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Unit of competency details

AHCBIO302 - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCBIO302A - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsThis unit is equivalent to AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 26/Jun/2016

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


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PUA - Public SafetyPublic Safety 1.0-1.1 
AMP - Australian Meat Processing Training PackageAustralian Meat Processing Training Package 2.0-4.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-4.0 
ACM - Animal Care and Management Training PackageAnimal Care and Management Training Package 1.0-2.0,3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
PUA30919 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Operations)Certificate III in Public Safety (Biosecurity Emergency Response Operations) 
AHC51519 - Diploma of ViticultureDiploma of Viticulture 
AHC33719 - Certificate III in Protected HorticultureCertificate III in Protected Horticulture 
AHC33316 - Certificate III in Feedlot OperationsCertificate III in Feedlot Operations 1-2 
AHC33216 - Certificate III in FloricultureCertificate III in Floriculture 1-4 
AHC31616 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and WildlifeCertificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife 1-3 
AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate III in Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC31116 - Certificate III in Production NurseryCertificate III in Production Nursery 1-4 
AHC30716 - Certificate III in HorticultureCertificate III in Horticulture 1-2 
AHC30616 - Certificate III in Production HorticultureCertificate III in Production Horticulture 1-4 
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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 recognise unusual disease or plant pest signs during day-to-day work and take appropriate reporting action.

The unit is typically performed by those who have daily contact with plants, birds, animals or fish. It would usually be carried out in conjunction with routine animal or plant husbandry tasks.

This unit applied 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

Biosecurity (BIO)

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. Identify signs of unusual disease or a plant pest

1.1 Identify signs of disease or a plant pest

1.2 Compare signs of disease or a plant pest with own experience of common endemic disease or a plant pest in the species

1.3 Assess severity and extent of the problem in the species where signs indicate an unusual disease or a plant pest

1.4 Seek immediate advice from supervisors, professionals or appropriate authorities when signs indicate an unusual disease or a plant pest

2. Report signs of unusual disease or a plant pest

2.1 Report signs of unusual disease or a plant pest to appropriate authorities immediately

2.2 Implement biosecurity measures according to enterprise biosecurity plans and instructions from appropriate authority

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 AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs.

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:

  • identify unusual disease or pest signs
  • assess the severity and extent of problem in the disease or pest species
  • seek advice from supervisors or professionals
  • notify appropriate authorities
  • implement appropriate biosecurity measures.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • signs of common endemic diseases or plant pests in the species
  • signs indicating unusual disease or plant pests
  • methods for assessing severity and extent of problem
  • biosecurity measures associated with enterprise biosecurity plans
  • the process of reporting any unusual findings to appropriate authorities.

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