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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general 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:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.

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

AHCWHS302 - Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

AHCWRK320 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

Group A

AHCAGB302 - Keep production records for a primary production business

AHCBAC309 - Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production

AHCBAC310 - Maintain pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCBAC311 - Conserve forage

AHCBAC312 - Test and grade grains and seeds on receival

AHCBAC313 - Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCBAC314 - Prepare to receive grains and seeds

AHCBAC315 - Establish agricultural crops

AHCBAC316 - Maintain agricultural crops

AHCBAC317 - Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities

AHCBER302 - Work effectively in a biosecurity emergency response

AHCBER305 - Carry out emergency disease or pest control procedures on infected premises

AHCBER306 - Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCBIO301 - Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCBIO303 - Apply biosecurity measures

AHCBUS301 - Use hand held e-business tools

AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCCHM308 - Use application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spaces

AHCCHM309 - Fumigate soil

AHCCHM310 - Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

AHCINF305 - Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF306 - Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCINF307 - Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCIRG336 - Operate and maintain gravity fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG338 - Troubleshoot irrigation systems

AHCIRG346 - Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCLSK301 - Administer medication to livestock

AHCLSK305 - Maintain livestock water supplies

AHCLSK308 - Identify and draft livestock

AHCLSK309 - Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK311 - Implement feeding plans for livestock

AHCLSK318 - Rear newborn and young livestock

AHCLSK320 - Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

AHCLSK323 - Maintain and monitor feed stocks

AHCLSK324 - Care for and train working dogs

AHCLSK325 - Castrate livestock

AHCLSK331 - Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

AHCLSK342 - Prepare animals for parturition

AHCMOM301 - Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302 - Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305 - Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM306 - Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant

AHCMOM308 - Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment

AHCMOM309 - Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment

AHCMOM312 - Operate row crop planting and seeding machinery and equipment

AHCPMG301 - Control weeds

AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSDT308 - Perform tests for quality on seeds

AHCSDT309 - Prepare a working sample

AHCSDT310 - Identify seeds

AHCSDT412 - Perform advanced tests on seeds

AHCSDT413 - Handle and store seed subject to quarantine regulations

AHCSDT414 - Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory

AHCSPO309 - Process planting seed

AHCSPO310 - Treat planting seed

AHCSPO311 - Handle, package and store commercial quantities of seed

AHCSPO312 - Sample seed before and after processing

AHCWAT303 - Access, extract and monitor water for irrigation

AHCWRK212 - Work effectively in industry

AHCWRK213 - Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK313 - Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program

AHCWRK314 - Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK315 - Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK317 - Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK318 - Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK319 - Handle bulk materials in a storage area

AHCWRK321 - Provide on-job training support

AHCWRK322 - Conduct site inspections

AHCWRK323 - Operate in isolated and remote situations

BSBXCM301 - Engage in workplace communication

FBPFSY3002 - Participate in a HACCP team

FBPFSY3003 - Monitor the implementation of food safety and quality programs

Group B

A hash (#) next to the unit code indicates mandatory workplace requirements which must be met when assessing this unit.

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

ACMEQU305* - Implement a horse health program

ACMEQU306* - Provide routine care for horses

ACMEQU309* - Carry out basic hoof care procedures

ACMGEN311 - Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMGEN312 - Provide nutritional requirements for animals

AHCAIS304 - Artificially inseminate livestock

AHCCOM304 - Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment

AHCDRG305 - Install drainage systems

AHCHYD301 - Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302 - Install hydroponic systems

AHCINF308 - Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems

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

AHCLSK303 - Carry out feedlot operations

AHCLSK304 - Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock

AHCLSK306 - Coordinate and monitor production performance

AHCLSK307 - Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK310 - Implement feeding plans for intensive production

AHCLSK313 - Monitor livestock production growing environments

AHCLSK316 - Prepare livestock for competition

AHCLSK317 - Plan to exhibit livestock

AHCLSK319 - Slaughter livestock

AHCLSK321 - Service and repair bores and windmills

AHCLSK322 - Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCLSK326 - Mix and mill standard stockfeed

AHCLSK327 - Collect, store and administer colostrum

AHCLSK328 - Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive production system

AHCLSK330 - Implement procedures for calving

AHCLSK332 - Monitor animals in intensive production systems

AHCLSK333 - Monitor pen condition and ration suitability

AHCLSK334 - Plan, prepare and conduct mulesing procedures

AHCLSK337 * - Train, care for and ride horses for stock work

AHCLSK338 - Conduct dropped ovary technique procedures for spaying cattle

AHCLSK340 - Mate and monitor reproduction of alpacas

AHCLSK341 - Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

AHCLSK343 - Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

AHCMOM201 - Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202 - Operate tractors

AHCMOM206 - Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207 - Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCMOM216 - Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM217 - Operate quad bikes

AHCMOM303 - Operate a telehandler

AHCMOM307 - Operate a cane harvester

AHCMOM310 - Operate land-forming machinery and equipment

AHCMOM311 - Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM313 - Operate mobile irrigation machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314 - Transport machinery

AHCMOM315 - Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCMOM316 - Refuel machinery or vehicle

AHCMOM317 - Operate tractors with attachments

AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens

AHCPCM305 - Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM306 - Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPER330 - Coordinate community projects

AHCPER334 - Read and interpret property maps and plans

AHCPGD404 - Plan a plant establishment program

AHCPHT312 - Implement a crop regulation program

AHCPHT313 - Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT314 - Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT315 - Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT317 - Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

AHCPMG308 - Implement pest management strategies

AHCPMG312 - Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes

AHCPRK311# - Care for health and welfare of pigs

AHCPRK312# - Care for weaner pigs

AHCSHG301 - Prepare livestock for shearing

AHCSHG302 - Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG306 - Carry out post-shearing procedures

AHCSOL406 - Sample soils and interpret results

AHCWOL304 - Prepare fleece wool for classing

AHCWOL308 - Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching

AHCWOL310 - Press wool for a clip

AHCWOL311 - Perform shed duties

PUATEA001 - Work in a team

Group C

AUMGTW003 - Perform manual metal arc welding

AUMGTW005 - Perform gas metal arc welding

AVIY0026 - Conduct aerial application operations using remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIY0027 - Operate multi-rotor remote pilot aircraft systems

AVIY0052 - Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground

AVIZ0005 - Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

BSBFIN302 - Maintain financial records

BSBINS201 - Process and maintain workplace information

BSBOPS305 - Process customer complaints

BSBTEC201 - Use business software applications

BSBTEC202 - Use digital technologies to communicate in a work environment

BSBTEC301 - Design and produce business documents

CPPFES2005 - Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

FWPCOT3325 - Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

FWPCOT3329 - Perform complex four wheel drive operations

HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

PUAFIR204* - Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210 - Prevent injury

RIIHAN309F - Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMPO318F - Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319E - Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIISAM203E - Use hand and power tools

RIISAM205E - Cut, weld and bend materials

RIIWHS202E - Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E - Work safely at heights

TLIB0012 - Maintain and use hand tools

TLID0001 - Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

TLID0002 - Care for livestock in transit

TLID3035 - Operate a boom type elevating work platform

TLIE0002 - Process workplace documentation

TLIE0008 - Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004 - Prepare workplace documents

TLIF2010 - Apply fatigue management strategies

TLIH0005 - Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

TLIH0006 - Plan and navigate routes

TLILIC0003 - Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC2014 - Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

TLILIC2015 - Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle

TLILIC2016 - Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

Group D 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.