Implement vertebrate pest control program

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 AHCVPT302A, 'Implement vertebrate pest control program'.
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 requirements for pest control

1.1. Vertebrate pest control requirements are assessed and clarified according to enterprise objectives.

1.2. Inspections are carried out to ascertain type and severity of pest infestations.

1.3. Control agents and methods of application to prevent, control or manage vertebrate pests are determined.

1.4. Control program is developed for implementation according to enterprise requirements.

2. Prepare to implement control program

2.1. Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, used and maintained according to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements.

2.2. Equipment and materials required to support the implementation of control program are arranged.

2.3. Relevant licences and permits are obtained according to legislative requirements.

2.4. Safe working practices are observed and followed according to OHS and enterprise requirements.

3. Control vertebrate pests

3.1. Control program is implemented according to OHS, legislative and enterprise requirements.

3.2. Safeguards are employed to ensure that targeted pests are controlled and all other species remain unharmed.

3.3. Integrated health management is considered and implemented as required.

3.4. Environmental impacts are assessed and controlled according to legislative and enterprise requirements.

4. Complete control program

4.1. Carcasses and control agents are disposed of according to environmental and industry codes of practice.

4.2. Control program and outcomes are reviewed and evaluated for future best practice and planning management.

4.3. Equipment and work areas are cleaned and returned to operating order according to OHS and enterprise requirements.

4.4. Relevant information is documented and maintained to industry standards and enterprise requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCVPT302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30410 - Certificate III in Pork Production
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management