AHC40219 |CERTIFICATE IV IN PROTECTED HORTICUTURE

CRICOS Course Code: 105050F
Course Duration: 72 weeks
Classification :  ANZSCO 070499 Production Horticulture Supervisor
 Study Mode: Online -Moodle
Distance

Classroom : 20 hours/week

Unit & Assessment Information:

Completion of sixteen (16) selected units as below.

Unit Assessment
AHCPCM507 – Diagnose plant health problems Assessment 1 – Plant health problems report – Factors influencing plant health and diagnosing plant health problems

Assessment 2 – Oral presentation based on major plant , pest disease and weed of selected crop.

Assessment 3 :

  • Practical activity on Implementation of an IPM program
  • A short quiz on Plant health problem

Assessment 4 – Observation examination at demonstrate farm

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.

AHCNSY404 Plan a growing-on program / AHCNSY403 Plan a propagation program Assessment 1 : Written questions covering follow key areas

  • Identify issues affecting the growing-on program
  • Develop the growing-on plan

Assessment 2 : Project report on plan a grow-on program in a nursery or field production

Assessment 3 :  

  • Oral presentation on the project report
  • Online quiz
BSBLDR414 – Lead team effectiveness Assessment 1–  Written questions and Project report on Plan to achieve team outcomes.

Assessment 2 – Oral presentation on Presentation of the project to management

AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

Assignment 1 – Written questions on WHS legislations, code of practices, national standards, enterprise WHS policies
and procedures.

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.

FBPFSY3001 Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs Assessment 1 :

Task 1 : Written questions on Ensure others in the work area are able to meet quality and food safety requirements

Task 2 : Report on Establish Quality Specification Scenario (300 words)

Assessment 2 : Case study about responsibility Allocation Matrix and trained staffs

Assessment 3 : Short answer questions and case study on Risk assessment in a quality standards and food safety programs.

Assessment 4: Case study

Assessment 5:

Practical activities on following topics:

  • Determination of Sugar/Total Soluble Solids (TSS) of fruit juices
  • To investigate the effect of the low temperature on shelf life of some fruits
  • Comparing different packaging materials on quality of green leafy vegetables
  • Comparing the effect of ethylene to the fruits and vegetables when putting them together

Assessment 6: Online quiz

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 2   

  • Short answer questions on Identify client preferences and requirements, Select and advise on plants for specific situation
  • Plant observation activities and class/laboratory activities

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

AHCWRK403 – Supervise work routines and staff performance

Assignment 1 :  Written questions and Case study on communicating work roles and coordinating activities.

Assignment 2 : Extended questions and case studies on maintaining effective working relations and providing feedback

Written Examination

AHCHYD501 – Develop a plan for a hydroponic system Assessment  1 :  Online based assignment about conducting a project plan for a hydroponic system

Assessment  2 :Calculation exercise

Assessment 3 – Project report– use of technological software to
develop a hydroponic system.

Assessment 4: Examination

AHCBUS407 – Cost a project Assessment 1 : Cost a production protected cropping project

Assessment 2: Planning project resources, work activities and legislative requirement

Assessment 3: Recorded oral presentation

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

AHCPMG409 – Implement a pest management plan Assessment 1: Online based assignment on principles of pest management

Assessment 2: Practical activity – Implementation of a Pest Management Plan for Rodent Control

Assessment 3: Recorded power presentation

AHCPHT511 – Develop a horticultural production plan Assessment 1: Project report – Prepare and document the production and specification

Assessment 2: Oral presentation

Assessment 3: Examination

BSBSMB407 – Manage a small team Assessment 1 : written questions covering follow key areas

  • Develop staffing plan
  • Develop staffing plan
  •  Recruit, induct, train and retain team
  • Comply with industrial relations obligations
  • Maintain staff records
  • Manage staff
  • Review team performance

Assessment 2: Case studies

Assessment 3:

Part A: Project report covering follow key areas

  • Comply with industrial relations obligations
  • Maintain staff records
  • Manage staff
  • Review team performance

Part B: Recorded PowerPoint on the project report

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 II or higher, Year 10 equivalent completed, or currently employed in the Horticulture Industry, with at least 12 months equivalent employment. This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

 Tuition Costs:

Please see fee schedule from relevant National Student page.