Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and/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 AHCBAC505A, 'Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and/or disease control in crops'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



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

1.1. Historical data, including recent data from organisational records is identified and accessed for input to weed, pest and/or disease control planning.

1.2. Information from other enterprises within the district is sought and gathered.

1.3. Information regarding the characteristics of the crop(s) planned for, or under production, is accessed.

1.4. Information regarding the local geography, soil and climatic conditions is accessed and gathered.

1.5. The environmental implications of pesticide/ herbicide use, alternative methods and non-chemical preventative methods are considered and documented.

1.6. Information is assessed to determine potential key information for input to planning decisions.

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

2.1. Information gathered is analysed for suitable methods of weed, pest and/or disease control.

2.2. Methods of control are considered in light of their impacts.

2.3. Strategies for weed, pest and/or disease control are determined to integrate the most suitable control methods with the proposed crops and the existing geography.

2.4. Environmental controls are established and specifically included in the plan.

2.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified; risks assessed and suitable controls are incorporated into the plan.

3. Provide input to other planning processes

3.1. Details regarding selected weed, pest and/or disease control strategies are used as input to other organisational planning processes.

3.2. Information regarding other planning processes is collected and used to inform the weed, pest and/or disease control planning process.

3.3. Information about the range of planning processes is communicated verbally and/or in writing according to the requirements of the circumstances and the people involved.

4. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

4.1. Scheduling for weed, pest and/or disease control is determined taking the range of seasonal, geographic and resourcing factors into consideration.

4.2. Key responsibilities for specific implementation processes are determined.

4.3. Record keeping requirements are determined and procedures are put in place to ensure compliance with the range of applicable regulations.

4.4. The plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities, is clearly documented.

4.5. The plan includes the type, format, frequency and detail of any reporting required by both manager(s) and operators.

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

5.1. The effectiveness of the weed, pest and/or disease control strategies is evaluated at key points, and adjustments made as necessary.

5.2. Environmental impacts and OHS hazards relating to weed, pest and/or disease control are identified, monitored and assessed throughout the implementation process.

5.3. Modifications are made to the strategy as and when necessary for environmental, OHS, resourcing, or effectiveness reasons.

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

6.1. Data, observations, and documentation from the implementation of weed, pest and/or disease control is analysed against the plan according to organisation guidelines.

6.2. Recommendations for future strategies are prepared based on the analysis of the data.

6.3. A report is prepared that documents the implementation of the strategies and includes any difficulties or issues faced, the methods used for treatment, impacts on environmental and OHS, any recommendations for future work, results, costs and any available data analysis.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC505A appears in the following qualifications: