Total number of units = 18

Core Units = 9

Elective Units = 9

Core Units

Unit Code

Unit Title

add topic AHCSDT402

Prepare and maintain a seed reference collection

add topic AHCSDT404

Develop and implement laboratory policy and procedures

add topic AHCSDT406

Undertake internal audits in a seed laboratory

add topic AHCSDT409

Perform a tetrazolium test

add topic AHCSDT410

Perform seed vigour test

add topic AHCSDT411

Perform a 1000 seed weight test

add topic AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

add topic AHCWRK401

Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Elective Units

Select 5 units from list below

4 units may be selected from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course
Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in a seed testing laboratory and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4

Unit Code

Unit Title

add topic AHCSDT401

Maintain a quarantine approved laboratory

add topic AHCSDT403

Perform an Anguina test on annual ryegrass seed

add topic AHCSDT405

Handle & store quarantinable seeds

add topic AHCSDT407

Perform an endophytic seed test

add topic AHCSDT408

Perform an electrophoresis test on a seed sample

add topic MSL904001

Perform standard calibrations

add topic MSL924001

Process and interpret data

add topic MSL924002

Use laboratory application software

add topic MSL934002

Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes

add topic MSL934003

Maintain and control stocks

Entry Requirements

Entrants into the Certificate IV in Seed Testing must hold the following units of competency or their equivalent:

AHCSDT301 Prepare a working sample

AHCSDT302 Identify seeds

AHCSDT304 Perform a seed purity analysis

AHCSDT305 Perform a seed moisture test

AHCSDT306 Perform a seed germination test

AHCSDT307 Perform a 'Determination of Other Seeds by Number' test

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices