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Unit of competency details

AHCPCM201 - Recognise plants (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCPCM201A - Recognise plantsThis unit is equivalent to AHCPCM201A Recognise plants. 26/Jun/2016
Is superseded by AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsMinor changes to application. Major changes to performance criteria. Foundation skills added. Assessment requirements updated 23/Dec/2020

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


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC21516 - Certificate II in FloricultureCertificate II in Floriculture
AHC20816 - Certificate II in Retail NurseryCertificate II in Retail Nursery1-3 
AHC31818 - Certificate III in BeekeepingCertificate III in Beekeeping
AHC20616 - Certificate II in Parks and GardensCertificate II in Parks and Gardens
AHC20716 - Certificate II in Production NurseryCertificate II in Production Nursery
AHC20919 - Certificate II in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate II in Sports Turf Management
AHC20416 - Certificate II in HorticultureCertificate II in Horticulture1-3 
AHC21616 - Certificate II in LandscapingCertificate II in Landscaping1-2 
AHC21819 - Certificate II in Protected HorticultureCertificate II in Protected Horticulture
UET20319 - Certificate II in ESI - Powerline Vegetation ControlCertificate II in ESI - Powerline Vegetation Control
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050301 Horticulture  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 commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds.

It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

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

Plants culture and management (PCM)

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 plant recognition

1.1 Clarify work activity instructions with supervisor

1.2 Identify any work health and safety hazards and tell supervisor

1.3 Prepare resources and equipment for use in recognition activity

1.4 Identify, select and prepare available processes for plant recognition

1.5 Identify a range of desirable and non-desirable plants requiring recognition

2. Recognise specified plants

2.1 Carry out a visual inspection of plants

2.2 Recognise specified plants by their identifiable characteristics and name them

2.3 Record brief descriptions of plant habits, characteristics and significant features

2.4 Consult with others, browse the internet browsing, collect specimen collections, consult field guides and use workplace notetaking to assist with plant recognition

2.5 Seek advice when necessary and where appropriate to assist with plant recognition

3. Update the reference collection

3.1 Document information about plants and add to the reference collection

3.2 Update reference collection as new plants are recognised

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 AHCPCM201A Recognise plants.

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 resources and processes for use in recognition activity
  • identify desirable and non-desirable plants requiring recognition
  • recognise and describe plant attributes
  • describe specific handling requirements and growth requirements
  • use appropriate methods of research to assist with plant recognition
  • document and update information about identified plants

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • principles and practices of plant recognition
  • plant morphology and physiology as they relate to recognising plants
  • plant nomenclature
  • procedures for obtaining and providing advice and information about plants
  • plant recognition techniques

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