Certificate IV in Poultry Production

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the poultry production industry. The poultry industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of twelve (12) units made up of five (5) core units and seven (7) elective units.


a minimum of five (5) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma 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.



add topic AHCLSK401A Develop feeding plans for a production system

add topic AHCLSK404A Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

add topic AHCLSK405A Implement intensive production systems

add topic AHCLSK407A Plan and monitor intensive production systems

add topic AHCLSK409A Supervise animal health programs



add topic AHCAGB402A Analyse and interpret production data


add topic AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs


add topic BSBINM401A Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information


add topic AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

add topic AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program


FDFCORFSY2AImplement the food safety program and procedures

FDFCORQFS3AMonitor the implementation of quality and food safety program

Merchandising and sales

add topic SIRXSLS004A Build relationships with customers

Occupational health and safety

add topic AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


add topic AHCPLY401A Supervise free-range poultry operations


add topic AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance


    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, Diploma of 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:

    Consultant/service provider

    Egg farm operations manager

    Breeder farm operations manager

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:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team

Applying teamwork skills to a range of situations


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Initiative and enterprise

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

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

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role


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

Contributing to the learning of others


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Using technology to organise data

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology