Certificate III in Commercial Seed Processing

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in commercial seed processing.


Packaging Rules

Completion of nine (9) units made up of six (6) core units and three (3) elective units.


a maximum of one (1) elective unit 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 the commercial seed processing industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes

Seed processing

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSPO301A

Operate a screen cleaner

add topic AHCSPO302A

Operate an indent cylinder

add topic AHCSPO303A

Operate a gravity table

add topic AHCSPO307A

Handle, package and store commercial quantities of seed

add topic AHCSPO308A

Sample seed before and after processing



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCAGB301A

Keep records for a primary production business

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

Seed processing

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSPO304A

Operate seed modification machinery

add topic AHCSPO305A

Operate seed treatment machinery

add topic AHCSPO306A

Operate specialised seed processing machinery


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor 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 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:

    Commercial seed processor

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.

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


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

Adapting to new situations

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role


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