Unit of competency details

AHCBIO304A - Carry out movement and security procedures (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCBER304 - Carry out movement and security proceduresThis unit is equivalent to AHCBIO304A Carry out movement and security procedures. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE3409A - Carry out movement and security procedures09/Jun/2011

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 099905 Security Services  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to implement appropriate procedures to restrict the movement of vehicles, personnel, products, livestock and/or plant material in relation to managing an emergency disease or a plant pest incursion. The work in this unit is undertaken in the field and as part of a team.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit of competency applies to personnel who have been appointed or engaged to undertake a role within an emergency disease or plant pest incursion response.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable


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Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to carry out movement and security procedures

1.1. Specific movement and security procedures to be carried out, and times and locations of operations are identified from work instructions.

1.2. Where required for the particular procedures to be carried out, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is obtained and checked for serviceability and use.

1.3. Documentation required to carry out specific procedures is obtained.

1.4. Resources required to carry out specific procedures are obtained and checked for serviceability and use.

2. Apply movement and security procedures

2.1. Traffic check point is established according to work instructions.

2.2. Movement of vehicles, personnel, products, livestock and/or plant material through declared areas is monitored in line with requirements.

2.3. Permits are issued and/or checked appropriately according to standards and protocols.

2.4. Where vehicles are determined to be carrying personnel, products, livestock and/or plant material without a valid permit, action is taken according to standards and protocols.

2.5. Close liaison with external security providers is maintained as required.

2.6. PPE is used where required, according to occupational health and safety requirements and manufacturer instructions.

2.7. Resources are appropriately decontaminated where required, according to standards, protocols and policies.

3. Check and adjust movement and security procedures

3.1. Application of movement and security procedures within own area of responsibility is regularly checked to ensure consistency, currency and ongoing effectiveness.

3.2. Reports are provided to appropriate authorities as required.

3.3. Any variations in consistency, currency and ongoing effectiveness or failure to achieve objectives are reported to appropriate authorities and remedial action is undertaken within one's scope of authority.

3.4. Any recommendations for adjusting movement and security procedures are communicated to supervisor and appropriate authorities.

Required Skills and Knowledge


This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • applying movement and security controls under emergency conditions
  • carrying out instructions
  • identifying the checks and permits required to maintain effective security
  • taking appropriate measures to enforce movement and security procedures
  • use literacy skills to read, interpret and follow organisational policies and procedures, follow sequenced written instructions, record accurately and legible information collected and select and apply procedures for a range of tasks
  • use oral communication skills/language competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation, including questioning techniques, active listening, clarifying information and consulting with supervisors as required
  • use numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record routine workplace measures
  • use interpersonal skills to work with and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.

Required knowledge 

  • application of the law in relation to movement and security controls during an emergency disease or plant pest incursion response program
  • decontamination procedures where required
  • movement permit system
  • safety issues
  • understanding the role of movement and security controls in controlling the spread of an emergency disease or a plant pest incursion.

Evidence Guide


The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

This unit of competency could be assessed on its own or in combination with other units of competency relevant to the job function.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The critical requirements for this unit of competency as a whole are listed below. Assessment must confirm one's ability to:

  • establish appropriate movement and security controls
  • check movement permits for validity
  • check for unauthorised movement of personnel, livestock, plant materials and/or products that have been in contact with infectious or infested material
  • deal with unauthorised movements in line with required standards and protocols.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment for this unit of competency is to be largely practical in nature and will most appropriately be assessed in a practical training activity or emergency disease outbreak or a plant pest incursion.

Method of assessment 

For valid assessment, one must have opportunities to participate in exercises, case studies and other real and simulated practical and knowledge assessments that demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to carry out movement and security procedures.

Guidance information for assessment 

To ensure consistency in one's performance, competency should be demonstrated on more than one occasion over a period of time in order to cover a variety of circumstances, cases and responsibilities, and where possible, over a number of assessment activities.

The skills and knowledge required to carry out movement and security procedures must be transferable to a range of work environments and contexts, including the ability to deal with unplanned events.

Range Statement


The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

Movement and security procedures may include:

  • implementing interstate and international movement requirements
  • issuing permits for product, livestock, crop and people movement
  • locating boundaries of declared areas to be secured
  • maintaining a registers of vehicles and equipment entering and exiting infected premises
  • maintaining communication links
  • maintaining security patrols; movements into and out of declared areas.

Documentation may include:

  • lists of people who have been issued with permits
  • logbook
  • permits
  • public relations materials
  • quarantine forms
  • rosters
  • schedules.

Resources may include:

  • equipment
  • personnel
  • stores.

Relevant standards and protocols may include:

  • approved standard operating procedures
  • commonwealth, state and territory legislation
  • emergency disease response agreements
  • emergency disease-specific guidelines and manuals included in the relevant national response plan, such as Australian Veterinary Emergency Plan (AUSVETPLAN) or Australian Emergency Plant Pest Response Plan (PLANTPLAN)
  • other relevant guidelines or regulations.

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