This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills 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 nursery supervisor is responsible for a number of workers and nursery activities. Responsibilities include:
• supervising and training staff
• overseeing nursery sales
• coordinating nursery production
• implementing propagation plans
• recommending plants, products and treatments
• setting up promotional programs • managing a budget
CRICOS Course Code:
Classroom face to face,
Classroom face to face only (20 hours per week)
Unit & Assessment Information:
Completion of fourteen (14) selected units as below.
|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
|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
|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 :
|BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding / BSBLDR414 Lead team effectiveness||
Assignment 1 – Written questions: Legislation, preparation of employment contract and the selection process.
Assignment 2 – Prepare candidate outcomes and induct employees during on-boarding.
Assessment 3 – Prepare candidate outcomes and induct employees during on-boarding. (Candidate number 2 for the second job)
|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
|AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment||
Assessment item 1: Written report on Developing, Implementing and Monitoring Maintenance Plan
Assessment item 2 : Practical Report based on the practical activities performed at demonstration farm.
|AHCWRK404 – 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
|AHCPCM404 Recommend plants and cultural practices||
Assessment 1 Online Wiki web-based information about group of plants
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 questions and case study covering follow key areas
Assessment 2 Extended written questions and case studies covering follow key areas
Assessment 3 Online examination
|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
|AHCPCM405 Implement an integrated pest management program||
Assignment 1 : Wiki Assignment – Online based assignment about Principals of pest management
Assessment 3 :
ANZSCO 362411 Nurseryperson
|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.|
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