AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery

Course Description

Course Code and Name
AHC31116 Certificate III in Production Nursery

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome for a nurseryperson working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Job roles and titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • production nursery tradesperson

Course structure
This qualification is comprised of 11 core (mandatory) units of competency and 5 elective units. Participants undertaking a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway can select the most appropriate 5 units from the list below. Those undertaking the delivered course will have set electives. 

For more information on this qualification, please contact Australian Consolidated Training.



Core Units

AHCBIO305 - Apply biosecurity measures
AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals
AHCIRG306 - Troubleshoot irrigation systems
AHCNSY301 - Maintain nursery plants
AHCNSY306 - Implement a propagation plan
AHCPCM301 - Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units

AHCBER301 - Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
AHCBER303 - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
AHCBER304 - Carry out movement and security procedures
AHCBIO302 - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
AHCBUS404 - Operate within a budget framework
AHCCHM309 - Fumigate soil
AHCHYD301 - Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
AHCHYD302 - Install hydroponic systems
AHCIRG303 - Measure irrigation delivery system performance
AHCIRG331 - Install pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG332 - Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCIRG333 - Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
AHCMER301 - Process customer complaints
AHCMER303 - Sell products and services
AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY302 - Receive and dispatch nursery products
AHCNSY303 - Install and maintain plant displays
AHCNSY304 - Deliver and promote sales of plants
AHCNSY305 - Prepare specialised plants
AHCNSY307 - Operate fertigation equipment
AHCSOL202 - Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCSOL301 - Prepare growing media
AHCSOL401 - Sample soils and interpret results
AHCWAT301 - Monitor and operate water treatment processes
AHCWRK303 - Respond to emergencies
AHCWRK305 - Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
SIRRINV002 - Control stock
SIRRMER001 - Produce visual merchandise displays
SIRXPDK001 - Advise on products and services

Recognition of Prior Learning - Enrol Anytime

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual's relevant prior learning (including formal, information and non-formal learning).

Australian Consolidated Training offers RPL for all accredited courses. For this qualification, four (4) years experience in a business administration role is indicative of success. For those who do not have four years experience, please contact us to discuss your options.

Please click the "Recognition of Prior Learning" button for more information.

Recognition of Prior Learning



Australian Consolidated Training offers on-the-job apprenticeships funded by User Choice Queensland. This qualification is funded by the Department of Education, Training and Employment for Queensland apprentices.

Apprenticeships are completed on-the-job with support from Australian Consolidated Training's highly experienced Trainers/Assessors. This model suits employers who do not wish to send their apprentices to block release training, and who would like to take an active role in the training of their apprentices.

This model does not suit all employers and the apprentice must have access to a qualified onsite supervisor who can mentor them and provide evidence of practical training.
Some units of competency may not be able to be taught in the workplace. In this case, some offsite training may be required.

Student Contribution Fees apply. Please refer to the "Apprenticeships" button below for more information.