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Program Snapshot


Approximately 12 – 15 months

Delivery Options

Learning delivered in the workplace, supplemented by extensive workplace


By virtual instructor-led online classes


It is required that learners be employed
in the industry to allow them to
demonstrate application of skills
required by the program.
Learner literacy will be assessed prior
to course commencement.


State Government funding may be available for eligible individuals. Contact us to see if you’re eligible for government funding.



Course information:

TME is pleased to offer workplace-based training to workers in the Production
Horticulture industry, leading to the latest version of the Certificate III in Production

The program covers a wide range of topics and is designed to assist employers and
their staff gain the skills and knowledge necessary to keep abreast of developments in this important sector. It is run as a traineeship for new employees in the industry, or to enable existing workers gain formal qualifications across a broad cross-section of fruit, flower and vegetable specialisations.

Training and assessment is delivered in the workplace as far as possible, in sync with
your production cycles, though from time to time visits to different production
facilities and farms will be arranged to expose trainees to a range of environments.
So the trainers come to the trainee, not the other way around.

Eligible workers may be able to access Government funding support, thanks to State and Commonwealth Government contributions.

Course outcomes:

Undertake soil or growing media sampling and interpret results as a
foundation for further horticultural operations such as nutrition programs and irrigation scheduling.
Monitor and control the nutritional requirements of and applications to plants across a range of situations and environments.
Assess, plan and control weeds pests and diseases.
√ Coordinate crop harvesting activities.
Inspect and operate irrigation systems.
Transport, prepare and apply chemical mixes.
√ Understand and apply work health and safety policies and procedures


AHC30620 Certificate III in Production Horticulture requires completion of 15 units of
competency. The units below allow the specialisation in Group A (Horticulture)

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes *
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest,
weeds and diseases
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance
requirements *
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL305 Prepare growing media
AHCPCM305 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPHT312 Implement a crop regulation program
AHCBIO303 Apply biosecurity measures *
AHCPHT313 Implement a post-harvest program

* Indicates core units. Some units have been clustered due to similarity in content

Induction: Trainees will be introduced to the course, delivery and assessment methods, and expectations and rights of trainees on course commencement.

All trainees are expected to comply with worksite WHS procedures and policies during practical activities.

RPL & Credit Transfer: Students who believe they have sufficient past experience
to demonstrate full competence against particular units may apply for RPL using the forms and processes available from the TME office. Students may apply for credit transferfor any units completed in prior qualifications, including for the elective units.

Funding: This program may be supported by State Government funding subject to
eligibility. New employees may also be eligible for Commonwealth Government Funding. Contact us to check your eligibility.

Workplace Training: Programs are customised to meet individual or workplace requirements. On the job training and assessment activities are built into our programs to benefit employers and enable learners to develop relevant workplace skills.

We actively tailor training for people from diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities and encourage all to apply.

Information in this flyer may be subject to change. Contact us to ensure you have the
most current information about this program.

AHC30620 – Flyer – v 2022.01.docx

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