Survey 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 AHCVPT303A, 'Survey pest animals'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Survey pest animals' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Assess the scope of the count

1.1. Target pest animal is confirmed.

1.2. Location of habitats and range of movement of target pest animal is confirmed.

1.3. Item(s) of direct evidence of pest animal to be counted are determined.

1.4. Time required to complete the survey is estimated.

1.5. Hazards associated with the survey are identified in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) standards.

1.6. Environmental risks associated with the survey are identified in accordance with statutory and local authority requirements.

1.7. Resources required to complete the survey are identified.

2. Prepare to conduct the count

2.1. Location and boundaries for the count are mapped in accordance with the pest animal management strategy and monitoring program.

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

2.3. Precautions to minimise hazards associated with the count are taken in accordance with OHS standards.

2.4. Precautions to minimise environmental risks associated with the count are taken in accordance with statutory and local authority requirements.

2.5. Resources required to complete the count are checked for serviceability in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and relevant policies.

2.6. Where the count involves aerial observation, precautions to minimise associated hazards are taken in accordance with industry practice.

3. Conduct count and record observations

3.1. Equipment is operated in accordance with the statutory requirements and industry practice.

3.2. Count is conducted within the boundaries of the specified location in accordance with the pest animal management strategy and monitoring program.

3.3. Precautions to minimise hazards associated with the count are implemented in accordance with OHS standards.

3.4. Precautions to minimise environmental risks associated with the count are implemented in accordance with statutory and local authority requirements.

3.5. Observations of direct evidence of target pest animal are recorded in accordance with the pest animal management strategy and monitoring program requirements.

4. Clean and store equipment and materials

4.1. Equipment and materials are cleaned and stored in accordance with relevant standards and policies.

4.2. Observation record documents are compiled and filed in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.


Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCVPT303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management
  • SFI30311 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)