Define the pest problem in a local area

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCPMG401A, 'Define the pest problem in a local area'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Define the land use process for the local area affected by the target pest problem

1.1. Consultation with local land users and other relevant stakeholders in the affected area is documented.

1.2. Desired land management and/or production outcomes are identified.

1.3. Performance criteria for measuring local land management and/or production outcomes are determined.

1.4. Critical activities required to achieve the desired outcomes are identified.

1.5. Local land management and/or production process is mapped against the annual planning cycle.

1.6. Local land management and/or production process budget is determined.

2. Analyse the pest problem in the local area

2.1. Target pest population distribution within the affected local area is determined in consultation with stakeholders.

2.2. Target pest population data supplied by stakeholders is validated.

2.3. Other relevant data on target pest population are obtained.

2.4. Factors which influence the target pest population and distribution within the local area are described.

2.5. Pest life cycle is documented.

3. Determine critical control points for management of the pest problem

3.1. Periods of greatest risk in the local land management and/or production process are identified in consultation with stakeholders.

3.2. Periods of target pest vulnerability within the life cycle are identified.

3.3. Local land management and/or production process map and target pest life cycle map are consolidated.

3.4. Critical points for controlling pest populations and/or changing land management or production practices within the annual planning cycle are determined in consultation with other stakeholders.

4. Document and collate the impacts of the pest

4.1. Economic losses resulting from the pest presence are measured or estimated in consultation with stakeholders.

4.2. Environmental impacts from the pest presence are measured or estimated in consultation with stakeholders.

4.3. Potential risks relating to exotic disease are defined.

4.4. Pest problem is documented according to industry and enterprise standards and guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCPMG401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • SFI40311 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)