Develop an integrated pest management program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCPCM506, 'Develop 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. Determine IPM strategy

1.1 Identify weed, pest and disease infestations considering enterprise requirements

1.2 Define weed, pest and disease relationships and any vectors as key factors in developing the integrated pest management (IPM) program

1.3 Develop a system to assess the size and extent of any infestation

1.4 Assess business implications and urgency of action according to published data, enterprise policy and/or economic threshold

1.5 Report conditions likely to impact on business viability

1.6 Determine the economic threshold for the crops grown

2. Design control measures for weeds, pests or diseases

2.1 Determine the appropriate method to control any weed, pest or disease issue that ensures limited impact on beneficial organisms and minimises the possibility of weeds, pests or diseases developing resistance

2.2 Develop strategies to ensure minimal or no risk of resistance developing in the range of weeds, pests or diseases identified

2.3 Ensure that control measures account for the damage threshold for the enterprise requirement or particular crop and to ensure the product still conforms to market access requirements

2.4 Develop a weed, pest or disease prevention program where possible to minimise, limit or remove certain risk factors

3. Develop monitoring requirements for weed, pest or disease control measures

3.1 Monitor prevention program and undertake remedial action where necessary

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

3.3 Monitor control procedures and undertake remedial action where necessary