Agriculture

Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Course number 19949
National Code AHC50110
Training Package AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 1000
This course replaced 900 - Agriculture
 

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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people working on farms and stations as managers or as
sole operators of an agribusiness providing crop production advice and
services to production enterprises.
 
You will learn about cropping, agribusiness and business functions, as
well as selected skills areas which could include: livestock production;
workplace safety; organic production; chemicals use; machinery operations
and maintenance; and water and drainage.

Career Opportunities

Station manager, property manager, farm production manager, production unit
manager, agronomist

Articulation

Pathways from the qualfication
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Further training pathways from this qualification include, but not limited to,
AHC60110 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture.

Entry Requirements

 There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

 

Related Courses...


Industry Subgroup: Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks

Locations & fees



TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $757 $1514


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Location Attendance Status Week Starting How to Enrol
Armidale Full Time Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now
Primary Ind Cen Flexible Delivery Available 03-Feb-2014 Apply Now
Richmond Flexible Delivery Available 01-Mar-2014 Apply Now

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OTEN Available 21-Apr-2014 02-Nov-2014 Apply Now $6495
Primary Ind Cen Available 01-Jul-2014 30-Jun-2016 Enrol Now $18000
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Course structure

pdf icon Student Assessment Guide – Course
 

What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
 
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
 
 
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for
AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture Release 4 within the Agriculture,
Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package AHC10
Release 6. The rules from the AHC10 Release 6 Training Package are as
follows:  

Packaging rules
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Completion of ten (10) elective units.
 
ELECTIVE UNITS
 
- a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective group A
- a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective groups A or B
- a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from  units aligned to
Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in AHC10 or from any other
currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units
must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.
 
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
 
10 units must be completed.
 
Group 1 - Elective Units - Group A
-----------------------------------
At least five (5) must be completed from this group.
 
Subgroup 1 - Agribusiness
Subgroup 2 - Business
Subgroup 3 - Broadacre cropping
Subgroup 4 - Livestock
Subgroup 5 - Work health and safety
Subgroup 6 - Organic production
Subgroup 7 - Soils and media
 
Group 2 Elective Units - Group B
--------------------------------
No more than five (5) units must be completed from this group
 
Subgroup 1 - Agribusiness
Subgroup 2 - Business
Subgroup 3 - Chemicals
subgroup 4 - Deer
Subgroup 5 - Drainage
Subgroup 6 - Livestock
Subgroup 7 - Machinery operation and maintenance
Subgroup 8 - Merchandise and sales
Subgroup 9 - Natural area restoration
Subgroup 10 - Organic production
Subgroup 11 - Shearing
Subgroup 12 - Water
Subgroup 13 - Work
Subgroup 14 - Plants
Subgroup 15 - Carbon Farming
 
Group 3 - Units at CIV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from any TP or accr.
course
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NOTES FOR STUDENTS
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1. LEARNER SUPPORT
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
 
2. SELECTION OF ELECTIVES
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
 
3. RECOGNITION
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
 
4. PREREQUISITE UNITS
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Package or consult your teacher for information about prerequisites to
elective units.
 
 

Course Elective Completion:

At least 10 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 1, 2, 3

 
Group 1 ELECTIVE UNITS - GROUP A
At least 5 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 AGRIBUSINESS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCAGB501A Develop climate risk management strategies 100
AHCAGB505A Develop a whole farm plan 100
 
Subgroup 2 BUSINESS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCBUS501A Manage staff 100
AHCBUS506A Develop and review a business plan 100
AHCBUS507A Monitor and review business performance 100
 
Subgroup 3 BROAD ACRE CROPPING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCBAC501A Manage agricultural crop production 100
AHCBAC502A Manage forage conservation 100
AHCBAC503A Manage integrated crop and pasture production 100
AHCBAC504A Plan and manage a stored grain program 100
AHCBAC505A Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and/or disease control in crops 100
AHCBAC506A Manage the harvest of crops 100
AHCBAC507A Develop production plans for crops 100
 
Subgroup 4 LIVESTOCK
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCLSK501A Manage livestock production 100
AHCLSK502A Arrange marketing of livestock 100
AHCLSK503A Develop and implement a breeding strategy 100
AHCLSK504A Develop livestock health and welfare strategies 100
AHCLSK505A Develop production plans for livestock 100
 
Subgroup 5 WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCOHS501A Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes 50
 
Subgroup 6 ORGANIC PRODUCTION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCORG501A Develop an organic management plan 120
AHCORG502A Prepare the enterprise for organic certification 100
 
Subgroup 7 SOILS AND MEDIA
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCSOL501A Monitor and manage soils for production 140
 
Group 2 ELECTIVE UNITS - GROUP B
No more than 5 module/units may be completed
Subgroup 1 AGRIBUSINESS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCAGB502A Plan and manage infrastructure requirements 100
AHCAGB503A Plan and monitor production processes 100
AHCAGB504A Plan production for the whole land/farm based business 100
BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development 60
 
Subgroup 2 BUSINESS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCBUS502A Market products and services 100
AHCBUS503A Negotiate and monitor contracts 100
AHCBUS504A Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 100
AHCBUS505A Develop a marketing plan 100
AHCBUS508A Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 100
BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans 40
BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment selection and induction processes 50
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information 40
BSBRSK501B Manage risk 40
TLIL5019A Implement and monitor transport logistics 40
TLIR4002A Source goods/services and evaluate contractors 20
TLIR4003A Negotiate a contract 40
 
