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AHC20316 – Certificate II in Production Horticulture

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture which could include farm or orchard hand, farm or orchard worker or farm or orchard labourer. Work could also include operational maintenance of machinery, treating weeds, pests and diseases and irrigation activities.


Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • Assistant Grain Farmhand
  • Farm Hand (Production Horticulture)
  • Farm Hand (Viticulture)
  • Mushroom Farm Hand
  • Orchard Worker
Certificate III in Production Horticulture
  • Mushroom Farm Worker
  • Orchard Farm Worker
  • Vegetable Farm Worker
Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
  • Farm Supervisor (Production Horticulture)
Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • Production Horticulture Farm Manager
  • Viticulture Farm Manager
  • Viticulture Manager
Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
  • Horticulturist (Business Manager)


Fruit and Vegetable Farm Worker

Fruit and Vegetable Farm Workers carry out high-level fruit and vegetable farming operations. They prepare soils for planting; implement crop planting and maintenance programs; co-ordinate harvesting; and supervise work site activities. They treat crops and trees for disease, and operate and troubleshoot irrigation systems.

Orchard Worker

Orchard Workers perform a wide range of duties on a fruit and/or nut farm. This may include operating tractors and equipment; establishing and maintaining crops; treating weeds, pests and diseases and; irrigation activities.

Mushroom Farm Worker

Mushroom Farm Workers carry out high-level growing and maintenance duties on mushroom farms. They supervise substrate production; set and monitor environmental conditions in specialised growing areas; monitor safety and hygiene; and co-ordinate harvesting activities. They may have leadership responsibilities.


This is undertaken as a combination of class based
delivery, excursions and independent learning tasks.


Assessment is provided in a standard format by using a variety of methods including observation, question and answer, portfolio of evidence, role plays and demonstrations.


You will be required to have appropriate language and literacy entry level skills. Students will be required to produce a current Police Check before undertaking this course.


All candidates are expected to complete a Pre-Training Review prior to enrolment. This review ensures that the delivery and assessment
plan is designed to meet your individual needs. This will be
assessed by a trainer to ascertain your suitability for this qualification. Your eligibility and pathway choices will also be discussed.


Once your suitability for this qualification has been ascertained you will complete the enrolment process. You will also be given a student handbook.


Subsidised non-concession places available for persons looking to up-skill to a higher qualification.

Enrolment in a funded place for this course may have a later impact on your ability to access future Government funding.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to access Government funding.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 



Encompass College of Education & Training (RTO6899) To apply click here to express an interest  or speak to our friendly staff if you would like to attend an information session. PH: 03 5222 3377

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