This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade and knowledge to become specialists within the production nursery industry. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.
The production horticulture supervisor is likely to have significant responsibilities in managing planting, growing and harvesting activities.
These responsibilities include:
• developing a plant nutrition program
• managing irrigation
• developing canopy management and crop regulation programs
• supervising crop harvesting
• supervising machinery maintenance, supplies and services
• operating a budget
• promoting plant health
CRICOS Course Code:
Classroom face to face
Online – Moodle
Classroom face to face only ( 20 hours per week)
Unit and Assessment Information:
Completion of twelve (12) selected units as below.
AHCPHT409 Develop a crop regulation program
Assessment 1 – Create a crop regulation poster
Assessment 2 – Written Short and Extended Answer Questions on preparing and documenting the crop regulation program and specifications
Assessment 3 – Prepare a detailed nutrients crop regulation program.
|BSBLDR412 Communicate effectively as a workplace leader||
Assessment 1 – Prepare, engage and review communication on at least four occasions with different individuals or
Assessment 2 – Identify and record actions required as a result of communication and follow-up
|AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures||
Task 1: Definition Questions
Assessment 2 – Case study : Risk Assessment in a Quality Assurance Process
Assessment 3 – Short answer questions and case study covering follow key areas
Assessment 4– Written questions/scenario covering follow key area
Assessment 5 – Case study about Responsibility Allocation Matrix and trained staff
Assessment 6 – Practical activities to determine product quality include colour, pH, firmness, and sugar content
Assessment 7 – Freshcare online quiz ( Competency grade : 80%)
Assignment 8 – Online examination
|AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework||
Assignment 1 – Create a budget for a production horticulture operation
Assignment 2 – Complete the excel worksheet provided for a selected crop production for
|AHCBIO401 Plan and implement a biosecurity program||
Part A : Biosecurity online training course
Part B : Animal health disease online course
Part A : Plan and implement a biosecurity program
Part B : farm biosecurity risk checklist
Assessment 3 – Recorded PowerPoint : Present a biosecurity plan training plan
|AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program||
Assessment 1 – Written questions on determining relevant regional data and site characteristic
Assessment 2 – Practical / Stimulated or Demonstrated Activities – Soil tests
Assessment 3 – Written questions on documenting the soil health and plant nutrition program and specifications
Assessment 4 – Calculation of fertiliser
Assessment 5 – Recorded power point presentation for plant nutrition program
Assessment 6 – Examination
|AHCNSY403 Plan a growing-on program / AHCNSY404 Plan a propagation program||
Assessment 1 : Written questions covering follow key areas
Assessment 2 : Project report on plan a grow-on program in a nursery or field production
Assessment 3 :
|AHCIRG437 Schedule irrigations||
Assessment 1 – Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions, Terminology, Water Theory, Extended Answer Questions on Soil and water relationship.
Assessment 2 – Written Extended Questions: Irrigation Scheduling, Health and Safety, Water Pressure, Calculations Exercises: Uniformity / Irrigation Scheduling Calculations, as detailed in the exercises
Assessment 3 – Practical exercise: Irrigation System Uniformity Test
Assessment 4 – Online examination
|AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes||
Assignment 1 – Written questions on WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
Assignment 2 – Workplace hazard identification, assessment of risk, hierarchy of control, procedures for hazards identification, assessing and controlling risks & safety training.
Assignment 3 – PPE, basic safety checks, hazardous substances, noise hazards, manual handling risks, monitoring and report workplace safety issues, raising WHS issues.
Assessment 4 – Participation in consultation, procedures for emergency event, WH&S training and maintaining occupational health & safety records and response to emergencies.
Assessment 5 – Online Examination
|AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices||
Assessment 1 : Wiki task on Identify a range of web-based information sources about the genus and species of plants.
Assessment 3 : Recorded Power Point – Provide a specialist advise
Assessment 4 : Plant resource package on Identify a range of plants suitable for specific situations
Assessment 5 : Weekly plant ID test
Assessment 6 : Online Examination and Plants observation test
|AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results||
Assessment 1- Written Short and Extended Answer Questions, Definitions, Terminology, Preparing for
Assessment 2- Practical / Simulated or Demonstrated Activities
Assessment 3 – Written questions covering follow key areas
Assessment 4 – Calculation of fertilisers
Part A-Writing report : Research botanical specifications, site assessment, growing conditions and
Part B – Oral/ Recorded PowerPoint
ANZSCO 121200 Crop Farmers
|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.|
Please see fee schedule from relevant National or International Student page.