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Qualification details

AHC30318 - Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC33616 - Certificate III in Pest ManagementChange to Core units and introduction of specialisation streams. Title changed to differentiate from Urban Pest Management 18/Dec/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Dec/2018


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situationsProvide first aid in remote situationsElective
AHCPMG305 - Survey pestsSurvey pestsElective
AHCPMG414 - Apply predator trapping techniquesApply predator trapping techniquesElective
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersElective
FWPCOT3202 - Navigate in remote or trackless areasNavigate in remote or trackless areasElective
AHCMOM315 - Operate chemical application machinery and equipmentOperate chemical application machinery and equipmentElective
AHCCHM307 - Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesPrepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseasesCore
AHCEXP301 - Handle and store explosivesHandle and store explosivesElective
AHCWRK311 - Conduct site inspectionsConduct site inspectionsElective
AHCWRK302 - Monitor weather conditionsMonitor weather conditionsElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841913 Pest Controller 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0599 Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Pest Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pest Control Project Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841913 Pest Controller 20/Dec/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0599 Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies 20/Dec/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/Dec/2018 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 3.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for pest management contractors, pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and weed management field officers in the pest management industry.

The qualification covers those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings. Individuals in these roles work under general direction and:

  • participate in strategic invasive species management practices
  • prepare for management programs
  • complete and assess management programs
  • carry out weed management programs that require chemical spraying
  • maintain required records.

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 6 core units plus
  • 8 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 6 units must be selected from the elective groups A, B, C, D or E
  • Up to 2 units from the remaining electives or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Pest animal controller) the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 units must be selected from the elective group A
  • 1 unit must be selected from the elective group C or E
  • 2 units must be selected from remaining electives in group C and E or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Weed Controller) the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 2 units must be selected from the electives group B
  • 1 unit, AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material, must be selected
  • 3 units must be selected from the elective group D or E
  • 2 units must be selected from remaining group D or E or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

Core Units 

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCPMG203

Work effectively in a pest management environment

AHCPMG306

Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG308

Implement pest management strategies

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units 

Group A (Pest Controller) 

AHCFAU201

Recognise fauna

AHCPMG304

Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

AHCPMG307

Apply animal trapping techniques

AHCPMG309

Apply pest animal control techniques

AHCPMG312

Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes

Group B (Weed Controller) 

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

Group C (Vertebrate Pests) 

AHCCHM310

Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests

AHCPMG311

Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft

AHCPMG414

Apply predator trapping techniques

Group D (Weeds) 

AHCPCM202

Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens

AHCPMG313

Prepare, monitor and maintain biological agents for weeds

Group E (General) 

AHCBIO201

Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCEXP301

Handle and store explosives

AHCMOM302

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCNAR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCNAR307

Read and interpret maps

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG305

Survey pests

AHCPMG413

Define the pest problem

AHCWRK302

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCWRK311

Conduct site inspections

AHCWRK312

Operate in isolated and remote situations

FWPCOT3202

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID005

Provide first aid in remote situations

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

AHC33616 Certificate III in Pest Management

Change to Core units and introduction of specialisation streams.

Title changed to differentiate from Urban Pest Management

No equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides are available at VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72