Certificate III in Poultry Production

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


Packaging Rules

Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of nine (9) 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 the elective unit list or 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 the poultry industry.


Occupational health and safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes


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Unit title

add topic AHCWRK306A

Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

add topic AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


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add topic AHCLSK304A

Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock

add topic AHCLSK307A

Euthanase livestock

add topic AHCLSK309A

Implement animal health control programs


Unit code

Unit title

add topic FDFTEC3001A

Participate in a HACCP team*

FDFFS2001 Implement the food safety program and procedures


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCAGB301A

Keep records for a primary production business


Unit code

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add topic AHCBIO302A

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSK301A

Administer medication to livestock

add topic AHCLSK306A

Coordinate and monitor production performance

add topic AHCLSK310A

Implement feeding plans for intensive production

add topic AHCLSK313A

Monitor livestock production growing environments

add topic AHCLSK323A

Maintain and monitor feed stocks

add topic AHCLSK328A

Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive production system


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPLY301A

Artificially inseminate birds

add topic AHCPLY302A

Brood poultry

add topic AHCPLY303A

Identify and sex birds

add topic AHCPLY304A

Incubate eggs

add topic AHCPLY305A

Beak trim chickens

add topic AHCPLY306A

Clean and fumigate intensive production sheds

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM301A

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

add topic AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK310A

Provide on-job training support


    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 IV in Poultry 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:

    Owner/manager broiler farm

    Egg farm supervisor

    Free range/broiler egg farm supervisor

    Hatchery supervisor

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

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