Certificate IV in Production Nursery

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


Packaging Rules

Completion of fourteen (14) units made up o five (5) core units and nine (9) elective units.


a minimum of six (6) units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of three (3) 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 nursery industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

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


add topic AHCPCM401A Recommend plants and cultural practices

add topic AHCPCM402A Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program


add topic AHCIRG408A Schedule irrigations


add topic AHCNSY401A Plan a growing-on program



add topic BSBRSK401A Identify risk and apply risk management processes


add topic AHCBIO401A Supervise activities on infected premises

add topic AHCBIO402A Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest

add topic AHCBIO403A Plan and implement a biosecurity program


add topic AHCBUS402A Cost a project

add topic AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework

add topic AHCBUS405A Participate in an e-business supply chain


add topic AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

add topic AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM402A Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Merchandising and sales

add topic SIRXINV002A Maintain and order stock


add topic AHCNSY402A Plan a propagation program

Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD401A Design plant displays


add topic AHCPCM501A Diagnose plant health problems


add topic AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

add topic BSBSUS301A 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, Diploma of Production Nursery Management or Diploma of Retail Nursery Management.

    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:

    Senior nursery worker

    Production nursery team leader

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