The courses are developed to be conducted online e-learning with practical activities to be signed off by your trainer/supervisor and assessor. The time to complete a unit of competency is within 3 months. Duration may be dependent upon participant dedication and employer facilitation.
This Program includes the theoretical and practical components of individual units of competency chosen by industry to meet skills and knowledge required to be able to be a competent and safe worker in the horticulture, biosecurity and agriculture industry. The need to do individual units is to ensure employers comply with their duty of care when it comes to certain job tasks and satisfy any contractual arrangements they need to abide with.
Any online individual units can be selected from the Certificate II Horticulture and Certificate II in Agriculture list of units available on this website. Units high in demand at the moment are:
AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material - Weed and Seed course
The unit applies to individuals responsible for the inspection and cleaning of machinery that is being moved from one location to another to ensure that soil borne pathogens and weeds are not relocated to new sites.
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate and maintain machinery and equipment. This unit could apply to everyday machinery and equipment used in Parks and Gardens maintenance like lawnmowers, ride-on mowers, brush cutter, whipper sniper, blowers, hedge trimmers and others. This unit does not apply to chainsaws, tractors, vehicles, earth moving equipment.
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate tractors with and without attached equipment. Working with tractors is an inherently dangerous activity. Individuals who work at this level must be thoroughly instructed in all work health and safety aspects of operating tractors. The tractor must also comply with relevant Australian standards for tractors.
MEM18001C Use hand tools
This unit covers using a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications.
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations
This unit covers using a range of hand held power tools and fixed power tools for hand held operations for a variety of general engineering applications.
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds and AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
These units of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to treat weeds and apply chemicals using workplace specific application equipment under supervision.
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to follow workplace procedures and instructions and to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
There are no entry requirements for these courses. However students should have a reasonable fitness and physical ability level before enrolling in the course.
Any online unit can be chosen from Certificate II Horticulture and Certificate II in Agriculture on this website. Popular examples are listed above.
On successful completion of this course, participants will be issued a ‘Statement of Attainment’ certifying competence of the unit/s.
For students that are already employed in the industry:
Your supervisor will play a large part in the practical tasks. Visits by your trainer and assessor will be organised with enrolment.
For students that are not employed and wishes to gain employment in the industry:
Regular training and assessment activities will be organised with the student. This could be at your own place or designated farm or station enterprises or at LT Training’s training facilities with enrolment.
When you have made payment and we have received your enrolment and other documentation a link and password will be emailed to you to start your online training.
Computer with internet access, Adobe Reader and basic Microsoft programs. Other equipment needs will be established with enrolment depending on unit chosen.
We are open for enrolment anytime and there are no scheduled dates. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with our Student Handbook which contains loads of information for our students including our policies and terms and conditions. The handbook will be shared electronically. If you have any questions at all, we are happy to help.