AHC20320 Certificate II in Production Horticulture

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


20 Weeks

SBAT – 104 Weeks




Classroom (face to face)

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

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)


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.

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