Work effectively in a pest management environment

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 AHCPMG203, 'Work effectively in a pest management environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Work effectively in a pest management environment' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Demonstrate basic understanding of pest management principles

1.1 Recognise common invasive pests relevant to field of work

1.2 Identify characteristics of specific pest species and their impacts on the community and environment

1.3 Identify pest management plans applicable to area of work

1.4 Apply principles of integrated pest management according to supervisor instructions

1.5 Identify risks associated with presence of pest species in area of work

1.6 Identify own responsibilities and boundaries of own job role in relation to pest management practices

2. Work within industry guidelines, procedures and legislation

2.1 Assist with identifying key stakeholders and contribute to stakeholder engagement and consultation processes

2.2 Apply the following work health and safety practices: use of personal protective equipment and safe chemical handling, where applicable

2.3 Identify environmental, legislative, ethical and organisational requirements relevant to working in the pest management sector

2.4 Identify licenses, permits and permissions required to enter a property for the purpose of pest management activities

2.5 Relate standard operating procedures and Codes of Practice to field of work

2.6 Follow procedures to ensure applicable legislative, licensing and procedural requirements are ethically implemented to required standards

3. Use technology, equipment and tools to carry out work tasks

3.1 Identify and use suitable navigational tools for onsite orientation

3.2 Calibrate or prepare equipment for use

3.3 Use communication devices onsite effectively and correctly to meet communication needs of self and others

3.4 Operate a range of equipment and tools required for work tasks

3.5 Identify equipment faults and take action or tell your supervisor

3.6 Record information and data regarding the pest control program in relevant database or information system according to workplace procedures

4. Prioritise and undertake daily work activities

4.1 Seek clarification from senior officer regarding target area and, where necessary, methods to be used in the pest management program

4.2 Identify, prioritise and carry out work tasks within designated timeframes in accordance with work orders

4.3 Identify and select equipment required to carry out pest management program

4.4 Review factors affecting the achievement of work tasks and tell your supervisor

4.5 Dispose of waste material in accordance with organisational procedures and biosecurity practices

4.6 Undertake routine monitoring of pest management area and, as appropriate, discuss any factors that might impact the effectiveness of the program to your supervisor

4.7 Follow work health and safety requirements for all activities