DIPLOMA OF PRODUCTION HORTICULTURE

 

CRICOS Course Code:

092582M

Duration:

52 weeks

Mode:

National Students:

Classroom Face to Face,

Online – Moodle,

Distance

International Students: 

Classroom Face to Face  (20 hours per week)

 

Units & Assessment Information

Completion of ten (10) units as below:

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems Assessment 1 – Plant health report

Assessment 2 – FieldActivity

Examination – Closed book, 70% Practical Examination on Identification of Pest, disease and weeds and control methods

AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production Assessment 1-Understanding soils

Assessment 2 -Practical – Soil sampling, testing soils for both physical and chemical tests.

Assessment 3- Soil ameliorants short answer question

Assessment 4: Fertiliser calculations & interpreting a soil test report from College Farm.

Examination- Closed book, 70% competency mark

AHCPHT502 Develop a horticultural production plan Assessment 1 _ Project Report

Assessment 2_ Oral Presentation

Assessment 3- Examination – Electronic Examination – 70% competency mark

AHCBUS507 Monitor and Review business performance Assessment 1_ Gathering, analysing and reviewing enterprise data, for effectiveness

Assessment 2_Short answer question

Assessment 3_Human resource and performance requirement

Assessment 4_Watch and learn – Visual Exercise

Assessment Task 5: Farm Gas Tutorial Exercise

Examination: Business Performance Analysis (Calculation and Mathematics in Agribusiness Based Assessment), Competency grade: 70%

AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy Assessment item 1: Assignment based short and extended answer question tasks.

Assessment item 2: Oral presentation

Assessment Item 3: Written Situation Examination on Developing a chemical use strategy

Practical Examination: Spray Calibration, Nozzle Selection and reading of SDS and Chemical Labels.

AHCBUS506 Develop and review a business plan Hurdle based assessment

Assessment Item 1 – Business plan proposal and presentation

Assessment item 2 – Develop a business plan – on a protected cropping scenario based on the Werribee South Simulation

Examination – Review of business plan prepared in Assessment item 2

 AHCAGB501 Plan and monitor production processes Assessment item 1 –Project

Assessment item 2-Examination Online Quiz 50 questions in 50 minutes.

AHCBUS501 Manage Staff Pre-requisite Assessment: Fairwork Australian Online Course all modules must be completed – Currently set at 8 modules.

Assessment Task 1: Understanding work roles and functions

Assessment Task 2: Understanding business functions

Assessment Task 3: Training and the workplace

Assessment Task 4: Legislation

Assessment Task 5: Work health and safety and staff management

Assessment Task 6:  Staff management and procedures for administration of records, and IR management

Examination: Competency grade 70%: Summative assessment, on situation people management in Horticulture / Agriculture and Agribusiness

AHCWHS501  Manage   work   health   and   safety processes Assessment 1 –  Short and extended answer

Assessment 2 – WHS Role play

Assessment 3 – WHS Audit report and recommendations

Assessment 4 – Examination

AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Hurdle based assessment

ASSESSMENT ITEM 1: Assignment: Develop a sustainability policy

ASSESSMENT ITEM 2 & 3:  Practical Task – Presentation & Peer Review: Implement a training program for the policy you have developed, you will also be required to write a procedure detailing the implementation of the policy.

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 121200 Crop Farmers

 

Entry requirements

Age: 16 plus
Language, Literacy and Numeracy: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, asssessed by Language Studies Department
Academic: Completion of equivalent to Certificate IV or higher, Year 12 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 36 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.