This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in Agriculture.

The qualification allows students to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.

The course will be classroom based and conducted for 2 ½ days per week for 26 weeks

Job roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant Farm or Station hand
  • Assistant Farm or Station worker
  • Assistant Farm or Station labourer

Pathways Information

Qualification Pathways

Pathways into the qualification

This qualification can be achieved without any previous training. Completion of the Cotton Industry Skill Set will provide credit in this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production), Certificate III in Pork Production, Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

Australian Apprenticeships

This qualification is also suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual unit of competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.


for students who are NOT job seekers registered with Jobs Australia Enterprise.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

During the course students are encouraged to acquire the following skills:

Employability Skills Summary

Communication Listening and understandingReading and interpreting workplace related documentationWriting to audience needsApplying numeracy skills to workplace requirementsEstablishing/using networks
Teamwork Working as an individual and a team member
Problem-solving Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problemsSolving problems individually or in teamsApplying a range of strategies in problem solvingUsing numeracy skills to solve problems
Initiative and enterprise Adapting to new situationsBeing creative in response to workplace challengesIdentifying opportunities that might not be obvious to othersGenerating a range of options in response to workplace matters
Planning and organising Collecting analysing and organising informationBeing appropriately resourcefulTaking initiative and making decisions within workplace roleDetermining or applying required resourcesAdapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies
Self-management Taking responsibility at the appropriate level
Learning Learning in order to accommodate change
Technology Using technology and related workplace equipmentUsing basic technology skills

Packaging Rules for AHC20110 Certificate II in Agriculture

Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of two (2) core units and fifteen (15) elective units.

Units: Code Unit
AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSK209A Monitor water supplies
AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF201A Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing
AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications
TLID1001A Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCIRG205A Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems
AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops
AHCVPT201A Clear features that harbour pest animals
AHCSAW201A Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
AHCBIO201A Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures