AHC33719

Certificate III In Protected Horticulture

Courses

Certificate III In Protected Horticulture

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for individuals who work in the protected horticulture industry undertaking skilled work in the areas of picking, packing, crop and nursery work. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks 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 apply contingency measures during work.

Important Information

Duration

The course will be delivered in 52 weeks (one year).

Full-time study for 40 weeks and a break period of 12 weeks between 4 study terms. Each study term is approx. 10 weeks long.

The scheduled contact study per week is 16 hours.

The classes are scheduled per study week for two full days (9 am to 5 pm) 

There are also additional 14 hours of self-study scheduled per study week for students.

Intake Dates – 2021

TBC

AQF Level

3

Pre-requisites

Nil

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face.

Location of Delivery

Ironwood Institute: Level 3, 112-118 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Various protected horticulture enterprises in the Northern Adelaide Plants.

Entry Requirements

Ironwood has a minimum level of requirements that students need to meet to enrol in a course(s)

  1. All students need to be 18 years of age at time of commencement.  
  2. Satisfactory reading, writing, and numeracy skills.  If you wish to access subsidised training, you will need to complete the CORE Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) along with an Upfront Assessment of Needs to ascertain if you are suitable to undertake the training.

If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support please contact Ironwood Admissions  or call 08 8227 0300 before applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Material and Equipment Required

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is compulsory for this course. Following are the PPE items:

Students can purchase through Ironwood Institute at the cost of AUD $373.00 or can make the items available at their own cost before course commencement.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

Course Type

Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Qualification

Course Structure

  • Total Units 17
  • Core Units 6
  • Elective Units 11
AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures (Core)

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes (Core)

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (Core)

FBPFSY3001

Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs (Core)

FBPOPR1010

Carry out manual handling tasks (Core)

FBPOPR2070

Apply quality systems and procedures (Core)

AHCBIO302

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs (Elective)

AHCWRK207

Collect and record production data (Elective)

AHCPHT211

Maintain crop (Elective)

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies (Elective)

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases (Elective)

ACHCHM304

Transport and store chemicals (Elective)

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment (Elective)

AHCIRG346

Operate pressurized irrigation systems (Elective)

AHCIRG338

Troubleshoot irrigation systems (Elective)

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program (Elective)

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (Elective)

For further details about each unit of competency please refer to: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/AHC33719

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include but are not limited to:

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded AHC33719 Certificate III in Protected Horticulture. Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment. (By enrolling in this course, Ironwood Institute does not guarantee a learner will successfully complete and receive the qualification).

Qualification Pathways

Certificate III in Horticulture, , Certificate IV in Protected Horticulture, Certificate IV in Nursery Operations, Diploma of Horticulture.

Employment Opportunities

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. For those with appropriate work experience, knowledge, and skills gained from this Certificate III can help the candidate to take on the following roles which include but not limited to:

(Ironwood Institute does not guarantee an employment outcome, Work-based Training licence, or accreditation at the completion of this qualification).

Work-based Training

Not applicable

Work Placement

Not applicable

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