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Unit of competency details

AHCNSY203 - Undertake propagation activities (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCNSY203A - Undertake propagation activitiesThis unit is equivalent to AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities. 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 3.0,4.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-3.0 

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out a range of propagation tasks.

It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Nursery (NSY)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for plant propagation

1.1 Clarify work activity instructions with supervisor

1.2 Identify any work health and safety hazards and tell supervisor

1.3 Select and use tools and equipment for potting up

1.4 Clean and disinfect work area

1.5 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.6 Collect propagation material using the appropriate method for the species

1.7 Maintain and store propagation material to ensure maximum viability

2. Propagate plants

2.1 Apply pre-treatment appropriate to the propagation method and species

2.2 Carry out propagation techniques appropriate to the requirements of the species

2.3 Handle propagation material in a way that minimises damage and maximises viability

2.4 Apply water and nutrients to suit the media conditions, plant requirements and propagation techniques used

2.5 Apply labels

2.6 Monitor plant health and take remedial action if required

3. Complete propagation activities

3.1 Collect waste and dispose of or recycle to minimise damage to the external environment

3.2 Maintain records of activities in the appropriate format

3.3 Clean and store tools and equipment

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • prepare for plant propagation according to instructions
  • collect propagation material as appropriate to species
  • apply pre-treatments
  • apply water and nutrients
  • carry out a variety of propagation techniques
  • collect propagation material
  • maintain environmental parameters and temperature controls
  • minimise damage to and maximise viability of propagated material
  • maintain records of activities

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the principles and practices of propagation
  • botany and plant physiology as it applies to propagation
  • common problems that occur while performing propagation activities
  • enterprise hygiene requirements
  • enterprise requirements for handling and disposal of nursery wastes
  • maintenance requirements of tools and equipment used for propagation
  • plant nutrition
  • propagation methods required for a range of plant species
  • quality specifications/characteristics of a range of parent plants and propagation materials
  • record keeping relevant to the work function

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

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