Apply predator trapping techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCPMG414, 'Apply predator trapping techniques'.
Google Links
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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 trapping

1.1 Identify purpose of animal capture and set objectives

1.2 Confirm the location and extent of the pest problem

1.3 Confirm target animal movement patterns and behaviour to determine trapping location and placement of equipment

1.4 Identify non-target animals present in the area

1.5 Estimate time required to complete trapping

1.6 Identify and check vehicles, materials and equipment required for trapping

1.7 Clean and maintain trapping equipment and prepare traps for trapping

1.8 Identify hazards associated with trapping and select appropriate personal protective equipment

1.9 Identify environmental risks associated with trapping animals

1.10 Determine correct protocols or requirements for entering and working on private and public land

1.11 Obtain relevant permissions and permits to enter property

1.12 Identify necessary precautions for minimising trapping of non-target animals

1.13 Tune, modify and prepare traps in working order to minimise non-target capture

2. Place and set traps

2.1 Undertake site surveillance prior to setting traps

2.2 Identify and interpret signs of target animal

2.3 Select and prepare trap site to maximise opportunity for trapping target animals

2.4 Position, set and calibrate trapping equipment and check it for strength and security

2.5 Apply lures, decoys or baits and toxins as required

2.6 Camouflage traps as required

2.7 Apply precautions to prevent trapping of non-target animals

3. Check and remove traps

3.1 Inspect traps at the required frequency

3.2 Identify trapped animals then release, destroy or prepare for transport as required

3.3 Handle captured animals humanely according to animal welfare Codes of Practice

3.4 Transport animals from site, when required, in a safe and appropriate manner

3.5 Observe work health and safety procedures and public safety requirements prior to and during trapping activities

3.6 Release trap mechanism safely and remove trap

3.7 Restore trap-site to its prior condition

4. Record data

4.1 Record details of trap sets and lures as well as target and non-target capture

4.2 Report results of trapping activities, including any incidents with animals

4.3 Report trapping results in relation to approved management plan

4.4 Record trap locations and capture using Global Positioning System (GPS) device, approved software or maps, where required

5. Clean and store equipment and material

5.1 Remove, retain or dispose of carcases as required

5.2 Clean and store and maintain equipment and materials