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Unit of competency details

AHCBER502 - Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCBER504 - Manage the implementation of a biosecurity emergency control programChanged unit code and title. Changes to Application. Minor changes to Performance Criteria for clarity. Updated Performance Evidence, Knowledge Evidence and Assessment Conditions 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCBIO502A - Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control programThis unit is equivalent to AHCBIO502A Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program. 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 manage and implement an emergency disease or plant pest control program.

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

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility for their own work and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They analyse information and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex 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 Initiate emergency disease or plant pest control program

1.1 Identify, source or develop control procedures needed to manage an infection or infestation according to standards, protocols and situational variables

1.2 Develop operational plans for own area of responsibility

1.3 Make contributions as required to other plans and strategies

1.4 Source resources required to control or eradicate emergency disease or plant pest

2. Direct implementation of emergency disease or plant pest control procedures

2.1 Manage implementation of emergency disease or plant pest control plan and procedures according to operational plan, other specified guidelines and situational variables

2.2 Disseminate reports on progress of emergency disease or plant pest control as required

2.3 Implement relevant management systems, and confirm as functioning and available as required

3. Monitor emergency disease or plant pest control procedures

3.1 Monitor emergency disease or plant pest status of properties in line with relevant guidelines and operational or control plan

3.2 Monitor appropriateness and effectiveness of emergency disease or plant pest control procedures

3.3 Monitor resource expenditure and availability to ensure adequacy for job

3.4 Monitor effectiveness of emergency disease or plant pest control information management system

4. Review emergency disease or plant pest control program

4.1 Review and revise emergency disease or plant pest control operational plans and procedures

4.2 Revise emergency disease or plant pest control information management procedures as appropriate to ensure a complete set of records

4.3 Reallocate or acquire resources where required

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 AHCBIO502A Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program.

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:

  • apply standards, guidelines and protocols in:
  • setting up and implementing control procedures
  • monitoring the status of properties and effectiveness of operational or control plan as part of an emergency disease or plant pest control response
  • contribute to other plans and strategies, and develop operational plan within own area of responsibility
  • source resources for control program
  • direct implementation of the control plan and procedures utilising reporting and information management system
  • monitor appropriateness and effectiveness of emergency disease or plant pest control procedures and review against and relevant guidelines, and operational or control plan
  • monitor effectiveness of emergency disease or plant pest and information management system and revise procedures as necessary to ensure completeness of records
  • monitor resource expenditure and availability against requirements of the operational or control plan and reallocate resources as required.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • AUSVETPLAN or PLANTPLAN, and relevant standards, guidelines and protocols, and Nationally Agreed Standard Operating Procedures (NASOP)
  • incident control management procedures
  • the requirements of relevant commonwealth, state and territory legislation
  • relevant public sector policies, practices and constraints in relation to emergency disease or plant pest management
  • information management systems and procedures for use and reporting
  • techniques for monitoring and reviewing operational or control plans, and resource expenditure and allocation
  • communication principles to liaise with other agencies, and direct implementation of the operation or control plan
  • project management principles.

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