Apply chemicals under supervision

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCCHM201A, 'Apply chemicals under supervision'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Apply chemicals under supervision' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Check application and personal protective equipment

1.1. Carry out pre-operational checks of application equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specification and OHS requirements.

1.2. Prepare application equipment for use in accordance with manufacturer's specification and directions.

1.3. Identify and replace any damaged or worn components.

1.4. Check personal protective equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specification and OHS requirements.

2. Prepare application equipment

2.1. Apply label information regarding precautions for the chemical mix/substance being used.

2.2. Select and use appropriate personal protective and mixing equipment in accordance with MSDSs and chemical label.

2.3. Measure, mix and load chemical mix or substances in accordance with directions on chemical label.

2.4. Follow legislative and regulatory requirements regarding chemical use including OHS.

2.5. Confirm instructions from chemical MSDSs in the event of a spill.

2.6. Check that output of application equipment is correct and in accordance with application/spray plan.

3. Apply chemicals

3.1. Assess and record meteorological conditions and forecasts prior to and during application.

3.2. Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with MSDSs and chemical label.

3.3. Apply chemical in accordance with the application/spray plan and/or instructions.

3.4. Assess and minimise risks to others, product integrity and the environment prior to and during application.

4. Finalise work

4.1. Clean and store Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and application equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specification and OHS requirements.

4.2. Dispose of excess chemicals and use triple rinse drums in accordance with label and MSDSs requirements.

4.3. Complete incident reports as required in accordance with legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

4.4. Complete application records.

4.5. Store unused chemical/products in accordance with label requirements and MSDSs.

4.6. Adhere to all re-entry and withholding periods.

5. Transport and handle chemical

5.1. Confirm precautions for the transport and handling of chemicals.

5.2. Transport and handle chemicals in accordance with legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCHM201A appears in the following qualifications:

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  • AHC20710 - Certificate II in Production Nursery
  • AHC20610 - Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC20210 - Certificate II in Poultry Production Operations
  • AHC21510 - Certificate II in Floriculture
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC20810 - Certificate II in Retail Nursery
  • AHC20910 - Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture
  • AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping
  • AHC20310 - Certificate II in Production Horticulture
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • SFI20411 - Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture