Muster pest animals

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 AHCVPT202A, 'Muster pest animals'.
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 the scope of the mustering job

1.1. Target pest animal range and behaviour are confirmed.

1.2. Location for the muster is determined.

1.3. Time required to complete the muster is estimated.

1.4. Hazards associated with the muster are identified according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards.

1.5. Environmental risks associated with the mustering job are identified according to statutory and local authority requirements.

1.6. Resources required to complete the muster are identified.

2. Prepare for mustering

2.1. Location and boundaries for the muster are mapped to be consistent with the target pest animal behaviour and according to the pest animal management strategy and monitoring program.

2.2. Time and duration of the muster are checked and relevant personnel notified.

2.3. Precautions to minimise hazards associated with muster are identified according to OHS standards.

2.4. Precautions to minimise environmental risks associated with the muster job are identified according to statutory and local authority requirements.

2.5. Vehicles, equipment and materials are checked for serviceability according to manufacturer specifications and relevant policies.

2.6. Central point of muster is established and agreed with all participants.

2.7. Holding yards are set up.

2.8. Horses and dogs, where used in the muster, are checked for fitness.

3. Muster pest animals

3.1. Muster is conducted at the appropriate time of day.

3.2. Actions are taken to minimise stress to animals during the muster.

3.3. Water and feed are provided to mustered animals and horses and dogs where they have been used in the muster.

3.4. Animals are treated in accordance with the Code of Practice for Care, Handling and Capture of Feral Animals.

3.5. Mustered animals are held, transported or destroyed according to enterprise guidelines.

4. Clean and store equipment and material

4.1. Animals used during the muster are cared for according to industry practices.

4.2. Equipment and materials are cleaned and stored according to relevant standards and policies.

4.3. Job completion is reported or recorded according to relevant policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCVPT202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture