Plan and implement a chemical use program

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 RTC4703A, 'Plan and implement a chemical use program'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Plan and implement a chemical use program' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify the requirements of chemical use


Chemical use requirements relevant to the workplace are accessed and interpreted.


Legalisation and safety procedures surrounding the use of chemicals are accessed and interpreted.


Personal protective equipment is used and provided to others for transport, storage and application of chemicals.


Industry standards for chemical use are identified.


Appropriate insurance policy cover is confirmed or arranged.


Monitor the implementation of safety requirements


Implementation of safety practices and rules by others is monitored.


Safety incidents are investigated and reported in accordance with directions, standards and legislative requirements.


Safety hazards in the transport, storage and application of the chemicals are identified.


Risk control measures to minimise risk involved in chemical use.


Measures for controlling residue in the environment and produce are implemented.


Plan and implement a maintenance program for chemical use equipment


Plan for maintenance of application and personal protective equipment is established according to manufacturers instructions.


Implementation of maintenance plan is supervised.


Faulty or damaged equipment is identified and repaired or replaced.


Determine the suitability of a chemical for use in a control program


Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or Animal Health Strategy (AHS) is planned.


Chemicals included in the IPM or AHS are selected according to situation.


Alternatives to chemical treatments are considered and applied according to IPM or AHS.


Ensure the correct selection and application of the chemical


Chemicals suitable for situation are identified, and procedures for preparation, application and risk control are read and interpreted.


Application equipment is selected in accordance with procedures.


Ensure calibration of equipment is implemented according to directions and standards.


Pre-operative checks and maintenance procedures are implemented.


Meteorological conditions are assessed as appropriate to application prior to and during chemical application.


Chemical application is conducted safely in accordance with hazards associated with the chemicals concerned.


Chemical spills or accidents are dealt with according to procedures.


Ensure personnel are adequately trained in chemical use


Training is provided to personnel who are handling or using chemicals.


External training and assessment opportunities are organised for staff involved in using chemicals.


Supervise clean up following chemical application


Clean up procedures are implemented following chemical applications.


Implement recording systems for chemical storage and use


Records comply with legislation and regulations surrounding chemical use.


Risk assessment and control strategies are recorded in accordance with requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTC4703A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations
  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)