Determine pest control techniques

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 AHCPMG306, 'Determine pest control techniques'.
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 targeted pest

1.1 Identify the target pest, pest biology and lifecycles

1.2 Confirm the location and extent of the pest problem

1.3 Confirm target pest behaviour and movement patterns

1.4 Assess the impact of the pest on assets

2. Assess techniques

2.1 Identify purpose of control program and determine desired outcomes

2.2 Discuss with supervisor suitability of eradication, containment, reduction or a combination of these techniques, and to what degree control is required

2.3 Identify biosecurity risks associated with control methods

2.4 Determine legislative, economic or social constraints on pest control techniques

2.5 Identify non-target species and any constraints that they may impose

2.6 Determine whether urban areas are involved and their impact on the planning of control techniques

3. Plan the control

3.1 Source information on a variety of techniques applicable to the type of pest

3.2 Identify necessary permits, licenses or clearances required to carry out pest control activities

3.3 Assess the relative humaneness of pest control techniques, where target pests include animals

3.4 Determine control measures to address identified constraints

3.5 Identify safety hazards associated with control measures and apply relevant work health and safety policies and procedures to manage risks

3.6 Discuss techniques with supervisor to determine which technique, or combination of techniques, would best suit the situation to obtain the desired outcome, while minimising the risk to non-target species, in particular spray drift

3.7 Determine monitoring techniques to be used