Apply animal trapping techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 AHCVPT306A, 'Apply animal trapping techniques'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan animal capture

1.1. Purpose of capture of animals is identified as determined from the management strategy and action plans.

1.2. Target animal range and behaviour are confirmed.

1.3. Trapping location and placement of equipment are determined.

1.4. Time required to complete capture is estimated and trapping effort is determined.

1.5. Materials and equipment for trapping are identified.

1.6. Hazards associated with trapping are identified in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) practices and procedures.

1.7. Environmental risks associated with capturing animals are identified in accordance with statutory and local authority requirements.

2. Prepare for trapping

2.1. Locations for the trapping activity are mapped to be consistent with target animal behaviour and in accordance with the management strategy and relevant monitoring programs.

2.2. Relevant licenses and permission to enter property are obtained.

2.3. Precautions to minimise hazards are identified in accordance with OHS practices and procedures.

2.4. Precautions to minimise environmental risks associated with capturing the target animal are identified.

2.5. Precautions to minimise trapping of non-target animals are considered.

2.6. Vehicles, equipment and materials are checked for serviceability in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and relevant policies.

3. Place and set traps

3.1. Site for trapping is selected to maximise chance of trapping target animals and minimise chance of trapping non-target animals.

3.2. Site for capturing animals is prepared in accordance with industry practice.

3.3. Trapping equipment is constructed, positioned and secured in accordance with industry practice.

3.4. Trapping equipment is set safely in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

3.5. Trapping equipment is checked for strength and security in accordance with industry practice.

3.6. Trap mechanisms are set or calibrated in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

3.7. Lures or baits are applied in accordance with industry practice if required.

3.8. Traps are camouflaged as required.

3.9. Precautions to prevent trapping of non-target animals are applied in accordance with industry practice.

4. Check and remove traps

4.1. Traps are checked regularly in accordance with industry practice.

4.2. Trapped animals are identified then released, killed or prepared for transport in accordance with industry practice.

4.3. Captured animals are handled humanely according to enterprise requirements and animal welfare guidelines.

4.4. Animals are checked according to supervisor instructions and enterprise guidelines.

4.5. Animals are transported from site where required in a safe and appropriate manner according to legislative and enterprise requirements.

4.6. OHS and public safety requirements are met prior to and during trapping activities.

4.7. Trap mechanism is released safely and trap is removed in accordance with industry practice.

4.8. Trap site is restored to prior condition.

5. Report completion of work

5.1. Results of trapping activities are reported according to enterprise guidelines.

5.2. Incidents with animals are dealt with and reported according to legislative, enterprise, occupational health and safety and public safety requirements.

6. Clean and store equipment and material

6.1. Carcases for research or other purposes are cleaned and stored in accordance with relevant policies and procedures and industry practice.

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

6.3. Target and non-target kills are recorded in accordance with statutory requirements and enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCVPT306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31810 - Certificate III in Vertebrate Pest Management