CRICOS Course Code:

105049K (VIC/QLD)

Victoria only

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face,

Online (Moodle)

Distance

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fourteen (14) selected units as below.

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program/AHCSOL405 – Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants

Assignment 1 Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions, Terminology, Preparing for soil surveying & sampling activities, soil physical and chemical characteristics & parameters for specific plants, RAW, soil ameliorant and improvement techniques

Assignment 2 Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)- Soil depth and colour ( Munsell chart), Soil texture test ( Ribbon test), Soil pH, Soil structure stability in water, Soil microbes test, Moisture analysis test

Assignment 3 Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definition, PH adjustment, Soil
ameliorant and improvement techniques, Important of organic matter.

AHCNSY403 Plan a growing-on program/ AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program

Assessment item 1 Written questions – Identify issues affecting the growing-on program and develop growing-on plan.

Assessment 2 Project report (1500 – 2000 word limit) – Plan a growing-on program for provided plant material

Assessment item 3 Oral/recorded PowerPoint presentation based on your project report

Assessment item 4 Online presentation

BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding / BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness

Assignment 1  A&B Written Task

Assignment  2 A  Written Task

Assignment  2 B Written Task

Assessment 3 Written Examination

AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

Assessment item 1 Written questions – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures.

Assessment item 2 

  • Written questions -Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control, procedures for hazards identification, assessing and controlling risks & safety training.
  • Practical task – Establishment of workplace procedures

Assessment item 3 

  • Recorded PowerPoint presentation- Facilitate a WHS Meeting; distribute information concerning WHS issues to staff.
  • Written questions – Participation in consultation, procedures for emergency event, WH&S training and maintaining occupational health & safety records and response to emergencies.
AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations

Assessment item 1

  • Part A – Short answer questions on Definitions, Terminology, Water Theory, Extended Answer Questions on Soil and water relationship
  •  Part B – Short Answer questions on Soil and water relationship

Assessment item 2

  • Part A Short Answer Questions – Irrigation Scheduling, Health and Safety, Water Pressure
  • Part B Calculations Exercises: Uniformity / Irrigation Scheduling Calculations, as detailed in
    the exercise.

Assessment item 3 Practical exercise – Irrigation System Uniformity Test

AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Assignment 1  Report – Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Maintenance Plan

Assignment  2 Practical report – – Machinery & equipment operations checks, identifying hazards and associated risk, operation procedures, identifying machinery parts and maintenance requirements, developing and implementing maintenance plan.

AHCWRK401 – Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

Assessment item 1 Written short answer, definition about food legislation, product specification

Assessment item 2 Case study – Risk Assessment in a Quality Assurance Process

Assessment Item 3

  • Part A Written questions – Scenario, flow chart and the HACCP system
  • Part B Case study – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) techniques

Assessment Item 4 Exam (plant nutrition program – calculation of fertilizer use based on soil test reports)

AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices

Assessment 1 Online Wiki web-based information about group of plants

Assessment 2 

  • Part A: : Written short and extended answer questions, definitions, terminologies,
    classifications of plants.
  • Part B: plant observation sheets & class/laboratory activities- Flower Structures & morphological features, Describing Leaves

Assessment 3 Recorded Power point (12-15 slides) – Provide a specialist advice

Assessment 4 Report -Plant Resources Package (180 PLANTS)

Assessment 5 Weekly plant ID test

Assessment 6 Final Online Examination and plants observation test

AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance

Assessment 1 Written Tasks – Short Answer Questions

Assessment 2 Plant resource package – Up to 50 plants for Nursery production

Assessment 3 Written Exam (Plant identification and plan morphology assessment)

AHCBIO401 Plan and implement a biosecurity program

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

AHCPCM405 Implement an integrated pest management program

Activity / Learning Guide (this includes practical assessments).

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: Completion of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment, assessed by Language Studies Department
Academic Requirement: Completion of equivalent to Certificate III or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment.

Tuition Costs

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

CRICOS Course Code:

104911G (VIC/QLD)

Course Duration:

52 Weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle – for persons employed in the industry

Distance – for persons employed in the industry

Apprenticeship

VET in Schools

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week).

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 1: Written questions – Assess pest, disease and disorders

Assessment 2: Worksite base report – Plan the implementation of plant pests, diseases and disorder control measures

Assessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exercise

Assessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

Assessment  1: Practical Activity – Weed Identification & Infestation assessment

Assessment 2 : Written tasks -Monitor, record and report on weed control measures ( cultural, biological, chemical).

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment  1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)

Assessment  2: Work / short answer questions

Assessment  3: Label and SDS Reading exercise (Must achieve a results of 100%)

AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan Assessment 1 : Written Short and Extended Answer Questions- growing media components, Propagation techniques, OH&S hazards, propagation material selection and Australian Standards for potting mixes

Assessment 2 : Practical/ Stimulated or demonstrated activities – propagation techniques

AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program Assessment 1 : Interpreting site plans and specifications, Material, equipment, tools and ma
plant nutrition program, safety checks on equipment & machinery, site hazard management, PPE
selection maintenance & storage and keeping work site safe

Assessment 2 : Short answers questions and fertiliser calculations

Assessment 3 : Verbal questions and Visual Inspection checklist

Examination 

AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media Assessment 1 : Short answers questions on growing media components

Assessment 2  :Extended answers questions on soil and water relationship; equipment requirement, record keeping, hygiene, production
requirements.

Assessment 3 : Practical activities – testing physical, chemical properties of potting mixes; toxic tests.

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities Assessment 1: written questions – prepare for work sites activitiesAssessment 2: practical activity – coordinate and report on work site activities

Examination 

AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies

Assignment 1 : Short answers questions – Prepare for emergency situations, identify and evaluate the emergency

Assignment  2 :

  • Task 1 – First aid Case Scenarios
  • Task 2 – Practical activities – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, risk rating, hierarchy of control, procedures for hazards identification, assessing and controlling risks

AHCNSY314 Operate fertigation equipment Assessment 1 Short answer questions – Understanding process of fertigation

Assessment 2 Practical activities

  • Testing chemical properties of water for irrigation
  • Operation of fertigation system at ACAH demonstration farm
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems Assessment 1: written questions

  • Locate and identify faulty components and blockages
  • apply shutdown sequence and isolation procedures

Assessment 2: Practical activities – Irrigation system description questionnaire for all the different types of irrigation systems

Assessment 3: Examination – knowledge skills and terminology, assessing Trouble irrigation systems

AHCNSY308 Maintain nursery plants Assessment 1

Part A: Short answers questions

Part B: Extended answers questions

Assessment 2: Practical activities/Practical Demonstration – Measuring pH using pH meter and EC

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes  Assessment 1: Written questions – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures

 Assessment 2 : Written questions and practical assessment – WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures

 Assessment 3: Written questions – PPE, Incident, Accident reporting

 Assessment 4: Online quiz

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Assessment item 1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)

Assessment item 2:  Work / short answer questions

Assessment item 3: Label and SDS Reading exercise (Must achieve a results of 100%)

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Assessment 1 : Written tasks – 40 questions

Assessment 2 : Calibration activity

Assessment 3 : Practical activity / record keeping

Assessment 4 : Examination – Label and SDS reading

AHCPCM306 Provide information on plants and their culture Assessment 1 : Written Questions & Case Studies – Identifying Horticulture Issues, questioning techniques, information gathering,
relevant issues & providing expert adviceAssessment 2 : Extended Answers Questions – Plant Identification techniques, Plant selection, Plant Physiology, Plant habit
and growth characteristics.

Assessment 3 : Developing plants profile

Assessment 4 : Weekly Quiz

Assessment 5 : Examination

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirement: all students must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of equivalent to certificate II or higher or Year 10 equivalent completed or an interest in horticultural studies or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment or a genuine interest in commencing a career in horticulture.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Course Duration:

20 Weeks

Study Mode:

Classroom (face to face)
Online-moodle
Distance
Traineeship

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (16) units as below.

Unit Asessment
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds

Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

Activity 1 Short answer questions ( Workplace safety )

Activity 2 Exercise ( Recognising hazard in the workplace)

Activity 3 Short answer questions ( Risk control)

Activity 4 Short answer questions ( Risk assessment and report risk)

Activity 5 & Activity 6  Exercises ( Safety working procedures)

Practical task

End of unit test

AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry Activity 1 & Activity 2 Understanding Your Workplace Structure

Activity 3 – Understanding the horticulture industry

Activity 4. Occupational health and safety (OH&S)

Activity 5. The Code of Practice in your workplace

Activity 6. Knowing when tasks are done correctly

Activity 7. A daily work schedule

Activity 8. Priorities

Activity 9. Positive actions on problems

AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities Activity 1 Practical task (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 2 Multiple choice questions (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 3 Short answer questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 4 Practical task (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 5 Matching exercise (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 6 Short answer questions (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 7 Practical task (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 8 Short answer questions (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 9 Matching exercise (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 10 Practical task (Separation and division )

Activity 11 Multiple choice questions (Separation and division )

Activity 12 Matching exercise (Separation and division )

Activity 13 Practical task (Stenting)

Activity 14 Short answer questions (Stenting)

Activity 15 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 16 Practical task (Budding)

Activity 17 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 18  Practical task (Layering)

Activity 19 Multiple choice questions (Layering)

AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing Activity 1 Written task ( Locating services)Activity 2 Written task (Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare)Activity 3 Written task (Personal Protective Equipment)

Activity 4 Written task (Soil texture)

Activity 5 Written task (Soil structure)

Activity 6 Written task (Soil colour)

Activity 7 Written task (Soil chemical properties)

Activity 8 Written task (Properties of growing media)

Activity 9 Calculating task ( Air Filled Porosity)

AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders Activity 1 Written questions  ( Identifying insects and mites)Activity 2 Written questions (Identifying plant diseases)

Activity 3 Written questions ( Monitoring pests and diseases)

Activity 4 Written questions ( Treatment methods)

Activity 5 Written questions ( Treatment application)

Activity 6 Written questions ( Post treatment operations)

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision Activity 1  Short  answer questions about Preparing spray equipment

Activity 2  Short  answer questions about Calibration of boom spray

Activity 3 Short  answer questions about Identify hazards and assess risks associated with hazardous substances

Activity 4  Short  answer questions about Personal and public safety in using hazardous substances

Activity 5 Short  answer questions about Disposing of water waste

Activity 6 Short  answer questions about Accidental poisoning

Activity 7 Short  answer questions about Correctly apply treatment

Activity 8 Short  answer questions about Storage of chemicals

Activity 9 Short  answer questions about Recording and reporting chemical application and storage details

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Activity 1 Written task (Identifying resources used in own work role )Activity 2 Written task (Documenting and measure current usage of resources using appropriate
techniques)

Activity 3 Written task ( Recording and filing documentation measuring current usage, using
technology (such as software systems) )

Activity 4 Written task (Identifying and reporting workplace environmental hazards to
appropriate personnel)

Activity 5 Written task (Reporting breaches or potential breaches to appropriate personnel )

Activity 6 Group task

AHCPGD201 Plants trees and shrubs Activity 1 Written questions about Workplace risk assessmentActivity 2 Checklist on Preparation for planting operations

Activity 3 Written questions about Site preparation

Activity 4 Written questions about Prepare trees and shrubs for planting

Activity 5 Written questions about Inspect plants and report problem

Activity 6 Written questions about Install trees and shrubs

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants Activity 1 Workplace risk assessment

Activity 2 Checklist of tools and supplies commonly used in potting up plants

Activity 3 Written task – Health and safety requirements of your workplace for the handling and potting up of potting mixes.

Activity 4 Written task – Testing potting mixes using at your workplace

Activity 5 Written task – Water and fertilising

Activity 6 Written task – Procedure to dispose of the waste material at your workplace

AHCNSY206 Care for nursery plants Activity 1 & Activity 2 Written tasks (Tending plant safely)

Activity 3 Written task (Tending nursery plant)

Activity 4 Written task ( Applying fertiliser)

Activity 5 Written task (Pruning)

Activity 6 Written task (Complete nursery plant maintenance operation)

AHCPCM201 Recognise plants Activity 1 Written task (Prepare plant for recognition )Activity 2 Written task ( Inflorescence)Activity 3 Sketching task (leaves)

Activity 4 Written task ( Information on plants )

AHCIRG221 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees  Activity 1 Written task ( Workplace Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment

)Activity 2 Written task (PPE Selection & Maintenance)

Activity 3 Written task (Identifying tools for pruning situation)

Activity 4 Written task ( Pruning techniques)

Activity 5 Written task ( Compartmentalisation of decay in trees)

AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

Classifications

ANZSCO 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of equivalent to Certificate I, or primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or a genuine interest in horticulture. Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

CRICOS Course Code:

104843C (VIC/QLD)

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance.

International Students:

Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of ten (10) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWHS502 Manage work health and safety processes

Assessment Item 1: Task – Short Answer Questions and Scenario Analysis

Assessment Item 2: Role play (Demonstration exercise)

Assessment item 3: Audit report and checklist Examination: Overall Assessment of Legislation and application of OHS Processes in Industry

AHCBUS511 – Manage enterprise staff requirements

Assessment task 1: Short Answer Questions

Assessment task 2: Presentation on Inventory Management

Assessment Task 3: Examination on Supply chains and inventory management or Practical Using Beer Game Modeling

AHCPCM508 – Develop an integrated pest management program

Assessment 1: Plant health report

Assessment 2: Field Activity

Examination: Closed book

BSBESB406 Establish operational strategies and procedures for new business ventures

Assessment item 1: Plant specimen collections (field visit)

Assessment item 2: Dry and preserving Plants

Assessment item 3: Plants Selection for a Nursery Project – 50 plants

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

Assessment 1: Project

Assessment 2: Oral Presentation

Assessment 3: Examination

AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production

Assessment 1: Internet assignment – Understanding soils

Assessment 2: Practical activities – test soils

Assessment 3: Soil ameliorates short answer question

Examination: Closed book

AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

Assessment item 1: (short and extended answer research questions)Task A Task B

Task C Task D

Assessment item 2: Oral presentation

Assessment Item 3: Written Exam closed book on

AHCPCM507 Diagnose plant health problems

Assessment item 1: Identify Industry Nursery Industry Needs for a Consultant – Essay Report

Assessment item 2: Recommend and provide advice on a Nursery Industry Problem

Assessment item 3: Short Test – in no more than 300 words provide a solution for the prescribed problem or scenario.

AHCWAT503 Manage water systems

Assignment 1: Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2: Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3: Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

AHCWRK513 Write and present reports

Assignment 1: Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2: Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3: Spray Calibration, Spill Kit

Examination

Classifications

ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements:  all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement:  Completion of equivalent to Diploma 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

CRICOS Course Code:

104839K (VIC/QLD)

Course Duration:

52 weeks

Study Mode:

National Students:

Classroom face to face

Online – Moodle

Distance

International Students:

Classroom face to face only ( 20 hours per week)

Unit and Assessment Information:

Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPHT409 Develop a crop regulation program

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination

BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader

Assessment Task 1 – Assignment (Questions & Case study)

Assessment Item 2 – Section B: (short answer questions, and case studies)

Assessment Task 3 – Examination

AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

Assessment item 1 – Written questions

Assessment 2 – Case study

Assessment item 3 -Written questions

Assessment item 4- Written questions/scenario Field visits or Practical

Assessment 5 – Examination

AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework

Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task

Assignment  2 A – Written Task

Assignment  2 – B Written Task

Assessment 3 – Written Examination

AHCBIO401 Plan and implement a biosecurity program

Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research Questions

Assignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk

Assessment (Practical Exercise)Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kitExamination

AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Assessment item 1 –Project

Assessment item 2-Oral presentation

Assessment item 3-Practical activity & report

AHCNSY403 Plan a growing-on program

Assessment item 1 AssignmentPart A Part B

Assessment item 2 – Practical report

Assessment item 3 –Exam

AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations

Assessment item 1 Task 1- Part A Task 1- Part B

Assessment item 2 Task 2- Part A Task 2- Part B

Assessment item 3 -Task 3- Practical

AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task

Assignment  2 A – Written Task

Assignment  2 – B Written Task

Assessment 3 – Written Examination

AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices

Assessment item 1 -Task 1 Task 2 Task 3(Practical activities)

Assessment item 2 Task 1 Task 2 Task 3

Assessment Item 3-Report
Assessment Item 4-Exam

AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program

Assessment 1   Written Tasks

Assessment 2   Project report

Assessment 3   Exam

AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results

Assessment item 1 -Task 1- Written Questions- soil profile and horizons, conducting soil surveys, soil samplings, hazard identification and risk assessment, soil texture and structure, soil, plant & water relationship
Task 2 – Practical activities – Determining soil depth and colour, soil texture, soil structure and stability, soil pH, Soil EC,
Assessment item 2 Task 1- written Questions – plant nutrition program, recording climate data, CEC, nutrient for plant growth, essential micro & macro- nutrients, nutrient status in soil, nutrient disorders symptoms, fertilisers types and methods of applications
Task 2 – Fertiliser calculations
Assessment Item 3-Report – Developing plant nutrition program
Assessment Item 4-Examination (Closed Book)

 

Classifications

ANZSCO 121200 Crop Farmers

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirements: Completion of Certificate III in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 11 general schooling or 2 years work experience in horticultural related field.

 

Tuition Costs

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

CRICOS Course Code:

104910H (VIC / QLD)
Course Duration:

52 Weeks

Study Mode:

National Students – Classroom (Face-to-Face), Apprenticeship, VET in Schools, Online – moodle  and Distance (for employed persons in the industry).
International Students – Classroom face to face Only ( 20 hours per week).

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders Assessment 1: Written Tasks – Identify pests, diseases and disordersAssessment 2: Worksite base report

Assessment 3: Practical activity / Simulated workplace exercise – Assess pests, diseases and disorders.

Assessment item 4: Quiz / Examination

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Assessment item 1:

Task A Written questions – Identify resources and sustainable practices on farm / at your workplace

Task B Written questions – Communicating changes to work procedures

Assessment item 2: Case study

Assessment 3 Checklist/ Survey about areas environmental impacts and inefficiency in your workplace

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Activity 1 Verbal task about Machinery and Hand toolsActivity 2 Written task ( Workplace Risk Assessment )

Activity 3 Observation checklist

Activity 4 Written task

Activity 5 Label activity

Activity 6 Written task ( Cleaning and storage)

Activity 7 Practical task ( Operate a brush cutter)

AHCNSY313 Implement a propagation plan Assignment 1 – A&B Written Task – Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions, Terminology,
growing media components, Propagation techniques, OH&S hazards, propagation material selection
and Australian Standards for potting mixesAssignment  2  – Practical / Simulated or demonstrated activities

Activity 1 – Sexual propagation method

Activity 2 – Propagate plants using different propagation techniques

Assessment 3 – Written Examination

AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures Assessment 1 Written task ( Identify biosecurity threats and determine control measures for sites)Assessment 2 Short answer questions (Apply biosecurity control measures to site activities)

Assessment 3 Practical task ( Monitor biosecurity procedures)

AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities Assessment 1 Written questions (Prepare work site activities; Organise resources)Assessment 2 Practical activity

