Certificate III in Beekeeping

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in bee keeping.


Packaging Rules

Completion of ten (10) units made up of five (5) core units and five (5) elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from the elective unit list

a maximum of two (2) units must come 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 beekeeping industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes

Bee keeping

add topic AHCBEK301A Manage honey bee swarms

add topic AHCBEK304A Remove a honey crop from a hive

add topic AHCBEK305A Extract honey


add topic AHCWRK306A Comply with industry quality assurance requirements


Bee keeping

add topic AHCBEK201A Support beekeeping work

add topic AHCBEK202A Use a bee smoker

add topic AHCBEK203A Open and reassemble a beehive

add topic AHCBEK204A Construct and repair beehives

add topic AHCBEK302A Manipulate honey bee brood

add topic AHCBEK303A Re-queen a honey bee colony

add topic AHCBEK306A Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony

add topic AHCBEK401A Collect and store propolis

add topic AHCBEK402A Perform queen bee artificial insemination

add topic AHCBEK403A Produce and harvest royal jelly

add topic AHCBEK404A Provide bee pollination services

add topic AHCBEK405A Select and establish an apiary site

add topic AHCBEK406A Trap and store pollen

add topic AHCBEK407A Rear queen bees

Food safety

FDFCORFSY2AImplement the food safety program and procedures

FDFHYCH2AOperate a creamed honey manufacture process

FDFOPTHCP3AParticipate in a HACCP team

FDFOPTISP2AImplement sampling procedures

FDFZCSCIP2AClean equipment in place

FDFZCSCS2AClean and sanitize equipment

FDFZPKPP2AOperate a packaging process

FDFCORQFS3AMonitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs


add topic AHCWRK303A Respond to emergencies

add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK308A Handle bulk materials in storage area

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic TLID1007C Operate a forklift


    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 Agriculture.

    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:

    Bee keeper

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

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Sharing information


Working as an individual and a team member

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

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

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Accessing opportunities to develop technical and other work skills


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Use load shifting technology