Implement an integrated pest management 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 AHCPCM403, 'Implement an integrated pest management 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. Assess weed, pest and disease infestations

1.1 Identify symptoms of weed, pest and disease infestation in response to client needs

1.2 Define weed, pest and disease relationships and vectors as key factors in program development

1.3 Assess size and scope of infestation

1.4 Assess business implications and urgency of action according to published data and enterprise policy

1.5 Report conditions likely to impact on business viability

2. Plan appropriate integrated treatments for weeds, pests and diseases

2.1 Develop an integrated pest management (IPM) program, ensuring treatments selected include chemical or non-chemical products in line with enterprise practice

2.2 Outline integrated application of treatments in planning documentation

2.3 Choose treatments which provide a suitable response to infestations, having regard to cost of damage, cost of infestation, marketing requirements, withholding periods and sustainable horticultural practices

2.4 Seek professional assistance as required

3. Implement weed, pest and disease control measures

3.1 Ensure control procedures reflect sound implementation of integrated pest management strategy, marketing objectives and business imperatives

3.2 Develop and implement monitoring procedures

3.3 Instruct and supervise others to carry out work according to the IPM plan

3.4 Monitor prevention program and undertake remedial action where necessary

3.5 Monitor control procedures and undertake remedial action where necessary