Certificate II in Production Nursery

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


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of seven (7) core units and eight (8) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units must come from the elective unit list

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 nursery industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic AHCNSY201A Pot up plants

add topic AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants

add topic AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities


add topic AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG201A Treat weeds



add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures


add topic AHCDRG201A Maintain drainage systems

First Aid

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


add topic AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures


add topic AHCIRG202A Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

add topic AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD203A Prune shrubs and small trees

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM211A Operate side by side utility vehicles


add topic AHCNSY204A Maintain indoor plants

Soils and media

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


add topic AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


    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 Production Nursery or Certificate III in Retail Nursery.

    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:

    Production nursery 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

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


Participating in ongoing learning

Learning new skills and techniques


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology