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Qualification details

AHC41720 - Certificate IV in Pest Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHC41716 - Certificate IV in Pest ManagementUpdated qualification code. Updated unit codes in electives lists 23/Dec/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCPMG305 - Survey pestsSurvey pestsElective
LGACOM404B - Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsEstablish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsElective
AHCMOM402 - Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipmentSupervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipmentElective
AHCPMG401 - Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation planImplement the pest monitoring and evaluation planElective
FWPCOT3202 - Navigate in remote or trackless areasNavigate in remote or trackless areasElective
CHCCDE002 - Develop and implement community programsDevelop and implement community programsElective
AHCBUS408 - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkElective
AHCBUS407 - Cost a projectCost a projectElective
BSBPMG429 - Apply project stakeholder engagement techniquesApply project stakeholder engagement techniquesElective
HLTAID013 - Provide First Aid in remote or isolated siteProvide First Aid in remote or isolated siteElective
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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 Nurseries 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Weed Manager,Pest Control Supervisor (Feral Animals) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841913 Pest Controller 24/Dec/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0599 Other Agriculture, Environmental And Related Studies 24/Dec/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Dec/2020 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.0.

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:

  • at least 3 units from Group A
  • remaining units may be selected from Group A, Group B and a maximum of 2 units may be selected from 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

AHCPMG409

Implement a pest management plan

AHCPMG412

Develop a pest management plan

AHCPMG413

Define the pest problem

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

Elective Units

Group A

AHCBER404

Conduct field surveillance for a biosecurity emergency response

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCPMG401

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

AHCPMG402

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

BSBPMG429

Apply project stakeholder engagement techniques

Group B

AHCBUS407

Cost a project

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

AHCCCF405

Develop community networks

AHCMOM402

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

AHCECR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCPCM510

Collect and classify plants

AHCPMG305

Survey pests

AHCPMG306

Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG307

Apply animal trapping techniques

AHCPMG309

Apply pest animal control techniques

AHCPMG312

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

AHCPMG403

Apply predator trapping techniques

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

BSBPMG428

Apply project life cycle management processes

CHCCDE002

Develop and implement community programs

FWPCOT3202

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

HLTAID011

Provide first aid

HLTAID013

Provide first aid in remote or isolated site

LGACOM404B

Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations

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

AHC41720 Certificate IV in Pest Management

AHC41716 Certificate IV in Pest Management

Updated qualification code

Updated unit codes in electives lists

Equivalent

Links

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