Identify pest control strategies

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 HLTPOP409C, 'Identify pest control strategies'.
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. Identify potential pest and rodent problems in the community

1.1 Monitor, as part of job role, signs of pest and rodent problems in the household and community that could potentially pose a risk to people's health

1.2 Identify, where relevant, environmental (physical) conditions that may be attributing to problems

1.3 Discuss potential problems with householders and community members to ascertain the nature and extent of problems

1.4 Identify type of pest, activity level and location of harbourages

1.5 Estimate density of infestation from available evidence of pest activity

1.6 Report findings in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

2. Identify strategies to assist with the control of pests and rodents in the community

2.1 Seek information on strategies and methods that can be adopted to control different pests and rodents in the community

2.2 Obtain information on advantages/disadvantages and any obstacles that may exist in relation to various methods

2.3 Seek additional advice from key people and outside agencies as required

3. Determine the best form of pest eradication/ control methods for the community

3.1 Discuss potential strategies with the organisation, community, and relevant others to determine the best course of action for the particular problem(s) to be addressed

3.2 Assess options in accordance with job role to determine if they will be the most effective solutions for the identified problem(s)

3.3 Recognise and demonstrate understanding of roles and responsibilities of the organisation, worker, householder, community and other key people and/ or outside agencies in relation to the identified strategies

3.4 Develop a work plan in relation to the identified strategies in conjunction with supervisor

3.5 Make referrals to key people and outside agencies where appropriate and in accordance with job role

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTPOP409C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT42407 - Certificate IV in Indigenous Environmental Health
  • HLT42307 - Certificate IV in Population Health