Minimise risks in the use of 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 AHCCHM401A, 'Minimise risks in the use of 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



1. Identify hazards and risks

1.1. Guidelines, legislation, regulations and industry requirements relating to chemical use are identified and sourced.

1.2. Hazards involved in chemical handling and application are identified.

2. Assess risks and develop control procedures

2.1. Risks associated with chemicals used are assessed.

2.2. Risk control measures and emergency action plans are developed.

2.3. Control procedures are developed for transport, handling, storage, application, decontamination and disposal.

2.4. A continuous improvement strategy is developed to minimise risk.

3. Implement and monitor adherence to chemical risk procedures

3.1. Appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided for people in the workplace using chemicals.

3.2. Select application equipment is selected according to procedures.

3.3. Restrictions on chemical use, application, decontamination and disposal are followed according to procedures.

3.4. Risk control procedures are followed in the workplace.

4. Evaluate risk control measures and maintain record

4.1. Procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of risk control measures are developed.

4.2. Shortfalls identified during evaluation are addressed and rectified.

4.3. Risk assessment records are maintained according to industry, label, legislative and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCHM401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40610 - Certificate IV in Production Nursery
  • AHC40510 - Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40310 - Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC40710 - Certificate IV in Retail Nursery
  • AHC40810 - Certificate IV in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC40210 - Certificate IV in Poultry Production
  • AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture