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Qualification details

AHC50116 - Diploma of Agriculture (Release 4)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC50110 - Diploma of AgricultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture 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
AHCAGB512 - Plan and manage infrastructurePlan and manage infrastructureElective
AHCAGB513 - Develop a farm planDevelop a farm planElective
AHCAGB514 - Manage application of agents to crops or pasturesManage application of agents to crops or pasturesElective
AHCAGB515 - Develop sustainable agricultural practices that utilise renewable energy and recycling systemsDevelop sustainable agricultural practices that utilise renewable energy and recycling systemsElective
AHCAGB516 - Select and implement a GIS for sustainable agricultural systemsSelect and implement a GIS for sustainable agricultural systemsElective
AHCAGB517 - Develop and manage a plan for sustainable productionDevelop and manage a plan for sustainable productionElective
AHCAGB518 - Develop climate risk management strategiesDevelop climate risk management strategiesElective
AHCAGB519 - Plan and monitor production processesPlan and monitor production processesElective
AHCAGB520 - Plan production for the whole businessPlan production for the whole businessElective
AHCAGB521 - Select and use agricultural technologySelect and use agricultural technologyElective
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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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Production Horticulture,Poultry,Livestock,Agriculture (Miscellaneous) 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Poultry Production Manager,Stable Manager,Dairy Master Technician,Farm Manager (Cropping),Farm Manager (Livestock),Organic Farmer,Farmer,Production Horticulture Manager,Stud Manager 

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 421 Diploma 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 reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Farm production manager
  • Production unit manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station/property manager.

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:

  • 10 units of competency:
  • 0 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:

  • Select 5 units from Group A
  • Select 3 units from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units aligned to AQF level 4 or above 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 5.

Elective Units

Group A

Agribusiness

AHCAGB513

Develop a farm plan

AHCAGB518

Develop climate risk management strategies

Broadacre cropping

AHCBAC408

Manage agricultural crop production

AHCBAC502

Manage forage conservation

AHCBAC503

Manage integrated crop and pasture production

AHCBAC504

Plan and manage a stored grain program

AHCBAC506

Manage the harvest of crops

AHCBAC507

Develop production plans for crops

AHCBAC508

Apply plant biology to agronomic practices

AHCBAC509

Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and disease control in crops

Business

AHCBUS511

Manage enterprise staff requirements

AHCBUS513

Market products and services

AHCBUS516

Develop and review a business plan

AHCBUS517

Monitor and review business performance

Livestock

AHCLSK501

Manage livestock production

AHCLSK502

Arrange marketing of livestock

AHCLSK503

Develop and implement a breeding strategy

AHCLSK504

Develop livestock health and welfare strategies

AHCLSK505

Develop production plans for livestock

AHCLSK507

Plan, monitor and evaluate strategies to improve livestock through genetics

Organic production

AHCORG507

Develop an organic or biodynamic management plan

AHCORG508

Prepare the enterprise for biodynamic or organic certification

Soils and media

AHCSOL502

Manage soils to enhance sustainability

AHCSOL503

Manage erosion and sediment control

AHCSOL504

Develop and manage a plan to reclaim land affected by salinity

AHCSOL505

Monitor and manage soils for production projects

Work health and safety

AHCWHS502

Manage work health and safety processes

Group B

Agribusiness

AHCAGB512

Plan and manage infrastructure

AHCAGB514

Manage application of agents to crops or pastures

AHCAGB515

Develop sustainable agricultural practices that utilise renewable energy and recycling systems

AHCAGB516

Select and implement a GIS for sustainable agricultural systems

AHCAGB517

Develop and manage a plan for sustainable production

AHCAGB519

Plan and monitor production processes

AHCAGB520

Plan production for the whole business

AHCAGB521

Select and use agricultural technology

AHCAGB522

Implement the introduction of biotechnology into the production system

BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Business

AHCBUS514

Negotiate and monitor contracts

AHCBUS515

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

AHCBUS518

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBHRM506

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

BSBRES411

Analyse and present research information

BSBRSK501

Manage risk

TLIL5019

Implement and monitor transport logistics

TLIR4002

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

TLIR4003

Negotiate a contract

Chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCCHM501

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Deer

AHCDER401

Handle, store and grade deer velvet

AHCDER501

Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements

AHCDER502

Harvest deer velvet

Drainage

AHCDRG502

Design drainage systems

Livestock

AHCLSK506

Design livestock effluent systems

Merchandising and sales

AHCMER501

Develop a sales strategy for rural products

Machinery operation and maintenance

AHCMOM501

Manage machinery and equipment

AHCMOM502

Implement a machinery management system

Natural area restoration

AHCNAR506

Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Organic production

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

Plants

AHCPCM505

Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs 

Shearing

AHCSHG405

Arrange employment for shearing operations

Sustainability

AHCSUS501

Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm

AHCSUS502

Develop and manage a plan to improve biodiversity on a farm

Water

AHCWAT503

Manage water systems

Work

AHCWRK502

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK504

Assess new industry developments

AHCWRK505

Manage trial and research material

AHCWRK509

Provide specialist advice to clients

AHCWRK511

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

AHCWRK512

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture Release 4

AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture 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