Prepare and apply chemicals

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 AHCCHM303, 'Prepare and apply chemicals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Determine the need for chemical use and prepare a application plan

1.1 Identify the nature and level of the pest, weed infestation or disease, assess the need for control

1.2 Assess the requirement for chemical use as an option within an integrated pest management strategy

1.3 Undertake a hazard and risk analysis of different chemical options

1.4 Confirm requirement for chemical application

1.5 Assess the spray drift risk of various application options

1.6 Assess the risk to sensitive areas and environmentally sensitive organisms

1.7 Prepare application/spray plan where required

2. Prepare chemical mixes

2.1 Access the workplace application or spray plan to determine chemical and target, application rate or dose, type of application equipment, set-up requirements and amount to be applied as per the label instructions

2.2 Identify potential hazards, assess risks and implement control measures

2.3 Interpret and apply requirements from chemical labels

2.4 Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for each stage of work and ensure correct fit

2.5 Select appropriate mixing equipment and a suitable location for mixing and loading

2.6 Mix chemicals in accordance with registered use and clean equipment when finished task

2.7 Follow label instructions in the event of a spill

2.8 Confirm that neighbours have been notified of chemical application as appropriate

3. Calibrate application equipment

3.1 Select application equipment to be used to minimise spray drift risk and maximise efficacy

3.2 Carry out pre-operational checks of application equipment

3.3 Calibrate equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications and application/spray plan.

3.4 Safely load chemical mix wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and controlling risks to human health and the environment

4. Apply chemicals

4.1 Monitor meteorological conditions and forecasts prior to and during application to minimise spray drift and other off target movement of chemicals

4.2 Select and use appropriate PPE in accordance with chemical label and SDS’s

4.3 Apply chemical in accordance with the label and application/spray plan

4.4 Assess and minimise risks to others, product integrity and the environment

4.5 Follow chemical spill or accident procedures in the event of a spill

5. Clean up equipment and complete records

5.1 Dispose of excess chemicals and containers as per label and SDS instructions

5.2 Clean and decontaminate application equipment in appropriate location

5.3 Clean and store personal protective equipment in appropriate location

5.4 Report incidents

5.5 Complete all records