This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a
livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both. A farm tradesperson is an experienced farmhand and is likely to be involved in co-ordinating a wide range of agricultural operations. Work undertaken as a farm tradesperson will depend on the type of farm production carried out, and includes:
• planting and harvesting crops
• implementing animal and crop husbandry practices
• servicing and repairing farm equipment and
• designing and constructing fencing
• loading and unloading livestock
• installing and maintaining farm water supplies and
irrigation systems


 Cricos Code
Course Duration:
52 weeks
Classification :
 ANZSCO 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers
 Study Mode:
Classroom Face to Face
VET in Schools

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units as below.

 AHCPMG301 Control weeds
Assessment 1 : Practical Activity Weed Identification & Infestation assessment Weed Identification & Infestation assessment
Assessment 2 : Weed control measures (Plan, Implement and Control)
Assessment 3 : Online Quiz
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

Assessment 1 :
Written Question. Identify pests, diseases and disorders.
Assessment 2 : Work site-based activity
Assessment 3 : Practical Activity – Collect and name 4 insects/pest and 4 diseases and disorders 2 Plants Deficiencies and 2 beneficial organisms
Assessment 4 : Practical examination – Weed Identification.
AHCWRK320 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Assessment 1: Identify resources and sustainable practices on at ACAH Demonstration
Assessment 2 : Case  study
Assessment 3 : Checklist/Survey. Workplace environmental survey
Online quiz : 45 questions
AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures Assessment 1 : Online based assignment about pests, diseases, and Noxious Weeds.
Assessment 2 : Short answer questions about definitions and application of biosecurity measure for on-farm or for an enterprise
Assessment 3 :Complete workplace and regulatory biosecurity records
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program Assessment 1 : Interpreting site plans and specifications, Material, equipment, tools and 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 & calculations covering follow key areas
Identify and assess soil or growing media characteristics
Prepare to use fertilisers
Prepare application equipment
Apply specific products at appropriate rates
Complete plant nutrition program activities
Assessment 3 : Practical activity (Visual inspection checklist ) : Determine nutritional problems in plants
AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret resultsAssessment 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
Assessment 2 : Practical / Simulated or Demonstrated Activities
Soil depth and colour (Munsell Chart)
Soil texture test (Ribbon test)
Soil structural stability in water
Soil pH, soil EC
Soil Microbes Test
Moisture Analysis
Assessment 3 : Written questions covering follow key areas
Determine relevant regional data and site characteristics
Define the requirements for plant nutrition
Document the soil health and plant nutrition program and specifications
Monitor plant growth and evaluate the program properties are identify for testing
Assessment 4 : Calculation of fertilisers
Assessment 5 
Part A-Writing report : Research botanical specifications, site assessment, growing conditions and
environmental context for a selected crop.
Part B – Oral/ Recorded PowerPoint
AHCWRK317 Coordinate work site activitiesAssessment 1 : Written questions covering below key criteria Prepare for work site activities
Organise resources
Coordinate and report on activities
Assessment 2 : Practical Activity (daily workplace activities) Task reporting, rostering, document control and pre start checks.
Assessment 3 : Online Quiz (competency grade 70%)
AHCWRK315 Respond to emergenciesAssignment 1 : Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions and Terminology

Assignment 2 :  First Aid Case Scenarios – Emergency situation exercises.

Practical Activities : Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, risk rating, hierarchy of control, procedures for hazards identification, assessing and controlling risks

AHCPHT312 Implement a crop regulation programAssessment 1:  (Part A and B): Prepare for implementing a crop regulation program
Assessment 2: Practical activities/ Practical demonstration
The following key areas will be covered during this assessment.
Prepare for the crop regulation program
Communicate and monitor crop regulation activities
Undertake crop regulation
Complete crop regulation activities
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestockAssessment 1: Complete a Livestock Induction for Safety.

Assessment 2: Calibration of a Drench Gun

Assessment 3: Read Label and SDS for a Veterinary Chemical

Assessment 4: Farm Biosecurity, animal welfare and environmental sustainability practices

AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirementsAssessment 1 : Animal welfare certificate on LPA

Assessment 2 : Activity booklet

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipmentAssessment 1 : Short answer questions

The following key areas will be covered during this assessment.

  • Prepare machinery and equipment for use
  • Complete machinery and equipment operation

Assessment 2 : Practical activity – demonstrate the on-site item of one of the following equipment/machineries under

AHCWHS302 Contribute to WHS processesAssessment 1: WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies and procedures
Assessment 2 : Written Questions – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control & safety training.
Assessment 3 : PPE, basic safety checks, hazardous substances, noise hazards, manual handling risks, monitoring and report workplace safety issues, raising WHS issues, Participation in consultation – Written Questions: PPE, Incident, Accident reporting
Assessment 4 : Online quiz
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors (QLD only)

Assessment 1:

The following activities will be covered in this unit :

  • Activity 1: Procedures and guidelines for the use of tractors and equipment at the workplace or training location
  • Activity 2: Hazard identification and control checklist
  • Activity 3: Tractors checklist
  • Activity 4: Tractor Pre-start Procedure & Implements Checklist
  • Activity 5: On-site practical assessment of tractor operation. 

Assessment 2: Practical Assessment Safely attach drawbar equipment and set for operation

Assessment 3: Short answer questions

AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles  (VIC only) 

The following activities will be covered in this unit : 

    • Activity 1: Written questions about side by side
    • Activity 2: Label the parts of the side by side
    • Activity 3: Complete the Hazard identification and control checklist 
    • Activity 4: Operating procedure for side-by-side vehicle
    • Activity 5: Short answer question on a given side by side manual 
    • Activity 6. List required resources, labour and expenses to calculate total estimate cost
    • Activity 7: On-site practical assessment (Practical demonstration of side-by-side operation)
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals /AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseaseAssessment 1 :Short answer questions

Assessment 2 : Calibration activity (100% required)- Calibrate boom spray & knapsack sprayer using provided instructions

Assessment 3 : Examination (label & SDS reading) (100% required)
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, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Agriculture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment or a genuine interest in commencing a career in agriculture.
Applications, enquiries & tuition fees:

More information about applications for this course and intake dates should be directed to info@acah.edu.au  or by phone on 03 9654 8822.