Develop a pest survey strategy

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 AHCPMG510, 'Develop a pest survey strategy'.
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. Obtain and analyse biological information for survey design

1.1 Identify the biological and dispersal characteristics of the pest

1.2 Determine impact of climate on reproduction rates and the predicted distribution of the pest

1.3 Identify the geographical distribution of the host

1.4 Analyse information to determine priority areas to be surveyed

2. Develop survey methodology

2.1 Determine particular type of survey to be designed according to phase of incursion

2.2 Determine field data collection methodology in consultation with technical experts

2.3 Incorporate quality assurance standards that apply to survey methodology and documentation

2.4 Select appropriate diagnostic tests for use in confirming pest presence in samples

2.5 Include procedure for sustainability and biosecurity in survey plan

2.6 Develop instructions for survey teams

3. Determine the resources required

3.1 Determine and document resources required for survey activities in conjunction with technical experts

4. Obtain approval for the survey design

4.1 Document survey design according to protocols and standards

4.2 Submit survey design to appropriate authorities for approval

5. Determine post-survey review processes

4.1 Determine review processes to evaluate implementation and effectiveness of survey program