Certificate I in AgriFood Operations

This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

The qualification is suited to VET in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the agriculture, horticulture or conservation and land management industries or relevant employment history.


Packaging Rules

Completion of six (6) units made up of two (2) core units and four (4) elective units.


a minimum of two (2) elective units from the list below

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective list below or from units aligned to Certificates I or II in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS101A Work safely


add topic AHCWRK101A Maintain the workplace


Broadacre cropping

add topic AHCBAC101A Support agricultural crop work


add topic AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules

Horse breeding

add topic AHCHBR101A Support horse work


add topic AHCIRG101A Support irrigation work


add topic AHCLSC101A Support landscape work


add topic AHCLSK101A Support extensive livestock work

add topic AHCLSK102A Support intensive livestock work

Machineryoperation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM101A Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment


add topic AHCNSY101A Support nursery work

Organic production

add topic AHCORG101A Support organic production

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD101A Support gardening work

Production horticulture

add topic AHCPHT101A Support horticultural production


add topic AHCSHG101A Undertake basic shearing and crutching

Tools and equipment

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations


add topic AHCTRF101A Support turf work


add topic AHCWOL101A Support woolshed activities


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Horticulture, Certificate II in Production Horticulture and Certificate II in Rural Operations.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    There are no specific job outcomes to this qualification, but the skills achieved will assist in successfully undertaking a Certificate II pre-vocational program or job outcome qualification, or will facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding


Working as an individual and a team member


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in order to accommodate change


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills