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 AHCCHM402A, '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



1. Develop and document an application/spray plan

1.1. Assess risks associated with proposed control strategy.

1.2. Select preferred control procedures.

1.3. Document preferred control procedures as application/spray plan.

2. Identify requirements for chemical use

2.1. Identify and interpret guidelines, legislation and regulations and industry requirements relating to chemical use.

2.2. Assess the need for chemical use as an option within an integrated pest management and/or animal health strategy.

2.3. Ensure that personnel are adequately trained in chemical use.

3. Ensure that risk control measures are followed

3.1. Provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for people in the workplace using chemicals.

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

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

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

4. Plan and implement a maintenance program for chemical use equipment

4.1. Develop and implement a maintenance strategy for application equipment and personal protective equipment.

4.2. Monitor implementation of maintenance procedures.

4.3. Ensure that faulty or damaged equipment is repaired or replaced.

5. Ensure the correct selection and application of chemicals

5.1. Ensure that the correct chemicals and equipment is selected in accordance with the application/spray plan.

5.2. Ensure that pre-operational checks of application equipment are carried out.

5.3. Check to ensure that calibration conforms to the requirement of the application/spray plan.

5.4. Ensure that meteorological conditions are monitored and assessed during application where relevant.

5.5. Monitor the application procedures in the event of a chemical spill.

6. Ensure work activities are finalised in accordance with procedure

6.1. Ensure that excess chemical are disposed of in accordance with label and Material Safety Data Sheet requirements.

6.2. Ensure incident reports are completed as required in accordance with legislative and/or regulatory requirements.

6.3. Ensure all required records are completed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCHM402A 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
  • 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