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Qualification details

AHC51920 - Diploma of Applied Agronomy (Release 3)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
3 (this release) 30/Mar/2021
(View details for release 2) 13/Feb/2021
(View details for release 1) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCBUS518 - Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reportsPrepare and monitor budgets and financial reportsElective
AHCSOL505 - Monitor and manage soils for productionMonitor and manage soils for productionElective
AHCPHT511 - Develop a horticultural production planDevelop a horticultural production planElective
AHCBAC409 - Provide advice on agronomic productsProvide advice on agronomic productsElective
AHCWRK514 - Manage trial and research materialManage trial and research materialElective
AHCPHT508 - Develop a grape production planDevelop a grape production planElective
AHCIRG510 - Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection programEstablish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection programElective
AHCBUS408 - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkCore
AHCWRK509 - Provide specialist advice to clientsProvide specialist advice to clientsElective
AHCBAC511 - Plan and manage a stored grain programPlan and manage a stored grain programElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 234112 Agricultural Scientist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Agriculture (Miscellaneous) 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Agronomist 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 234112 Agricultural Scientist 09/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0501 Agriculture 09/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 24/Dec/2020 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 3

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.2.

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge of those who work as an agronomist in the agriculture and horticulture industry.

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. It is assumed that an individual undertaking this qualification will have prior agriculture or horticulture industry experience.

Work must comply with workplace health and safety, food safety, biosecurity and environmental regulations, legislation and standards that apply to the workplace.

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:
  • 7 core units plus
  • 5 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:

  • 3 must be from the electives listed below
  • 2 from the remaining electives listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Core Units

AHCAGB521

Select and use agricultural technology

AHCBAC509

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

AHCBAC513

Apply plant biology to agronomic practices

AHCBAC514

Design and manage a crop or pasture nutrition program

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

AHCSOL508

Manage soils to enhance sustainability

AHCWRK513

Write and present reports

Elective Units

AHCAGB514

Manage application of agents to crops or pastures

AHCAGB518

Develop climate risk management strategies

AHCAGB523

Interpret and use agricultural data

AHBAC409

Provice advice on agronomic products

AHCBAC510

Manage integrated crop and pasture production

AHCBAC511

Plan and manage a stored grain program

AHCBAC512

Develop production plans for crops or pastures

AHCBUS518

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCCHM501

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

AHCIRG507

Audit irrigation systems

AHCIRG509

Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

AHCIRG510

Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCNRM507

Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems

AHCPCM507

Diagnose plant health problems

AHCPHT508

Develop a grape production plan

AHCPHT511

Develop a horticultural production plan

AHCSOL505

Monitor and manage soils for production

AHCWAT503

Manage water systems

AHCWRK502

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK509

Provide specialist advice to clients

AHCWRK512

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program

AHCWRK514

Manage trial and research material

BSBCMM511

Communicate with influence

Qualification Mapping Information

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Comments

Equivalence status

AHC51920 Diploma of Applied Agronomy Release 3

AHC51920 Diploma of Applied Agronomy Release 2

Qualification updated to reinstate AGB units, as agreed by the AISC

Equivalent

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72