticulture 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCPHT402

Develop a crop regulation program

AHCPHT404

Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program

Soils and media 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCSOL402

Develop a soil use map for a property

Work 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is equivalent to AHC41612 Certificate IV in Organic Farming.

Links

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