Develop a pest management action plan within a local area

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 AHCPMG402A, 'Develop a pest management action plan within a local area'.
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



1. Determine land management/production objectives

1.1. Land users and other stakeholders are consulted regarding local objectives.

1.2. Objectives address major land uses and production activities in the local area affected by the impacts of the target pests.

1.3. Objectives relate to the problem definition and the reduction in the pest impacts and associated losses.

1.4. Objectives comply with national, state and regional legislation and regulations.

1.5. Objectives support strategies for land and pest management.

2. Estimate costs and advantages for management units

2.1. The diversity of land management and production values that the target pests affect within the local area is defined.

2.2. The likely costs of preferred options for control of pest populations and/or changes to land management or production activities associated with each value are estimated.

2.3. The likely costs are compared with the impacts and losses caused by the target pests.

2.4. The management units most affected, both actually and potentially, by the target pests are defined and prioritised.

3. Define the performance level for each land management/production objective

3.1. Performance levels are defined in accordance with sustainable land use principles to address target pests population levels, economic impacts and environmental impacts.

3.2. Performance levels are realistic and measurable.

4. Select management options for the target pests

4.1. Options for controlling pest populations and/or changing land management or production practices are assessed in terms of economic factors, technical difficulty, practical feasibility, social and/or environmental acceptability.

4.2. A range of management options are assessed in terms of current and future financial support, when control activities are to be implemented, level of target pests population reduction required, and the most suitable control methods and techniques.

4.3. A management option is selected in accordance with sustainable land use principles, economic feasibility, environmental acceptability, Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles, and statutory requirements for pest control.

5. Negotiate possible actions with relevant stakeholder

5.1. The action is based on the definition of the problem using data from measurement of abundance and impacts.

5.2. The action clearly documents the pest problem, the objectives, the stakeholders, the prioritised management units, the performance criteria, and the most suitable management options.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCPMG402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • SFI40311 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)