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AHC40316 – Certificate IV in Production Horticulture

What is the course about?

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the production horticulture industry.  It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the production horticulture industry.

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable, berry or flower production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

Job titles may include: Farm Team Leader, Farm Supervisor

 

What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to run a production horticulture enterprise. 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:

  • Maintain plants & planted areas
  • Use chemicals safely, effectively & economically
  • Irrigate efficiently
  • Maintain soil health for production
  • Comply with food safety plans and procedures
  • Manage all aspects of commercial horticultural crop production
  • Supervise staff effectively

How long is it going to take?

The course length is 36 months (3 years) or equivalent term determined on a state by state basis. 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 twelve (12) units made up of one (1) core units and eleven (11) elective units.

Elective Units

  • a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units packaged in Certificates III, IV or Diploma 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.
  • Please note the elective listed are the most commonly delivered

CORE

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

ELECTIVES group A

AHCCHM401

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCIRG408

Schedule irrigations

AHCPCM401

Recommend plants and cultural practices

AHCPCM402

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

AHCPHT402

Develop a crop regulation program

AHCPHT404

Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program

AHCNSY401

Plan a growing-on program

AHCNSY402

Plan a propagation program

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

ELECTIVES group B

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

AHCBUS405

Participate in an e-business supply chain

FDFTEC3001

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures

FDFFS3001

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety program*

FDFFS2001A Implement the food safety program and procedures

AHCIRG402

Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system

AHCIRG404

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCIRG405

Plan and coordinate gravity fed irrigation systems

AHCORG401

Manage biodynamic production

AHCORG403

Manage organic soil improvement

AHCPHT401

Assess olive oil for style and quality

AHCPHT403

Develop harvesting and processing specifications to produce an olive oil

AHCPHT405

Manage mushroom substrate preparation

AHCPHT406

Control Phase II mushroom substrate process

AHCPHT407

Manage mushroom crop development

AHCPHT408

Oversee vineyard practices

AHCSOL402

Develop a soil use map for a property

AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402

Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

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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
 

Horticultural , Arboriculture & Business

 

ARO is a registered training organisation #40056.

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Over 11 years experience with ARO from apprenticeship to Advanced Diploma. They gave all possible guidance & help. Their trainers were always readily accessible and the course was made to fit around my work. My study with ARO has been invaluable to my career.

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