This qualification provides an occupational outcome in the diverse industry of production horticulture which involves growing and harvesting fruit or vegetables. It supports businesses that operate for local market selling or larger operations such as working on fruit and vegetable farms or orchards.
Occupational outcomes may include:
A production horticulture tradesperson has responsibility for planting, growing and harvesting activities:
The agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries strongly affirm that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.
The qualification has 1 x core unit of competency plus 14 x elective units. A total of 15 units are required.
It is anticipated this course will take up to 12 to 24 months to complete, depending on the delivery method chosen or if you are undertaking a traineeship. Employment status and experience may reduce these time frames.
This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East Queensland:
Group Based Delivery: (may not be available for all locations)
Flexible Workplace Delivery: (must be working in the industry)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
Participants will need to supply their own suitable personal protective clothing, including safety shoes.
If undertaking the course as a traineeship, participants must have entered into a QLD Traineeship Training Contract.
For specific eligibility requirements surrounding possible funding available go to QLD Funding.
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|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety process|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCCHM307*||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304*||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPHT306||Establish horticultural crops|
|AHCIRG346||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG338||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL304||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCSOL305||Prepare growing media|
|AHCBIO305||Apply biosecurity measures|
Achieve Your Training RequirementsAchieve greater career opportunities Ongoing and Above industry standard