Certificate III in Pork Production

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in the pork production industry. The pork industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of one (1) core unit and fourteen (14) elective units.


a minimum of six (6) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in pork production.


Occupational health and safety

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


Artificial insemination

add topic AHCAIS302A Process and store semen


add topic AHCLSK301A Administer medication to livestock

add topic AHCLSK304A Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock

add topic AHCLSK307A Euthanase livestock

add topic AHCLSK308A Identify and draft livestock

add topic AHCLSK309A Implement animal health control programs

add topic AHCLSK310A Implement feeding plans for intensive production

add topic AHCLSK313A Monitor livestock production growing environments

add topic AHCLSK314A Prepare animals for parturition

add topic AHCLSK318A Rear newborn and young livestock

add topic AHCLSK323A Maintain and monitor feed stocks

add topic AHCLSK327A Collect, store and administer colostrum

add topic AHCLSK328A Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive

production system

add topic AHCLSK331A Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

Pork production

add topic AHCPRK301A Pregnancy test pigs

add topic AHCPRK302A Treat rectal prolapse in pigs


add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Pork production

add topic AHCPRK202A Care for weaner and grower pigs

add topic AHCPRK303A Artificially inseminate pigs

add topic AHCPRK304A Mate pigs and monitor dry sow performance


add topic AHCLSK303A Carry out feedlot operations

add topic AHCLSK305A Maintain livestock water supplies

add topic AHCLSK306A Coordinate and monitor production performance

add topic AHCLSK311A Implement feeding plans for livestock

add topic AHCLSK315A Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock

add topic AHCLSK316A Prepare livestock for competition

add topic AHCLSK319A Slaughter livestock

add topic AHCLSK320A Coordinate and monitor livestock transport

add topic AHCLSK322A Transport farm produce or bulk materials

add topic AHCLSK325A Castrate livestock

add topic AHCLSK326A Mix and mill standard stockfeed

Vertebrate Pests

add topic AHCVPT302A Implement vertebrate pest control program


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or on completion of the Pork Industry Stockperson Skill Set.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Diploma of Pork Production.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

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


    Legislation is some states mandates that stockpersons must be competent in euthanasing animals. The unit AHCLSK307A Euthanase animals should be included in courses where this is required in the certificate outcome.

    Job roles

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

    Stockperson or animal attendant

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

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful


Monitoring and evaluating own performance

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in a range of settings including informal learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology