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Unit of competency details

AHCBER303 - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCBER305 - Carry out emergency disease or pest control procedures on infected premisesMinor change to title. Minor changes to Application.Minor changes and reordering of Performance Criteria. Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions updated 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCBIO303A - Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premisesThis unit is equivalent to AHCBIO303A Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises. 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059901 Pest And Weed Control  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 059901 Pest And Weed Control  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out emergency disease or plant pest control activities at a site affected by an emergency disease outbreak or plant pest incursion.

The unit applies to personnel who undertake a role within an emergency disease or plant pest incursion response.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Emergency Response (BER)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare for emergency disease or plant pest control activities

1.1 Clarify work instructions received from infected premises (IP) site supervisor in preparation for carrying out control procedures

1.2 Select and prepare appropriate equipment and materials to undertake control activities in line with IP site supervisor’s work instructions and associated safety requirements

1.3 Select and prepare personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.4 Identify animal welfare considerations if dealing with an emergency disease

2. Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control activities

2.1 Implement control activities in line with work instructions, work health and safety requirements and standards and protocols

2.2 Maintain a log of activities carried out on the IP in accordance with instructions from IP site supervisor

2.3 Use PPE as instructed by IP site supervisor

2.4 Give and receive work instructions within own area of responsibility

3. Check and adjust emergency disease or plant pest control activities

3.1 Check control activities within own area of responsibility regularly to ensure compliance with work instructions, work health and safety requirements and standards and protocols

3.2 Provide reports to IP site supervisor as required

3.3 Report any variations from work instructions and standards and protocols, or failure to achieve objectives to IP site supervisor and undertake remedial action within own scope of authority

3.4 Communicate any recommendations for adjusting work instructions to IP site supervisor

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCBIO303A Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

TP Version

Comment

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • prepare for control activities
  • follow infected premises (IP) site supervisor instructions
  • identify animal welfare concerns
  • select, prepare and use personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • apply biosecurity principles and work health and safety practices in implementing, monitoring and reporting on variations to control activities
  • implement control activities
  • monitor, review and report on control activities within area of own responsibility, for compliance and effectiveness
  • undertake remedial action within own scope of authority
  • provide reports to IP site supervisor on variations to activities, failure to meet objectives and recommendations for adjustments to work instructions
  • communicate effectively with IP site supervisor and when giving and receiving work instructions to others
  • maintain log of activities as required.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • common control activities associated with emergency disease and plant pest control procedures at infected premises (IP)
  • objectives and work instructions commonly associated with IP control responses
  • own work role and responsibilities within an IP control response
  • animal welfare guidelines relevant to the species, disease and IP environment if animals are under control procedures
  • PPE gear commonly used in IP control response
  • biosecurity principles commonly associated with an IP control response
  • safe work practices applicable to work role and responsibilities in an IP environment
  • reporting templates and requirements for logging control activities
  • communication principles used in giving, receiving and clarifying instructions, and reporting on control activities.

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

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