Develop and manage a chemical use strategy

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 AHCCHM501A, 'Develop and manage a chemical use strategy'.
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 and evaluate need for chemical use

1.1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Resistance Management (IRM) strategies are interpreted and the organisational chemical requirements are identified.

1.2. External requirements for chemical use are identified and relevant information obtained and interpreted.

1.3. Requirements for chemical use are documented.

1.4. Chemicals available to meet requirements are identified and information concerning their application is reviewed.

2. Develop a chemical use risk management strategy

2.1. Hazards in the transportation, storage and handling of chemicals are identified and assessed.

2.2. Risk factors associated with the use of chemicals are identified and documented.

2.3. Risk control measures are identified and developed in accordance with regulatory requirements.

2.4. A risk management strategy for chemical use is developed in accordance with legislation and IPM, IRM, and Integrated Animal Health Management principles.

2.5. Appropriate insurance policies covering intended chemical use are researched and documented according to enterprise guidelines.

3. Develop and implement procedures for chemical management and use

3.1. Procedures for management and use of chemicals are developed in accordance with directions and standards.

3.2. Required precautions and risk control measures are documented.

3.3. Procedures for communicating and negotiating with the community are developed.

3.4. Information on procedures and precautions in the management and use of chemicals is distributed to relevant staff.

4. Identify training and supervision needs and solutions for chemical use in the workplace

4.1. An appropriate strategy is developed for the training, assessment and supervision of staff involved in chemical use including correct use/fit of personal protective equipment.

4.2. Suitable internal on-the-job training and monitoring of performance in the implementation of the chemical use strategy is organised and provided.

4.3. Appropriate external training and assessment in the management and use of chemicals is organised.

5. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of a chemical use strategy

5.1. The implementation of the established chemical use strategy is monitored in terms of regulatory requirements and established criteria.

5.2. The effectiveness of the established chemical use strategy is evaluated.

5.3. Appropriate action is initiated where there are identified problems or where required procedures/precautions are not being correctly followed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCHM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  • AHC50810 - Diploma of Production Nursery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC50710 - Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
  • AHC51310 - Diploma of Pest Management
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC50910 - Diploma of Retail Nursery Management
  • AHC50310 - Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture