Certificate III in Commercial Composting

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in commercial composting.


Packaging Rules

Completion of ten (10) units made up of one (1) core unit and nine (9) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of two (2) units must come from elective groups A or B.

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from from units aligned to from 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 composting industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes



add topic AHCCOM301A Operate compost processing plant, machinery and equipment

add topic AHCCOM302A Dispatch materials and composted product

add topic AHCCOM303A Operate a compost bagging process

add topic RIIMPO304B Conduct wheel loader operations

add topic AHCCOM401A Develop a composting recipe

add topic AHCCOM402A Plan and schedule compost production


add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK306A Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

add topic AHCWRK308A Handle bulk materials in storage area



add topic AHCCOM201A Assess and receive raw materials for composting

add topic AHCCOM202A Recognise and respond to fire emergencies on a composting site

add topic AHCCOM203A Recognise raw materials, production processes and products on a composting site

add topic AHCCOM501A Identify and secure raw materials supply for compost production


add topic AHCCHM301A Conduct fumigation in enclosed spaces

add topic AHCCHM302A Fumigate soil using chemicals

add topic AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals

Machinery operations and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

add topic AHCMOM302A Perform machinery maintenance

add topic AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM305A Operate specialised machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM315A Operate chemical application machinery and equipment


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    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 compost facility worker

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