Qualification details

AHC51513 - Diploma of Viticulture (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 01/Mar/2013

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC51516 - Diploma of ViticultureThis qualification is equivalent to AHC51513 Diploma of Viticulture. 26/Jun/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCBAC505A - Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and/or disease control in cropsPlan and manage long-term weed, pest and/or disease control in crops Elective
AHCBIO501A - Manage active operational emergency disease or plant pest sitesManage active operational emergency disease or plant pest sites Elective
AHCBIO502A - Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control programManage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program Elective
AHCBUS501A - Manage staffManage staff Elective
AHCBUS502A - Market products and servicesMarket products and services Elective
AHCBUS503A - Negotiate and monitor contractsNegotiate and monitor contracts Elective
AHCBUS505A - Develop a marketing planDevelop a marketing plan Elective
AHCBUS506A - Develop and review a business planDevelop and review a business plan Elective
AHCBUS507A - Monitor and review business performanceMonitor and review business performance Elective
AHCBUS508A - Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reportsPrepare and monitor budgets and financial reports Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121215 Grape Grower 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1313-17 Fruit And Nut Grower 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Production Horticulture,Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Farm Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121215 Grape Grower 01/Nov/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1313-17 Fruit And Nut Grower 01/Nov/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 01/Nov/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 01/Mar/2013 
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Modification History


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Initial release


This qualification is designed to meet the needs of managers in the viticulture industry.

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

  • Viticulture farm manager.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the Qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include

  • AHC40310 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture


  • with equivalent technical skills in vineyard operations and vocational experience in a supervisory or technician role but no formal qualification. 

Pathways from the Qualification 

Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC60110 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or AHC60310 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, the qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a production management level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation.
  • Writing to audience needs.
  • Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers.
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements.
  • Establishing/using networks.
  • Sharing information.
  • Negotiating responsively.


  • Working as an individual and a team member.
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Identifying and using the strengths of other team members.


  • Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems.
  • Showing independence and initiative in identifying problems.
  • Solving problems individually or in teams.
  • Applying a range of strategies in problem solving.
  • Using numeracy skills to solve problems.
  • Testing assumptions and taking context into account.

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations.
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges.
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others.
  • Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters.
  • Translating ideas into actions.
  • Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision.

Planning and organising

  • Collecting, analysing and organising information.
  • Using basic business systems for planning and organising.
  • Being appropriately resourceful.
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes.
  • Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables.
  • Determining or applying required resources.
  • Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements.
  • Managing time and priorities.
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies.


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level.


  • Being open to learning new ideas and techniques.
  • Learning in a range of settings including informal learning.
  • Participating in ongoing learning.
  • Learning in order to accommodate change.
  • Contributing to the learning of others.


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment.
  • Using basic technology skills.
  • Using technology to organise data.
  • Applying technology as a management tool.

Packaging Rules

Completion of 10 units of competency comprising four (4) core units and six (6) elective units.

Core Units of Competency 


Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage staff


Unit code 

Unit title 


Diagnose plant health problems

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Develop a grape production plan


Unit code 

Unit title 


Monitor and manage soils for production

Elective Units of Competency 

  • select three (3) units from the elective list below
  • select three additional (3) units from the elective list below, or from units packaged in Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the viticulture industry.

Broadacre cropping 

Unit code 

Unit title 


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


Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage active operational emergency disease or plant pest sites


Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program


Unit code 

Unit title 


Market products and services


Negotiate and monitor contracts


Develop a marketing plan


Develop and review a business plan


Monitor and review business performance


Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports


Manage risk


Implement and monitor transport logistics


Source goods/services and evaluate contractors


Unit code 

Unit title 


Develop and manage a chemical use strategy


Unit code 

Unit title 


Design drainage systems


Unit code 

Unit title 


Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs


Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems


Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage machinery and equipment


Implement a machinery management system

Natural area restoration 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


Unit code 

Unit title 


Develop an organic management plan


Prepare the enterprise for organic certification

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 


Evaluate wine


Manage a wine making process


Unit code 

Unit title 


Manage water systems


Unit code 

Unit title 


Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

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