Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCBAC505, 'Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Source information for input to weed, pest or disease control planning

1.1 Identify and access historical data, including recent data from organisational records for input to weed, pest or disease control planning

1.2 Research and collate information from other enterprises within the district

1.3 Use information regarding the characteristics of the crop(s) planned for, or under production

1.4 Research and collate information regarding the local geography, soil and climatic conditions

1.5 Consider and document the environmental implications of pesticide or herbicide use, alternative methods and nonchemical preventative methods

1.6 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

1.7 Assess information and determine potential key information for input to planning decisions

2. Determine long-term weed, pest or disease control strategies

2.1 Analyse information gathered for suitable methods

2.2 Consider methods of control, including their impacts

2.3 Determine strategies for weed, pest or disease control to integrate the most suitable control methods with the proposed crops and the existing geography

2.4 Establish environmental controls and include in the plan

2.5 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and incorporate suitable controls into the plan

3. Provide input to other planning processes

3.1 Incorporate selected weed, pest or disease control strategies into other organisational planning processes

3.2 Collect and use information regarding other planning processes in the weed, pest or disease control plan

3.3 Communicate information appropriately about the range of planning processes

4. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

4.1 Determine appropriate scheduling for weed, pest or disease control

4.2 Determine key responsibilities for specific implementation processes

4.3 Determine record keeping requirements are determined and implement appropriate procedures

4.4 Document the plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities and ensure it includes the type, format, frequency and detail of any reporting required by both managers and operators

5. Monitor and adjust weed, pest or disease control strategies

5.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of the weed, pest or disease control strategies at key points, and implement any necessary adjustments

5.2 Identify, monitor and assess environmental impacts and work health and safety hazards relating to weed, pest or disease control throughout the implementation process

5.3 Identify and implement necessary modifications to the strategy

5.4 Implement enterprise biosecurity policies

6. Evaluate weed, pest or disease control strategies and record result

6.1 Analyse data, observations, and documentation from the implementation against the plan appropriately

6.2 Prepare recommendations for future strategies

6.3 Prepare a report that documents the implementation of the strategies and includes any difficulties or issues faced, the methods used for treatment, impacts on environmental and work health and safety, any recommendations for future work, results, costs and any available data analysis