Unit of competency details

AHCPMG202 - Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCPMG202A - Treat plant pests, diseases and disordersThis unit is equivalent to AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders 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 
AHC20816 - Certificate II in Retail NurseryCertificate II in Retail Nursery 1-2 
AHC20716 - Certificate II in Production NurseryCertificate II in Production Nursery 
AHC20616 - Certificate II in Parks and GardensCertificate II in Parks and Gardens 
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 treat plant pests, diseases and disorders.

This unit applies to supervised workers in plant or pasture-based industries and is carried out following strict work instructions and under supervision.

Supervisors are required to hold current chemical handling certification.

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

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 plant pests, diseases and disorders

1.1 Recognise plant pests, diseases and disorders by common name

1.2 Record details of the plant pest, disease and disorder occurrence and report to the supervisor

1.3 Select treatment methods in consultation with the supervisor

1.4 Calculate application rates required if spraying is necessary, and confirm calculations with supervisor

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

1.6 Identify work health and safety hazards and report safety concerns to the supervisor

1.7 Place caution or hazard signs and signals as required by work instructions and standard operating procedures

2. Apply treatments to plant pests, diseases and disorders

2.1 Wear personal protective equipment according to work health and safety policies and procedures

2.2 Prepare treatments according to supervisor's instructions, safety data sheets or chemical labels and manufacturer s guidelines

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

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 or biosecurity risks

3.3 Maintain records according to enterprise guidelines and regulatory requirements

3.4 Monitor response to treatment

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 AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Links

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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 and apply treatments to plant pests, diseases or disorders
  • identify and report work health and safety and environmental hazards
  • follow work health and safety policies and procedures to treating plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • follow instructions to prepare and apply treatments to minimise damage to non-target plant and animal species
  • dispose of treatment waste without causing environmental damage
  • shut down and clean equipment in a way that minimises environmental impacts
  • use, clean and store personal protective equipment and application equipment according to workplace procedures
  • maintain records to legislative and workplace standards
  • apply biosecurity measures in the context of own work

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • environmental considerations when using chemicals
  • equipment capabilities and limitations
  • plant pests, diseases and disorders common to host plants in a work area
  • equipment required to complete the task
  • treatment methods appropriate to the issue and the environment
  • caution or hazard signs and signals required when treating plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • purpose of, and information provided in chemical labels and safety data sheets
  • how to access safety data sheets in own workplace and what information is included in them

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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