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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for harvesting
  2. Determine harvest strategy
  3. Coordinate the harvest strategy
  4. Complete harvest operation

Range Statement

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

arrange storage and delivery requirements

assess crop maturity and quality in readiness for harvesting

establish strategies, procedures and controls for crop harvesting, including fire prevention and control plans

estimate crop yields

maintain budgetary controls

negotiate and arrange contracts and agreements

segregate grain for quality and monitor for moisture content

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices of seed crop harvesting

crop maturity and yield potential

crop measurement techniques and parameters

environmental controls and codes of practice applicable to harvesting operations

functions and limitations of harvesting equipment

grain or seed quality

hygiene requirements for certified seed

location and relative skills and abilities of available contractors

market information and sources

relevant legislation, codes of practice and enterprise requirements for work health and safety, contractor engagement, environment and pesticides

supervisor responsibilities in managing the safety of a workplace

weather conditions which may affect the harvest