Certificate II in Production Horticulture

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in production horticulture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production or mushroom production context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed enterprises, both.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of two (2) core units and thirteen (13) elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected 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 production horticulture industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices



add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures


add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

Production horticulture

add topic AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops

add topic AHCPHT203A Support horticultural crop harvesting

add topic AHCPHT205A Carry out post-harvest operations

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

add topic AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media



FDFOPTWFS2AWork in a food handling area for non-food handlers

FDFOPTFST2AMaintain food safety when loading, unloading and transporting food


add topic AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM201A Operate two wheel motorbikes

add topic AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM205A Operate vehicles

add topic AHCMOM212A Operate quad bikes

add topic FPICOT2234B Operate 4x4 vehicle

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic TLID1007C Operate a forklift

add topic TLID2022A Conduct weighbridge operations


add topic AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants

add topic AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities

Production horticulture

add topic AHCPHT202A Carry out canopy maintenance

add topic AHCPHT204A Undertake field budding and grafting

add topic AHCPHT206A Handle and move mushroom boxes

add topic AHCPHT207A Perform mushroom substrate process tasks

add topic AHCPHT208A Water mushroom crops


add topic AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather

add topic AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

add topic AHCWRK208A Provide information on products and services

add topic TLID1001A 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, AHC30610 Certificate III in Production Horticulture.

    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:

    Farm or orchard hand

    Farm or orchard worker

    Farm or orchard labourer.

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

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Undertaking learning as required for work


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology