Unit of competency details

AHCPMG201 - Treat weeds (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCPMG201A - Treat weedsThis unit is equivalent to AHCPMG201A Treat weeds 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP - Forest and Wood Products Training PackageForest and Wood Products Training Package 3.0 
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.0-2.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and ManagementCertificate II in Forest Growing and Management 
AHC33616 - Certificate III in Pest ManagementCertificate III in Pest Management 1-2 
AHC21616 - Certificate II in LandscapingCertificate II in Landscaping 
AHC21516 - Certificate II in FloricultureCertificate II in Floriculture 
AHC21016 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate II in Conservation and Land Management 1-3 
AHC20916 - Certificate II in Sports Turf ManagementCertificate II in Sports Turf Management 
AHC20716 - Certificate II in Production NurseryCertificate II in Production Nursery 
AHC20616 - Certificate II in Parks and GardensCertificate II in Parks and Gardens 
AHC20516 - Certificate II in ArboricultureCertificate II in Arboriculture 
AHC20416 - Certificate II in HorticultureCertificate II in Horticulture 1-3 
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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 significant weed species and apply a range of weed treatment control options.

This unit applies to supervised workers treating weeds in commercial crops, nurseries, parks and gardens, turf, and natural areas and is carried out following strict work instructions and under supervision.

Supervisors are required to hold current chemical handling certification and a first aid certificate. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Pest Management (PMG)

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 to treat weeds

1.1 Recognise target weeds by common name

1.2 Record details of the weed occurrence and discuss with supervisor

1.3 Identify appropriate control technique with supervisor

1.4 If spraying is necessary, calculate application rates required and confirm calculations with supervisor

1.5 Select and prepare equipment for use according to enterprise guidelines, supervisor s direction and manufacturer's specifications

1.6 Place caution or warning signs as required by work instructions or standard operating procedures

1.7 Identify work health and safety and environmental hazards and report safety concerns to the supervisor

2. Treat weeds

2.1 Wear personal protective equipment according to manufacturer s specifications

2.2 Prepare treatments according to supervisor's instructions, manufacturer guidelines, label directions and safety data sheets

2.3 Apply treatments to minimise damage to non-target species according to work health and safety and regulatory requirements

3. Carry out post treatment operation

3.1 Clean and store personal protective equipment and application equipment

3.2 Dispose of treatment waste in a way that causes minimal environmental damage

3.3 Maintain records according to enterprise guidelines and regulatory requirements

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 AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.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:

  • follow supervisor instructions to prepare and apply treatments to weeds
  • identify and report safety and environmental hazards according to workplace requirements
  • shut down and clean and store personal protective equipment and application equipment in a way that minimises environmental impacts
  • dispose of treatment waste according to workplace procedures and without causing environmental damage
  • maintain records according to workplace and legislative requirements
  • use standard industry terminology for plants, weeds and chemicals
  • apply work health and safety practices in the context of own work
  • apply appropriate sustainability practices in the context of own work

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • sources of information on weeds and treatments
  • environmental considerations when using chemicals for treating weeds
  • equipment required to complete the task
  • equipment capabilities and limitations
  • personal protective equipment required for treating weeds
  • weeds and dispersal methodologies common to work area
  • a range of treatment methods
  • caution or hazard signs and signals
  • purpose of chemical labels and safety data sheets
  • where to access safety data sheets

Assessment Conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

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

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