Apply pest animal 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 AHCPMG309, 'Apply pest animal 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. Prepare for control

1.1 Identify control techniques to be used in the pest management plan

1.2 Identify and minimise risks associated with the control technique and apply appropriate precautions including personal protective equipment

1.3 Identify hazards and minimise risks that could adversely impact on the environment including public health during the control, and apply appropriate precautions

1.4 Select and check materials, equipment and vehicles required

1.5 Clean, calibrate and prepare equipment

1.6 Identify environmental and welfare risks associated with animals and determine precautions to minimise these risks.

1.7 Obtain relevant permissions to enter property and follow appropriate notification plan for all stakeholders

1.8 Prepare timeline for pest control operation according to industry best practise or protocols

2. Implement control

2.1 Identify target animal sign

2.2 Select site to maximise impact of control methods on target animals and minimise the impact on non-target animals.

2.3 Confirm predetermined control technique is appropriate for target pest, site, current conditions and timing of control

2.4 Follow work health and safety procedures for carrying out control activities

2.5 Place required signage and apply required notifications

2.6 Follow control timelines for control technique

2.7 Apply precautions to prevent injury or harm to humans and non-target animals

2.8 Use appropriate data sheets or other recording instruments to record details

2.9 Inspect site at the required times and frequency relevant for local conditions

2.10 Humanely destroy animals using firearms, where necessary

3. Complete the control work

3.1 Ensure all equipment, baited or destroyed animals and unused baits are removed and accounted for

3.2 Restore site to its prior condition

3.3 Clean, maintain and store equipment and materials

3.4 Report results of control activities, including any incidents with non-target animals