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AHC30616 – Certificate III in production horticulture

What is the course about?

This Horticulture qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production or mushroom production context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed enterprises, both.

Job titles may include: Vegetable farm worker, Orchard farm worker, Mushroom farm worker

What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to work under supervision as a skilled operator or assistant to a tradesperson in the horticulture industry. Students complete a range of general horticulture modules & may choose electives from a range of industry specific modules.
Depending on the subject chosen, you will be able to:

  • Operate tractors, equipment & machinery
  • Harvest & treating plants
  • Harvest horticultural crops mechanically
  • Establish horticultural crops
  • Apply chemicals safely
  • Treat weeds, pests & diseases
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems

How long is it going to take?

The course length is 36 months. But this can be shortened depending on your current skills which can go towards recognised prior learning (RPL).

How is the qualification delivered?

If you are currently employed in Horticulture, training can be delivered through a “Traineeship”. The trainers come to your workplace & use your practical work experience combined with the bookwork to help you achieve your certificate.

If you are currently not employed in Horticulture, ARO can still help you. Please contact us to discuss your options.

What does the course contain?

  • Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of one
  • (1) core unit & fourteen (14) elective units.
  • A minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A
  • A minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • A maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the production horticulture industry.

CORE

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

ELECTIVES A

AHCPHT301 Carry out crop regulation programme
AHCPHT302 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest programme
AHCPHT304 Harvest horticultural crops mechanically
AHCPHT305 Regulate crops
AHCPHT306 Establish horticultural crops
AHCPHT307 Prepare raw materials & compost the feed stocks
AHCPHT308 Prepare value added compost-based products
AHCPHT309 Supervise mushroom substrate preparation

ELECTIVES B

AHCCHM303 Prepare & apply chemicals
AHCBIO301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
AHCBIO302 Identify & report unusual disease or plant pest signs
AHCBIO303 Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
AHCBIO304 Carry out movement & security procedures
AHCBIO305 Monitor & review biosecurity measures
AHCCHM301 Conduct fumigation in enclosed spaces
AHCCHM302 Fumigate soils using chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport store & handle chemicals
AHCIRG301 Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system
AHCIRG302 Install irrigation systems
AHCIRG303 Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG305 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems
AHCDRG302 Measure draining system performance
AHCDRG303 Trouble shoot draining systems
AHCHYD301 Implement a maintenance programme for hydroponic systems
AHCHYD302 Install hydroponic systems
AHCMOM301 Coordinate machinery & equipment maintenance & repair
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery & equipment
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery & equipment
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery & equipment
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases & disorders
AHCPMG303 Maintain biological cultures
AHCPMG304 Release biological agents
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
AHCWRK308 Handle bulk materials in storage
AHCWRK313 Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

 

ARO Educational Services

Code & title of qualification: Certificate III in Production Horticulture

Code Title Core/Elective
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCPHT301 Carry out crop regulation programme Core
AHCPHT302 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting elective
AHCPHT303 Implement a post-harvest programme elective
AHCPHT304 Harvest horticultural crops mechanically elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare & apply chemicals elective
AHCBIO301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response elective
AHCBIO302 Identify & report unusual disease or plant pest signs elective
AHCWRK308 Handle bulk materials in storage elective
AHCWRK313 Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices elective
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery & equipment elective
AHCPMG301 Control weeds elective
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases & disorders elective
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery & equipment elective
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery & equipment elective

Client(s): Target group are primarily engaged in a horticulture industry environment, & is likely to be involved in coordinating a wide range of activities. Target group are experienced workers in this type of organisation, but may have no qualification & or require up skilling of current knowledge & skills. They are existing new employees or can be longer existing workers.

Equipment / Facilities: All equipment/facilities used for training purposes are supplied by the employer at the training location & or by the trainer (where applicable). Applicable OHS compliance & instruction apply at all times of training & assessment.

 

Delivery & assessment arrangements

 

Duration: The program is delivered over a period of …36 MONTHS….
Organisation: The 16 units of competency in the qualification have been organised into an on-the-job training programme comprising of three ‘general work skills’ modules & four ‘applied industry skills’ modules.

The programme is organised so that candidates are provided with background information on general skills such as Contribute to OHS processes, in the ‘general work skills’ modules & are given the opportunity to apply these skills in the ‘applied industry skills’ modules.

For example, Contribute to OHS processes & the applied industry skill- Prepare & Apply Chemicals.

It is only when the client successfully completes both modules that they deemed competent in the unit of competency AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes.

The alignment between the units of competency & the training programme appears on the following page.

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We're more than happy to help you select a course you're interested in, or to answer any enquiries you may have.

For general enquiries, please direct your emails to enquiries@aroeducation.com or phone 08 8339 1066
 

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ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.

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