A production horticulture outcome has responsibility for a number of workers and planting, growing and harvesting activities. Work undertaken by a production horticulture tradesperson could include:
• operating advanced and specialised machinery
• coordinating crop planting and maintenance
• harvesting crops
• processing produce
• installing irrigation and drainage
• controlling weeds and pests
• constructing glasshouses and shade houses
There are several ways to get work as a production horticulturist. Most of them have either progressed from working as farmhands or have completed a Level 3
Traineeship in Production Horticulture which involves formal learning while working on-the-job.
CRICOS Course Code:
104910H (VIC / QLD)
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.
|AHCPMG301 Control weeds/ 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
|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
|AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment||Assessment 1 – Short answer questionsThe following key areas will be covered during this assessment. |
Assessment 2 – Practical activity – demonstrate the on-site item of one of the following equipment/machineries under
|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
|AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures||Assessment 1 – Online based assignment on identifying biosecurity threats and determine control measures for site |
Assessment 2 Short answer questions: Definitions and application of biosecurity measure for on-farm or for an enterprise. Locate information, animal / plant diseases and pest. Apply control measures in work routines, records maintenance, effectiveness of control measures, participation in training and reporting bio security concerns and issues.
Assessment 3 – Practical tasks: Accurate complete workplace and regulatory biosecurity records using an industry
|AHCWRK317 Coordinate work site activities||Assessment 1 – Written questions covering below key criteria |
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 emergencies||Assignment 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
|AHCNSY314 Operate fertigation equipment||Assessment 1 – Short answer questions covering the following key areas |
Assessment 2 – Practical activities
|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 scenario |
Assessment 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
|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 & Practical assessment – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control & safety training
Assessment 3 : Written questions – PPE, Incident, Accident reporting
Assessment 4 : Online quiz
|AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals/AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||Assessment 1 – 40 Questions |
Assessment 2 – Calibration activity (100% required
Assessment 3 – Exam (label & SDS reading) (100% required)
Assessment 4 – Demonstration Practical activity (100% required)
|AHCPHT315 Establish horticultural crops||Assignment 1 – Interpreting site plans and specifications, materials, equipment, tools and machinery for crop establishment, safety checks on equipment and machinery, site hazards and risks, PPE selection maintenance and storage and keeping work site safe, completed for a range of two crops (different).|
Assignment 2 – Written questions addressing the following key areas
Assignment 3 – Practical activities addressing the following key areas
Assignment 4 – Complete the given record pertaining to soil cultivation, planting site preparation, and land preparation operations
ANZSCO 362211 Gardener (General)
|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.|
Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page