Certificate II in Poultry Production Operations

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in poultry production. The poultry industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of six (6) core units and nine (9) elective units.


a minimum of six (6) units must come from the elective unit list

a maximum of three (3) units must come from the elective unit list or from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the poultry industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCPLY202A Maintain health and welfare of poultry


add topic AHCLSK209A Monitor water supplies

add topic AHCLSK213A Clean out production sheds


add topic AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures


add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures



add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic AHCLSK201A Assist with feeding in a production system

add topic AHCLSK214A Maintain production growing environments


add topic AHCPLY201A Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

add topic AHCPLY202A Maintain health and welfare of poultry

add topic AHCPLY203A Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

add topic AHCPLY204A Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

add topic AHCPLY302A Brood poultry

add topic AHCPLY303A Identify and sex birds

add topic AHCPLY304A Incubate eggs

add topic AHCPLY305A Beak trim chickens

Broad acre cropping

add topic AHCBAC204A Prepare grain storages


FDFOPTHCP3AParticipate in a HACCP team

FDFZCSCIP2AClean equipment in place

FDFZCSCS2AClean and sanitize equipment

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM212A Operate quad bikes

add topic TLID1007C Operate a forklift


add topic AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather

add topic AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

add topic AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications

add topic AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


    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 III in Poultry Production.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Broiler farm employee

    Egg farm poultry hand

    Free range egg/broiler farm worker

    Breeder farm worker

    Hatchery worker

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

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Establishing/using networks


Working as an individual and a team member


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Determining or applying required resources

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in order to accommodate change


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills