Plan and implement a chemical use program

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 AHCCHM402, 'Plan and implement a chemical use program'.
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. Identify requirements for chemical use

1.1 Assess the need for chemical use as an option within an Integrated Pest Management or animal health strategy or both

1.2 Identify and interpret Codes of Practice, legislation and regulations and industry requirements relating to chemical use

1.3 Confirm that personnel are adequately trained in chemical use

2. Assess risks and develop control procedures

2.1 Identify hazards, assess risks and develop control measures and emergency action plans for transport, handling, storage, application, decontamination and disposal of chemicals

2.2 Assess meteorological conditions and forecasts prior to application to determine the need to control the risk of spray drift and other off-target movement

2.3 Assess the risk to sensitive areas and environmentally sensitive organisms according to label restraints and protection statements

2.4 Assess the risk to human and animal health according to label safety directions, Safety Data Sheet SDS by hazard statements and exposure controls

2.5 Document preferred control procedures as management component of application or spray plan

3. Develop an operational and maintenance program for chemical use

3.1 Determine correct chemicals to be used after accessing the Integrated Pest Management Strategy or Animal Health Strategy

3.2 Define and calculate mixing rates for chemicals, including mixing order if more than one chemical is to be mixed in the tank, adjuvants and water quality

3.3 Specify pre-operational checks that must be carried out and calibration requirements

3.4 Develop and implement a maintenance strategy for application equipment and personal protective equipment

3.5 Document all procedures as operational and maintenance component of application or spray plan

4. Implement and monitor application or spray plan

4.1 Provide appropriate personal protective equipment for employees using chemicals

4.2 Monitor the implementation of safe practice in the workplace including preparation and application of chemicals

4.3 Monitor implementation of procedures for transport, handling, storage, decontamination and disposal

4.4 Monitor implementation of maintenance procedures

4.5 Monitor implementation of procedures to mitigate residues in produce and the environment

5. Finalise work activities in accordance with application or spray plan

5.1 Check that excess chemicals are disposed of appropriately

5.2 Check all required records including incident reports are completed

6. Evaluate application or spray plan and records for continuous improvement

6.1 Develop procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of the application or spray plan including risk control measures to achieve continuous improvement

6.2 Develop a continuous improvement strategy to minimise risk Identify shortfalls during evaluation and subsequently rectify