AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture

Worked on a farm? Get recognition for what you know.

If your work on a farm has taught you to manage plants, livestock, machinery, and soils, skills recognition for what you already know may provide you with formal certification that jump starts your career in agriculture.

This is the perfect path for those who wish to practice or improve their job prospects in a broad range of agribusiness categories, including agricultural recordkeeping, horse breeding, biosecurity, alpaca or sheep shearing, and wool grading, cropping, machinery, and merchandising.

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Packaging Rules 

Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of two (2) core units and fourteen (14) elective units.

 

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective group A
  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • a maximum of four (4) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.

 

CORE UNITS 

 

Occupational health and safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes

 

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

 

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP A 

 

Agribusiness 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAGB301A

Keep records for a primary production business

 

Biosecurity 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBIO301A

Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

AHCBIO302A

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs

AHCBIO303A

Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises

AHCBIO304A

Carry out movement and security procedures

AHCBIO305A

Monitor and review biosecurity measures

 

Broadacre cropping 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBAC301A

Conserve forage

AHCBAC302A

Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCBAC303A

Prepare to receive grains/seeds

AHCBAC304A

Test grains/seeds on receival

AHCBAC305A

Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production

AHCBAC306A

Establish agricultural crops

AHCBAC307A

Maintain agricultural crops

AHCBAC308A

Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities

AHCBAC309A

Sample and test grain and related commodities

 

Business 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCBUS301A

Use hand held e-business tools

BSBFIA301A

Maintain financial records

BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

BSBITU203A

Communicate electronically

BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

 

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM301A

Conduct fumigation in enclosed spaces

AHCCHM302A

Fumigate soil using chemicals

AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

AHCCHM305A

Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

 

First aid 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTFA301C

Apply first aid

HLTFA302C

Provide first aid in remote situation

 

Infrastructure 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCINF301A

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF302A

Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCINF303A

Plan and construct conventional fencing

 

Irrigation 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCIRG301A

Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

AHCIRG304A

Operate gravity fed irrigation systems

AHCIRG305A

Operate pressurised irrigation systems

AHCIRG306A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

 

Livestock 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSK301A

Administer medication to livestock

AHCLSK305A

Maintain livestock water supplies

AHCLSK308A

Identify and draft livestock

AHCLSK309A

Implement animal health control programs

AHCLSK311A

Implement feeding plans for livestock

AHCLSK314A

Prepare animals for parturition

AHCLSK318A

Rear newborn and young livestock

AHCLSK323A

Maintain and monitor feed stocks

AHCLSK324A

Care for and train working dogs

AHCLSK325A

Castrate livestock

AHCLSK331A

Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

 

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM301A

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302A

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM306A

Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant

AHCMOM308A

Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment

AHCMOM309A

Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment

AHCMOM312A

Operate row crop planting and seeding machinery and equipment

 

Merchandising and sales 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMER301A

Process customer complaints

 

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG301A

Control weeds

AHCPMG302A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

 

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK301A

Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program

AHCWRK302A

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK303A

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK308A

Handle bulk materials in storage area

AHCWRK311A

Conduct site inspections

 

ELECTIVE UNITS GROUP B 

 

Artificial insemination 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCAIS301A

Collect semen

AHCAIS302A

Process and store semen

AHCAIS303A

Artificially inseminate livestock

 

Drainage 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCDRG301A

Install drainage systems

 

Fire 

Unit code 

Unit title 

CPPFES2005A

Demonstrate first attack fire fighting equipment

PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire*

PUAFIR215 Prevent injury

 

Horse breeding 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHBR302A

Carry out basic hoof care procedures

AHCHBR303A

Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures

AHCHBR304A

Educate, ride and care for horses and equipment

AHCHBR305A

Handle and care for stallions

AHCHBR306A

Prevent and treat equine injury and disease

AHCHBR307A

Assess suitability of horses for stock work

 

Hydroponics 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCHYD301A

Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems

AHCHYD302A

Install hydroponic systems

 

Livestock 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSK302A

Mate and monitor reproduction of alpacas

AHCLSK303A

Carry out feedlot operations

AHCLSK304A

Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock

AHCLSK306A

Coordinate and monitor production performance

AHCLSK307A

Euthanase livestock

AHCLSK310A

Implement feeding plans for intensive production

AHCLSK312A

Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock

AHCLSK313A

Monitor livestock production growing environments

AHCLSK315A

Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

AHCLSK316A

Prepare livestock for competition

AHCLSK317A

Plan to exhibit livestock

AHCLSK319A

Slaughter livestock

AHCLSK320A

Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

AHCLSK321A

Service and repair bores and windmills

AHCLSK322A

Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCLSK326A

Mix and mill standard stockfeed

AHCLSK327A

Collect, store and administer colostrum

AHCLSK328A

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

AHCLSK329A

Implement procedures for calving

AHCLSK330A

Implement procedures for foaling down mares

AHCLSK332A

Monitor animals in intensive production systems

AHCLSK333A

Monitor pen condition and ration suitability

AHCLSK334A

Plan, prepare and conduct mulesing procedures

AHCLSK335A

Conduct dropped ovary technique procedures for spaying cattle

 

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM202A

Operate tractors

AHCMOM206A

Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207A

Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM307A

Operate a cane harvester

AHCMOM310A

Operate land-forming machinery and equipment

AHCMOM311A

Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM313A

Operate mobile irrigation machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314A

Transport machinery

AHCMOM315A

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

RIIMPO318D

Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319D

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIIMPO324D

Conduct civil construction grader operations

TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

 

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM301A

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCPCM302A

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303A

Identify plant specimens

AHCPGD402A

Plan a plant establishment program

 

Production horticulture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPHT301A

Carry out a crop regulation program

AHCPHT303A

Implement a post-harvest program

AHCPHT304A

Harvest horticultural crops mechanically

AHCPHT305A

Regulate crops

AHCPHT306A

Establish horticultural crops

AHCPHT310A

Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting

 

Shearing 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSHG301A

Prepare livestock for shearing

AHCSHG302A

Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing

AHCSHG306A

Carry out post-shearing procedures

AHCSHG307A

Plan and prepare for alpaca shearing

 

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret results

 

Tools and equipment 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCTEQ301A

Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems

MEM05004C

Perform routine oxy acetylene welding

MEM05007C

Perform manual heating and thermal cutting

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05012C

Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05015D

Weld using manual metal arc welding process*

MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding

MEM05051A Select welding processes

MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C Use hand tools

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM05017D

Weld using gas metal arc welding process*

MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM05051A Select welding processes

MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C Use hand tools

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM05019D

Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process*

MEM05049B Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05051A Select welding processes

MEM05052A Apply safe welding practices

MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

MEM18001C Use hand tools

MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

 

Vertebrate pests 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCVPT302A

Implement vertebrate pest control program

 

Wool 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWOL304A

Prepare fleece wool for classing

AHCWOL308A

Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching

AHCWOL310A

Press wool for a clip

AHCWOL311A

Perform shed duties

AHCWOL312A

Class goat fibre

AHCWOL313A

Class alpaca fleece

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

 

 

 

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