Qualification details

AHC41716 - Certificate IV in Pest Management (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training Packges by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 3.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCBER402 - Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pestCarry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest Elective
AHCBUS402 - Cost a projectCost a project Elective
AHCBUS404 - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget framework Elective
AHCCCF405 - Develop community networksDevelop community networks Elective
AHCCCF408 - Promote community programsPromote community programs Elective
AHCCHM404 - Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicalsDevelop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals Elective
AHCCHM405 - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCMOM402 - Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipmentSupervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment Elective
AHCNAR306 - Conduct photography for fieldworkConduct photography for fieldwork Elective
AHCPCM502 - Collect and classify plantsCollect and classify plants Elective
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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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Pest Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Pest Control Supervisor (Feral Animals),Weed Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841913 Pest Controller  14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0599 Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

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

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides occupation outcomes for supervisors and senior field officers in the pest management sector. The qualification covers those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in a range of settings including conservation, land management, agriculture, horticulture and parks and gardens.

Supervisors and senior field officers may undertake the following job functions:

  • preparing and carrying out pest management programs
  • participating in strategic invasive species management practices
  • completing and assessing pest management programs.

Some job functions covered by this qualification may require occupational licencing or certification. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory agency.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency:
  • 4 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. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • select 3 units from Group A
  • select 3 units from Group A or Group B
  • A maximum of 2 units may be selected from the elective lists of Certificate III or above of this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in pest management and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4.

Core Units 

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

AHCPMG409

Implement a pest management plan

AHCPMG412

Develop a pest management plan

AHCPMG413

Define the pest problem

Elective Units 

Group A 

Biosecurity 

AHCBER402

Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest

Chemicals 

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

Pest management 

AHCPMG410

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

AHCPMG411

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

BSBPMG418

Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Group B 

Business 

AHCBUS402

Cost a project

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

Community coordination and facilitation 

AHCCCF405

Develop community networks

AHCCCF408

Promote community programs

Machinery 

AHCMOM402

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

Plants 

AHCPCM502

Collect and classify plants

Pest management 

AHCNAR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCPMG305

Survey pests

AHCPMG306

Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG307

Apply animal trapping techniques

AHCPMG309

Apply pest animal control techniques

AHCPMG414

Apply predator trapping techniques

Work 

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

CHCCDE002

Develop and implement community programs

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

LGACOM404B

Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations

BSBPMG417

Apply project life cycle management processes

PSPREG003

Apply regulatory powers

PSPREG008

Act on non-compliance

TLIR4002

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC41716 Certificate IV in Pest Management

Release 3

AHC41716 Certificate IV in Pest Management

Release 2

Chemical unit codes updated and removed prerequisite requirements table.

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects replaced with BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes.

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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