Certificate IV in Seed Production

This Qualification allows individuals to develop higher level skills and knowledge to become specialists within the seed production industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the seed production industry.


Complete twelve (12) Units of Competency comprised of five (5) core Units and seven (7) elective Units.

Core Units of Competency

Seed production

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSDP401A

Plan a seed crop establishment program

add topic AHCSDP402A

Supervise seed crop establishment

add topic AHCSDP403A

Plan and implement seed crop maintenance

add topic AHCSDP404A

Supervise seed crop harvesting

Occupational health and safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS401A

Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes

Elective Units of Competency

Select five (5) Units from the Elective list below.

Select two (2) Units from the list below and/or this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma.

Selected Units must be relevant to job outcomes in seed production.


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCAGB401A

Implement and monitor a property improvement plan

add topic AHCAGB402A

Analyse and interpret production data

add topic BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM401A

Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

add topic AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

add topic AHCCHM403A

Prepare safe operating procedures for calibration of equipment


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCIRG410A

Select and manage pumping systems for irrigation

add topic AHCIRG412A

Construct and install a sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG417A

Supervise sprinkler irrigation maintenance

add topic AHCIRG421A

Manage a sprinkler irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG426A

Evaluate water supply for irrigation

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM401A

Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Pest management

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPMG408A

Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPCM402A

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

Soils and media

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSOL401A

Sample soils and interpret results

add topic AHCSOL402A

Develop a soil use map for a property


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK401A

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK402A

Provide information on issues and policies

add topic AHCWRK403A

Supervise work routines and staff performance


    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, AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture.

    Additional Qualification advice

    This Qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this Qualification.

Licensing Information

There is no direct link between this Qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, an individual Unit of Competency may specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

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