Qualification details

AHC51816 - Diploma of Organic Farming (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC51812 - Diploma of Organic FarmingThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC51812 Diploma of Organic Farming 26/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 3.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCAGB501 - Develop climate risk management strategiesDevelop climate risk management strategies Elective
AHCAGB504 - Plan production for the whole businessPlan production for the whole business Core
AHCBAC408 - Manage agricultural crop productionManage agricultural crop production Elective
AHCBAC503 - Manage integrated crop and pasture productionManage integrated crop and pasture production Elective
AHCBAC505 - Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in cropsPlan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops Elective
AHCBAC506 - Manage the harvest of cropsManage the harvest of crops Elective
AHCBAC507 - Develop production plans for cropsDevelop production plans for crops Elective
AHCBUS501 - Manage staffManage staff Elective
AHCBUS502 - Market products and servicesMarket products and services Elective
AHCBUS503 - Negotiate and monitor contractsNegotiate and monitor contracts Elective
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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 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 421 Diploma 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

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 within an organic farming enterprise who manage enterprise production units, manage the certification and continued compliance with organic standards and develop and maintain organic produce supply chains. It is designed to meet the needs of owners and managers of organic farming enterprises.

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

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

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 10 units of competency:
  • 2 core units plus
  • 8 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 2 units from Group A
  • select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 1 unit 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.

Core Units 

AHCAGB504

Plan production for the whole business

AHCORG506

Manage an agroecology production system

Elective Units 

Group A 

Organic farming 

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG402

Manage organic livestock production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

AHCORG407

Manage a landless organic production system

AHCORG408

Manage on farm composting

AHCORG501

Develop an organic management plan

AHCORG502

Prepare the enterprise for organic certification

AHCORG503

Design and document an organic farm landscape

AHCORG504

Develop and manage a community based marketing supply chain

AHCORG505

Develop and monitor a sustainable production plan

AHCPER507

Research and interpret requirements for a permaculture project

AHCSOL501

Monitor and manage soils for production projects

Group B 

Agribusiness 

AHCAGB501

Develop climate risk management strategies

AHCBUS502

Market products and services

AHCBUS503

Negotiate and monitor contracts

AHCBUS508

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

AHCMER501

Develop a sales strategy for rural products

BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

Broadacre cropping 

AHCBAC408

Manage agricultural crop production

AHCBAC503

Manage integrated crop and pasture production

AHCBAC505

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

AHCBAC506

Manage the harvest of crops

AHCBAC507

Develop production plans for crops

Business 

AHCBUS501

Manage staff

AHCBUS506

Develop and review a business plan

AHCBUS507

Monitor and review business performance

BSBRSK501

Manage risk

Chemicals 

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

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

AHCLSK506

Design livestock effluent systems

Natural area restoration 

AHCNAR506

Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Production horticulture 

AHCPCM501

Diagnose plant health problems

AHCPHT502

Develop a horticultural production plan

AHCPHT503

Manage a controlled growing environment

Water 

AHCIRG503

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

AHCWAT502

Manage water systems

Work health and safety 

AHCWHS501

Manage work health and safety processes

Work  

AHCWRK501

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

AHCWRK502

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK504

Assess new industry developments

AHCWRK511

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC51816 Diploma of Organic Farming

Release 3

AHC51816 Diploma of Organic Farming

Release 2

AHCORG506 and AHCORG408 typo in titles corrected.
Updated chemical unit code and removed prerequisite requirements table.

Equivalent qualification

Links

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

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