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:
Orchard Farm Hand Grower / Production Nursery Tradesperson / Fruit or Vegetable Grower
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 requirements 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.(24 months if undertaking a traineeship), depending on the delivery method and course attendance from the student. Levels of experience and any additional prior Qualifications in a relevant industry may affect time frames.
This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East Queensland:
Group Based Delivery:
Flexible Workplace Delivery (must be working in the industry):
Participants will need to supply their own suitable protective equipment, 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.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety process|
|UNIT CODE||UNIT TITLE|
|Ability to choose 14 of the below electives (some grouping restrictions apply)|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCCHM303*||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|AHCCHM304*||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPHT306||Establish horticultural crops|
|AHCIRG331||Install pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL303||Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas|
|AHCDRG301||Install drainage systems|
|AHCDRG303||Troubleshoot drainage systems|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws|
Achieve Your Training RequirementsAchieve greater career opportunities Ongoing and Above industry standard