Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

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 AHCPMG302, 'Control plant pests, diseases and disorders'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Control plant pests, diseases and disorders' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Assess pests and disease infestation

1.1 Assess the scope and size of the infestation

1.2 Identify and report or record plant pests, diseases and disorders, beneficial organisms and hosts

1.3 Determine thresholds of pest infestations tolerated by the client, market or environment from the Integrated Pest Management strategy

2. Plan the implementation of management measures

2.1 Select management measures from Integrated Pest Management strategy suitable for the infestation

2.2 Select management measures to minimise impact on non-target plant or animal species and to meet production or environmental objectives

2.3 Select tools, equipment and machinery for each work activity according to enterprise work procedures

2.4 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement risk controls

2.5 Select, use and maintain personal protective equipment according to label or manufacturer instructions

2.6 Select management measures in full consideration of work health and safety and environmental implications and legislation

3. Implement management measures

3.1 Follow work health and safety procedures throughout management activities

3.2 Coordinate enterprise work team, contractors and Integrated Pest Management product suppliers in a sequential, timely and effective manner in consultation with the supervisor

3.3 Implement management measures according to the Integrated Pest Management standards or industry Code of Practice

3.4 Maintain a clean and safe work area throughout and on completion of each activity

3.5 Maintain records as required by legislation and enterprise guidelines

4. Monitor management methods

4.1 Monitor management measures to identify side effects to other plants, animals or external environment

4.2 Assess effectiveness of management methods in reference to specified industry, work health and safety and enterprise standards

4.3 Make adjustments to Integrated Pest Management methods where necessary to meet enterprise specifications