Investigate a reported pest treatment failure

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 AHCPMG406A, 'Investigate a reported pest treatment failure'.
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. Assess treatment failure

1.1. Pre treatment pest infestation levels are ascertained from monitoring program records where available.

1.2. Post treatment population is ascertained from monitoring records and/or inspection.

1.3. Expected pest population after treatment is determined from available information.

1.4. Significance of difference between expected and monitored population analysed consistent with enterprise guidelines where appropriate.

1.5. Treatment used and application technique ascertained from records and assessed against manufacturer's instructions.

2. Investigate and report on causes of failure

2.1. Conditions impacting on effectiveness of treatment prevailing at time of treatment are ascertained from enterprise records where available.

2.2. Known conditions at application are analysed against manufacturers' recommendations.

2.3. Level of control required by project specifications or permit is compared against results.

2.4. Report containing all relevant information known on application of treatment, operators' qualifications and results is produced following enterprise procedure.

2.5. Remaining product and report are returned to supplier or manufacturers agent for investigation if treatment appears to have been within guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCPMG406A appears in the following qualifications:

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