Diploma of Pork Production

The Diploma of Pork Production Management reflects the role of personnel working on piggeries who manage enterprise production units.


Packaging Rules

Completion of 10 units made up of 2 core units and 8 elective units.


a minimum of 6 units must come from the elective units list

a maximum of 2 units may be selected from the elective units or from units packaged in Certificate III or above in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in pork production.



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSK504A

Develop livestock health and welfare strategies

add topic AHCLSK505A

Develop production plans for livestock


Pork production

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPRK401A

Implement a feeding strategy for pig production


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSK405A

Implement intensive production systems

add topic AHCLSK416A

Identify and select animals for breeding

add topic AHCLSK501A

Manage livestock production

add topic AHCLSK503A

Develop and implement a breeding strategy


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

add topic AHCBUS508A

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

add topic BSBHRM506A

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK502A

Collect and manage data

add topic AHCWRK503A

Prepare reports


    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or completion of the Certificate III in Pork Production.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness 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:

    Production unit manager

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

Writing to audience needs

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Establishing/using networks


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

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Listening to and resolving concerns in relation to workplace issues

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Translating ideas into action

Developing innovative solutions

Planning and organising

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables

Determining or applying required resources

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements


Having a personal vision and goals

Articulating own ideas and vision

Monitoring and evaluating own performance

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in order to accommodate change

Managing own learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using technology to organise data

Applying technology as a management tool