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Agriculture & Horticulture Projects Finalised

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Following endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the final qualifications, skill sets and units of competency for four projects within the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package version 3.0 are now published on training.gov.au.

This means they are available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). From the date of publication, RTOs have 12 months to transition to delivering the new and updated qualifications, skill sets and units.

A Companion Volume Implementation Guide has been developed that contains key information to help RTOs implement the qualifications, skill sets and units, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualifications; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.

To view the final documents and more details about changes, please visit the project pages below.

Ag Machinery Project

The Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations and 37 units of competency were reviewed as part of this project. They were revised to incorporate the use of new technology and safety measures in all farm mobile machinery operations within the agriculture sector.​

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Ag Chemical Handling Project

Two skill sets and 12 units of competency were reviewed as part of this project. They were revised to reflect current industry skills standards and practices for safe chemical application and handling, and to ensure that all job functions are accurately described.

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Apiculture (Bees) Project

The Certificate III in Beekeeping, four skill sets and 21 units of competency were reviewed as part of this project. They were revised to address skills that relate to biosecurity, pollination and business management, so that all job functions are accurately described, with appropriate current knowledge and skill needs.

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Pest Management Project

The Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management, the Pest Management Planning Skill Set and 29 units of competency were reviewed as part of this project. They were revised to reflect the current skills and safety requirements of industry, so that job functions are accurately described.​

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