AHC30510 - Certificate III in Poultry Production

Experienced in raising poultry? Get recognised now.

If your work has given you knowledge about the poultry production industry, and/or you know about handling poultry as livestock and food, you could earn formal recognition for your work in the form of an official qualification.

Take advantage of the opportunity to advance your career position, managing brood poultry, feed stocks, and medications, and/or overseeing agribusiness records, insemination and incubation programs.

Earn based on what you've learned, to promote your career in agribusiness.

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Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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  • Job Description
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  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

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Total number of units = 17

9 core units

8 elective units, of which

  • a minimum of five (5) units must come from the elective unit list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from the elective unit list or 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 the poultry industry.



Occupational health and safety 

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Contribute to OHS processes



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Comply with industry quality assurance requirements


Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices



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Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock


Euthanase livestock


Implement animal health control programs



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Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures



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Keep records for a primary production business



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Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs




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Prepare and apply chemicals


Transport, handle and store chemicals



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Administer medication to livestock


Coordinate and monitor production performance


Implement feeding plans for intensive production


Monitor livestock production growing environments


Maintain and monitor feed stocks


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



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Artificially inseminate birds


Brood poultry


Identify and sex birds


Incubate eggs


Beak trim chickens


Clean and fumigate intensive production sheds


Machinery operation and maintenance 

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Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair


Operate machinery and equipment



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Provide on-job training support

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing.

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