This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
- 15 units of competency:
- 5 core units plus
- 10 elective units.
Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:
- 8 units from the electives listed below
- 2 units may be selected from the remaining electives list below and/or from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.
|AHCPMG202||Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCNSY201||Pot up plants|
|AHCNSY203||Undertake propagation activities|
|AHCPCM202||Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCPGD203||Prune shrubs and small trees|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications|
|AHCWRK206||Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|Unit of competency||Prerequisite requirement|
|AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations||FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees
FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw
|AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees||AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots|
|AHCPCM203 Fell small trees||AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws|
Qualification Mapping Information
|Code and title current version||Code and title previous version||Comments||Equivalence status|
|AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture Release 3||AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture Release 2||Updated imported units in elective bank
Clarified prerequisite requirements
Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: – https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72