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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in rural and regional Australia, and supporting job roles in agriculture including livestock production, cropping or in the case of mixed farming workplaces, both cropping and livestock. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant farm or station hand/worker/labourer
  • Assistant farm fencing contractor
  • Farm machinery worker
  • Jillaroo/Jackaroo
  • Saleyard livestock worker.

Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in agriculture but also other rural and regional sectors.

Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under supervision where the work is predictable and structured with limited judgement requirements.

The qualification is suited to VET programs delivered to secondary school students or learners with no previous connection the agriculture industry or relevant employment history. No student contribution fees are applicable to this course for VETis funding.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Core Units

AHCWHS202 - Participate in workplace health and safety processes

AHCWRK211 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCWRK212 - Work effectively in industry

AHCWRK213 - Participate in workplace communications

Elective Units

Group A

AHCBAC205 - Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC206 - Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCBAC207 - Assist agricultural crop harvesting

AHCBIO203 - Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity

AHCBIO204 - Follow site biosecurity procedures

AHCCHM201 - Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCCOM204 - Assess and receive raw materials for composting

AHCCOM205 - Recognise and respond to fire emergencies on a composting site

AHCCOM206 - Recognise raw materials, production process and products on a composting site

AHCINF205 - Carry out basic electric fencing operations

AHCINF206 - Install, maintain and repair farm fencing

AHCINF207 - Maintain properties and structures

AHCINF208 - Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures

AHCIRG220 - Assist with surface irrigation operations

AHCIRG221 - Assist with pressurised irrigation operations

AHCLSK202 - Care for health and welfare of livestock

AHCLSK204 - Carry out regular livestock observation

AHCLSK205 - Handle livestock using basic techniques

AHCLSK206 - Identify and mark livestock

AHCLSK207 - Load and unload livestock

AHCLSK209 - Monitor water supplies

AHCLSK210 - Muster and move livestock

AHCLSK211 - Provide feed for livestock

AHCLSK219 - Carry out birthing duties

AHCLSK220 - Monitor livestock to parturition

AHCMOM201 - Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202 - Operate tractors

AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment

AHCMOM204 - Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM205 - Operate vehicles

AHCMOM207 - Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM216 - Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM217 - Operate quad bikes

AHCPER216 - Harvest, treat and store seed

AHCPER222 - Use and maintain basic hand tools and equipment for garden and farm

AHCPER225 - Assist with garden soil health and plant nutrition

AHCPMG201 - Treat weeds

AHCPMG202 - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSDT309 - Prepare a working sample

AHCSDT310 - Identify seeds

AHCSOL203 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing

AHCWRK210 - Observe and report on weather

AHCWRK214 - Observe workplace quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK215 - Collect and record production data

FBPFSY2002 - Apply food safety procedures

RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

TLIB0012 - Maintain and use hand tools

TLID0020 - Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Group B

A hash (#) next to the unit code indicates mandatory workplace requirements which must be met when assessing this unit. Please refer to the individual unit’s Assessment Requirements for details.

ACMEQU212 - Handle horses safely

ACMEQU214 - Prepare to work safely around horses

ACMEQU217* - Load and unload horses

ACMEQU218* - Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

AHCAIS202 - Assist with artificial insemination procedures

AHCBAC208 - Prepare grain storages

AHCDRG202 - Maintain drainage systems

AHCDRY202 - Milk livestock

AHCIRG219 - Assist with low volume irrigation operations

AHCLSK201 - Assist with feeding in a production system

AHCLSK213 - Clean out production sheds

AHCLSK218* - Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

AHCLSK316 - Prepare livestock for competition

AHCMOM206 - Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM208 - Conduct excavator operations

AHCMOM209 - Conduct dozer operations

AHCMOM210 - Conduct scraper operations

AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCMOM214 - Operate cane haulage vehicle

AHCMOM215 - Operate commercial lawnmowers

AHCPCM204 - Recognise plants

AHCPHT214 - Support horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPHT215 - Plant horticultural crops

AHCPHT216 - Carry out canopy maintenance

AHCPHT218 - Carry out post-harvest operations

AHCPLY208 - Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

AHCPLY209 - Grade and pack eggs for human consumption

AHCPLY211 - Collect, store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

AHCPLY303 - Maintain health and welfare of poultry

AHCPLY308 - Set up sheds for placement of poultry

AHCPMG309 - Apply pest animal control techniques

AHCPRK202# - Move and handle pigs

AHCWOL201 - Pen sheep

AHCWOL202 - Perform board duties

AHCWOL203 - Carry out wool pressing

RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights

Group C Prerequisite units

ACMEQU202* - Handle horses safely

ACMEQU205 - Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

ACMEQU206* - Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met.