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Agriculture & Horticulture Projects: Qualifications & Units Submitted for Endorsement

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The final draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency, along with a Companion Volume Implementation Guide, have now been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) as part of a Case for Endorsement for the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package version 3.0.

The Case for Endorsement provides the AISC with information about what changes have been made to the training package including, where relevant, information on new or updated qualifications, skill sets and units.

The Case for Endorsement also outlines who has been consulted with and provided feedback throughout the project, why the changes were made, and what the implications of the changes are.

The Companion Volume Implementation Guide contains key information to help registered training organisations (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.

The AISC will consider the Case for Endorsement at their meeting on 14 August 2018.

To view the final documents that were submitted for endorsement, please visit the project pages below.

Ag Machinery Project

A revised Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations and 37 units of competency were submitted to the AISC as part of this project. They were reviewed 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 submitted to the AISC as part of this project. They were reviewed 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

A revised Certificate III in Beekeeping, four skill sets and 21 units of competency were submitted to the AISC as part of this project. They were reviewed 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

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

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Once the qualifications, skill sets and units of competency are endorsed, the AISC will issue a communique. The materials will then be published on training.gov.au and available for delivery by registered training organisations (RTOs).