Subgroup 3 CHEMICALS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals 25
AHCCHM501A Develop and manage a chemical use strategy 50
 
Subgroup 4 DEER
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCDER401A Handle, store and grade deer velvet 80
AHCDER501A Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements 60
AHCDER502A Harvest deer velvet 50
 
Subgroup 5 DRAINAGE
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCDRG501A Design drainage systems 100
 
Subgroup 6 LIVESTOCK
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCLSK506A Design livestock effluent systems 100
 
Subgroup 7 MACHINERY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCMOM501A Manage machinery and equipment 60
AHCMOM502A Implement a machinery management system 100
 
Subgroup 8 MERCHANDISING AND SALES
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCMER501A Develop a sales strategy for rural products 100
 
Subgroup 9 NATURAL AREA RESTORATION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCNAR506A Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies 80
 
Subgroup 10 ORGANIC PRODUCTION
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCORG401A Manage biodynamic production 60
AHCORG402A Manage organic livestock production 60
AHCORG403A Manage organic soil improvement 40
 
Subgroup 11 SHEARING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCSHG405A Arrange employment for shearing operations 20
 
Subgroup 12 WATER
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCWAT502A Manage water systems 100
 
Subgroup 13 WORK
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCWRK501A Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program 100
AHCWRK502A Collect and manage data 100
AHCWRK504A Assess new industry developments 100
AHCWRK505A Manage trial and/or research material 100
AHCWRK509A Provide specialist advice to clients 150
AHCWRK511A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 100
 
Subgroup 14 PLANTS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCPCM505A Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs 1
 
Subgroup 15 CARBON FARMING
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCCFI501A Provide technical advice on the Carbon Farming Initiative 100
AHCCFI502A Assess the feasibility of a Carbon Farming Initiative project 80
AHCCFI503A Advise on Carbon Farming Initiative project planning and implementation 80
AHCCFI504A Monitor and report on a Carbon Farming Initiative project 80
AHCCFI505A Aggregate Carbon Farming Initiative projects 80
AHCCFI506A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative livestock project 100
AHCCFI507A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative waste or manure management project 100
AHCCFI508A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative project to sequester carbon in soil or biochar 100
AHCCFI509A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative savannah burning, feral animal or rangelands project 100
AHCCFI510A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative vegetation project 100
AHCCFI511A Plan a Carbon Farming Initiative project to avoid emissions from soil or crops 100
 
Group 3 UNITS FROM CIV, DIP & ADV DIP FROM ANY TP OR ACCREDITED
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
AHCAGB401A Implement and monitor a property improvement plan 60
AHCAGB402A Analyse and interpret production data 40
AHCAGB606A Manage price risk through trading strategy 140
AHCBAC401A Manage pastures for livestock production 40
AHCBAC402A Plan a pasture establishment program 40
AHCBAC403A Supervise agricultural crop establishment 40
AHCBAC404A Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance 40
AHCBAC405A Supervise agricultural crop harvesting 40
AHCBAC406A Maintain grain quality in storage 40
AHCBAC407A Save, prepare and store agricultural seed 30
AHCBUS402A Cost a project 50
AHCBUS403A Support and review business structures and relationships 50
AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework 40
AHCBUS605A Manage human resources 140
AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program 25
AHCDRY401A Manage milking shed routines 40
AHCLSK402A Develop livestock feeding plans 40
AHCLSK404A Implement and monitor animal welfare programs 40
AHCLSK406A Oversee animal marking operations 40
AHCLSK411A Supervise natural mating of livestock 40
AHCLSK412A Arrange livestock purchases 100
AHCLSK416A Identify and select animals for breeding 100
AHCNAR501A Manage natural areas on a rural property 100
AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes 30
AHCPCM402A Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program 60
AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems 100
AHCPHT503A Manage a controlled growing environment 100
AHCPMG408A Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs 60
AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results 60
AHCWOL401A Determine wool classing strategies 100
AHCWOL405A Class fleece wool 100
AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures 40
AHCWRK503A Prepare reports 40
AHCWRK508A Interpret legislation 80
BSBADM504B Plan or review administrative systems 50
BSBADM506B Manage business document design and development 60
BSBCUS501C Manage quality customer service 40
BSBLED401A Develop teams and individuals 40
BSBLED501A Develop a workplace learning environment 50
BSBMGT502B Manage people performance 50
BSBMGT507A Manage environmental performance 40
BSBMGT516C Facilitate continuous improvement 40
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances 40
BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage small business operations 40
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
BSBSMB407A Manage a small team 40
BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships 40
BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness 40
ICAICT208A Operate accounting applications 30
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting 18
NSWTCOM601A Research and communicate complex ideas 60
SIRXMER004A Manage merchandise and store presentation 35
SIRXSLS303 Build relationships with customers 35
VPAU807 Apply plant biology to agronomic practices 90
 

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture,TAFE NSW course number
19949 learners are required to complete 10 units of competency, comprising:
 
-  At least 5 units from group 1
-  No more than 5 units from group 2
-  No more than 2 units from group 3
 

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