Unit of competency details

AHCSOL202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaThis unit is equivalent to AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media. 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FBP - Food, Beverage and PharmaceuticalFood, Beverage and Pharmaceutical 2.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.1-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FBP20518 - Certificate II in Wine Industry OperationsCertificate II in Wine Industry Operations 
AHC31716 - Certificate III in Natural Area RestorationCertificate III in Natural Area Restoration 
AHC31616 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and WildlifeCertificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife 1-3 
AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryCertificate III in Production Nursery 1-4 
AHC21616 - Certificate II in LandscapingCertificate II in Landscaping 
AHC21516 - Certificate II in FloricultureCertificate II in Floriculture 
AHC21116 - Certificate II in IrrigationCertificate II in Irrigation 
AHC21016 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate II in Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC20916 - Certificate II in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate II in Sports Turf Management 
AHC20816 - Certificate II in Retail NurseryCertificate II in Retail Nursery 1-2 
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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 assist with the sampling and testing of soil or growing media sampling and testing.

This unit 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.

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

Soils and media (SOL)

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. Collect soil or media samples for testing

1.1 Discuss task requirements with supervisor and seek clarification where necessary

1.2 Prepare tools and materials for collecting samples

1.3 Take and prepare samples as instructed

1.4 Assist with labelling and recording samples if required

2. Perform basic tests on soil or media sample

2.1 Recognise basic features of a soil profile

2.2 Assist with testing or inspecting physical properties of samples

2.3 Assist with testing chemical properties of samples

2.4 Relate soil test results to suitability of the soil or media for growing

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 AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media.

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:

  • collect soil and media samples
  • perform basic descriptive tests for soil texture, salinity and pH
  • describe soils or media using commonly used descriptive terms
  • assist with the use of simple soil testing equipment for testing pH and salinity
  • prepare records of soil sampling results as required

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • principles and practices for recognising soils or growing media properties
  • basic soil or media field tests
  • soil or media chemical properties
  • soil or media physical properties
  • soil or media plant relationships
  • soil sampling techniques

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

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