Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

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 RTC3404A, 'Control plant pests, diseases and disorders'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Assess pests and disease infestation


Scope and size of the infestation is assessed.


Plant pests, diseases and disorders and beneficial organisms are identified and reported or recorded in field notes.


Levels of pest infestations tolerated by the client, market or environment are identified from the integrated pest management (IPM) strategy.


Infestation levels, above which plant health or growth objectives are compromised, are identified.


Professional advice is obtained as required according to enterprise guidelines.


Plan the implementation of control measures


Control measures suitable for the infestation are selected from IPM strategy.


Tools, equipment and machinery are selected for each work activity according to enterprise work procedures.


OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed, controls implemented and reported to the supervisor.


Suitable safety equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected, used, maintained and stored.


Control measures selected need to be in full consideration of OHS and environmental implications.


Implement control measures


Enterprise work team, contractors and IPM product suppliers are coordinated in a sequential, timely and effective manner in consultation with the supervisor.


Control measures are implemented according to the IPM standards or industry Code of Practice.


Implementation of IPM activities is undertaken according to OHS requirements.


A clean and safe work area is maintained throughout and on completion of each work activity.


Records are maintained as required by legislation and enterprise guidelines.


Monitor control methods


Control methods are monitored to identify side effects to other plants, animals or external environment.


Effectiveness of control methods are assessed in reference to specified industry, OHS and enterprise standards.


Adjustments to IPM control methods are implemented where necessary to meet enterprise specifications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTC3404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • HLT32807 - Certificate III in Health Support Services
  • RGR30508 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)