Assessor Resource

AHCSDT405
Handle and store quarantinable seeds

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to store and handle seeds subject to quarantine or isolation in accordance with laboratory procedures and in compliance with Australian Department of Agriculture (DA) or other regulatory requirements.

It applies to senior seed analysts who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Evidence Required

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Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Handle and test quarantinable seed

1.1 Plan work practices involving the handling and testing of quarantinable seed to ensure compliance

1.2 Undertake seed testing procedures so that methods and equipment are fit for purpose

1.3 Implement procedures to ensure the accuracy, efficiency and DA compliance of equipment

1.4 Supervise and mentor team members to ensure DA compliance

2. Store quarantinable seeds

2.1 Identify DA and laboratory requirements for storage facilities and associated document processes

2.2 Store quarantinable seeds in accordance with DA requirements and documented procedures

2.3 Secure stored quarantinable seed to prevent unauthorised access

3. Report non- compliance

3.1 Report incidents and occurrences of non-compliance with storage or handling of quarantinable seeds

3.2 Provide supervision and training for laboratory personnel to meet compliance

3.3 Redesign or adjust workplace practices to prevent repetition of non-compliance

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

handle and store quarantinable seeds

maintain records and documentation relating to DA compliance

redesign work procedures to prevent reoccurrence of non-compliance

report non-compliance

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

DA requirements required for handling and storing quarantinable seeds

laboratory systems, records and reporting procedures for dealing with quarantinable seeds

relevant work health, safety and environment requirements

statutory and legal compliance requirements

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Handle and test quarantinable seed

1.1 Plan work practices involving the handling and testing of quarantinable seed to ensure compliance

1.2 Undertake seed testing procedures so that methods and equipment are fit for purpose

1.3 Implement procedures to ensure the accuracy, efficiency and DA compliance of equipment

1.4 Supervise and mentor team members to ensure DA compliance

2. Store quarantinable seeds

2.1 Identify DA and laboratory requirements for storage facilities and associated document processes

2.2 Store quarantinable seeds in accordance with DA requirements and documented procedures

2.3 Secure stored quarantinable seed to prevent unauthorised access

3. Report non- compliance

3.1 Report incidents and occurrences of non-compliance with storage or handling of quarantinable seeds

3.2 Provide supervision and training for laboratory personnel to meet compliance

3.3 Redesign or adjust workplace practices to prevent repetition of non-compliance

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

handle and store quarantinable seeds

maintain records and documentation relating to DA compliance

redesign work procedures to prevent reoccurrence of non-compliance

report non-compliance

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

DA requirements required for handling and storing quarantinable seeds

laboratory systems, records and reporting procedures for dealing with quarantinable seeds

relevant work health, safety and environment requirements

statutory and legal compliance requirements

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Plan work practices involving the handling and testing of quarantinable seed to ensure compliance 
Undertake seed testing procedures so that methods and equipment are fit for purpose 
Implement procedures to ensure the accuracy, efficiency and DA compliance of equipment 
Supervise and mentor team members to ensure DA compliance 
Identify DA and laboratory requirements for storage facilities and associated document processes 
Store quarantinable seeds in accordance with DA requirements and documented procedures 
Secure stored quarantinable seed to prevent unauthorised access 
Report incidents and occurrences of non-compliance with storage or handling of quarantinable seeds 
Provide supervision and training for laboratory personnel to meet compliance 
Redesign or adjust workplace practices to prevent repetition of non-compliance 

Forms

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