Examination

AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies Assessment 1Part A Written questions ( Prepare for emergency situations; Identify and evaluate the emergency)

Part B Written questions (Implement fire protection and control procedures; Safely confine the emergency where possible)

Assessment 2 Written ask – First aid case study scenarios

AHCNSY314 Operate fertigation equipment Assessment 1 Short answer questionsAssessment 2 Practical activities

Part A – Testing the chemical properties of water for irrigation

Part B – Operation of Fertigation System at ACAH Demonstration Farm

AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems Assessment 1 Short answer questions on carry out pre-start checks; inspect and operate the system; monitor irrigation system performance.Assessment 2 Written questions and practical activities on operating of irrigation system at ACAH demonstrated farm.
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements Assessment 1 Written questions and Quality specification scenarioAssessment 2 Practical activities/ exercise – Record the procedure for production at demonstrate farm in accordance with workplace requirements ; write a flow diagram from point of seed to dispatch for any “one” horticultural crop grown

Examination

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Assessment 1: Written questions on applying work health and safety policies and procedures

Assessment 2 Written questions & Practical assessment on assisting in workplace hazard identification and risk control

Assessment 3 Practical activity / Workplace based activity / simulated exercise

Assessment 4: Examination

AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals Assessment item 1: Practical assessment (calibration exercise) – (must achieve a result of 100%)Assessment item 2:  Work / short answer questions

Assessment item 3: Label and SDS Reading exercise (Must achieve a results of 100%)

AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsDetermine the need for chemical use and prepare a application plan)

Assignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

AHCPHT315 Establish horticultural crops Assignment 1 – Short Answer Research QuestionsAssignment 2 – Short Answer Questions & Risk Assessment (Practical Exercise)

Assignment 3 – Spray Calibration, spill kit Examination

Classifications

ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic:
Completion of Certificate II in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 10 general schooling or 2 years’ work experience in horticultural related field or interested in commencing a career in horticulture.

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page

AHC20320 Certificate II in Production Horticulture

Note: This course is for delivery to National Students only.

Duration:

20 Weeks

SBAT – 104 Weeks

Intakes:

Fortnightly

Mode:

Classroom (face to face)
Online-moodle
Distance
Traineeship

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of fifteen (15) units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes (Core) Activity 1 Short answer questions ( Workplace safety )Activity 2 Exercise ( Recognising hazard in the workplace)

Activity 3 Short answer questions ( Risk control)

Activity 4 Short answer questions ( Risk assessment and report risk)

Activity 5 & Activity 6  Exercises ( Safety working procedures)

Practical task

End of unit test

AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Activity 1 Written task (Identifying resources used in own work role )

Activity 2 Written task (Documenting and measure current usage of resources using appropriate
techniques)

Activity 3 Written task ( Recording and filing documentation measuring current usage, using
technology (such as software systems) )

Activity 4 Written task (Identifying and reporting workplace environmental hazards to
appropriate personnel)

Activity 5 Written task (Reporting breaches or potential breaches to appropriate personnel )

Activity 6 Group task

AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing Activity 1 Written task ( Locating services)Activity 2 Written task (Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare)

Activity 3 Written task (Personal Protective Equipment)

Activity 4 Written task (Soil texture)

Activity 5 Written task (Soil structure)

Activity 6 Written task (Soil colour)

Activity 7 Written task (Soil chemical properties)

Activity 8 Written task (Properties of growing media)

Activity 9 Calculating task ( Air Filled Porosity)

AHCPHT215 Plant horticultural crops Activity 1 Written task ( Type of resources required in horticultural plant production)Activity 2 Short answer questions ( Identify and confirm maintenance requirements  for Horticulture/ Agriculture)

Activity 3 Written task ( Tools for job)

Activity 4 Calculation exercise

Activity 5 Calculation exercise

AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision Activity 1 Written task (Preparing spray equipment)Activity 2 Written task ( Calibration of boom spray)

Activity 3 Written task ( Identify hazards and assess risks associated with hazardous substances)

Activity 4 Written task (Personal and public safety in using hazardous substances)

Activity 5 Written task ( Disposing of treatment waste)

Activity 6 Written task (Accidental poisoning )

Activity 7 Written task ( Correctly apply treatment)

Activity 8 Written task ( Storage of chemicals)

Activity 9 Written task ( Reporting and recording injury or poisoning

AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities Activity 1 Practical task (Separating cells for seedlings)Activity 2 Multiple choice questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 3 Short answer questions (Separating cells for seedlings)

Activity 4 Practical task (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 5 Matching exercise (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 6 Short answer questions (Types of softwood cuttings)

Activity 7 Practical task (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 8 Short answer questions (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 9 Matching exercise (Lining out cuttings)

Activity 10 Practical task (Separation and division )

Activity 11 Multiple choice questions (Separation and division )

Activity 12 Matching exercise (Separation and division )

Activity 13 Practical task (Stenting)

Activity 14 Short answer questions (Stenting)

Activity 15 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 16 Practical task (Budding)

Activity 17 Multiple choice questions (Stenting)

Activity 18  Practical task (Layering)

Activity 19 Multiple choice questions (Layering)

AHCPMG201 Treat weeds Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCPMG202 Treat pests, diseases and disorders Activity 1 Written questions  ( Identifying insects and mites)Activity 2 Written questions (Identifying plant diseases)

Activity 3 Written questions ( Monitoring pests and diseases)

Activity 4 Written questions ( Treatment methods)

Activity 5 Written questions ( Treatment application)

Activity 6 Written questions ( Post treatment operations)

AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCIRG221 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications (Core) Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments),
Quiz Assessment.
AHCNSY206 Care for nursery plants Activity 1 & Activity 2 Written tasks (Tending plant safely)Activity 3 Written task (Tending nursery plant)

Activity 4 Written task ( Applying fertiliser)

Activity 5 Written task (Pruning)

Activity 6 Written task (Complete nursery plant maintenance operation)

AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees  Activity 1 Written task ( Workplace Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment)Activity 2 Written task (PPE Selection & Maintenance)

Activity 3 Written task (Identifying tools for pruning situation)

Activity 4 Written task ( Pruning techniques)

Activity 5 Written task ( Compartmentalisation of decay in trees)

AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry (Core) Activity 1 & Activity 2 Understanding Your Workplace Structure

Activity 3 – Understanding the horticulture industry

Activity 4. Occupational health and safety (OH&S)

Activity 5. The Code of Practice in your workplace

Activity 6. Knowing when tasks are done correctly

Activity 7. A daily work schedule

Activity 8. Priorities

Activity 9. Positive actions on problems

AHCBIO204 Follow site biosecurity procedures (Core) Activity / Learning Guide  (this includes practical assessments)

Classifications

ANZSCO 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant

 

Entry requirements

Age:  16 plus
English Proficiency Requirements All candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirement: Completion of Equivalent to Certificate I, or Primary school equivalent, or currently employed in the parks and gardens industry or interested in career in horticulture

Tuition Costs

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.

For Horticulture courses in Melbourne and Cairns

CRICOS Course Code:

104841E

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
AHCPCM507 Diagnose plant health problems Assessment 1 – Plant health report

Assessment 2 – Field Activity

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

AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production Assessment 1-Understanding soilsAssessment 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

AHCPHT511 Develop a Horticultural Production Plan Assessment 1 _ Project Report

Assessment 2_ Oral Presentation

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

AHCWRK512 Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program 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.

AHCBUS516 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

 AHCHYD501 Develop a plan for a hydroponic system Assessment item 1 –Project

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

AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements 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

AHCWHS502  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
English Proficiency Requirements: all candidates must complete a Language Literacy & Numeracy Assessment, assessed by the Language Studies Department.
Academic Requirements: Completion of Certificate IV in Horticulture or related field or equivalent to Australian Year 12 general schooling or 2 years work experience in horticultural related field.

Tuition Costs

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