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Unit of competency details

AMPX430 - Develop, implement and evaluate a pest control program in a meat processing premises (Release 1)

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1 1 (this release) 10/Sep/2019


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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package Version 4.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, implement and evaluate a pest management plan in a meat processing establishment.

Pests may be vertebrate or invertebrate pests or both.

This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

All meat processing sectors

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop the pest management plan

1.1 Determine scope of the plan

1.2 Conduct and document consultation with stakeholders to determine goals

1.3 Determine realistic time periods to allow for the achievement of the plan

1.4 Define and document objectives to be achieved

1.5 Define roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in delivering objectives

1.6 Document the activities required to achieve the objectives

1.7 Identify risks and control measures

1.8 Determine monitoring methods and procedures

1.9 Determine human and physical resources required for the plan

2. Implement the pest management plan

2.1 Brief stakeholders who have responsibilities in delivering the pest management plan’s objectives

2.2 Collect and analyse monitoring information as identified in the plan

2.3 Confirm that work health and safety requirements are being followed

2.4 Confirm that food safety, animal welfare and environmental requirements are being followed

2.5 Record any corrective actions required, processes used, and outcomes achieved

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the pest management plan

3.1 Compare data with objectives and performance criteria in the monitoring plan

3.2 Compare costs with budget

3.3 Isolate and examine indicators of good and poor performance

3.4 Compile a report that includes discussion of data analysis results

3.5 Make recommendations to modify or eliminate causes of poor performance or to enhance current performance

3.6 Report outcomes and recommendations to management in the required format

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill

Description

Reading

  • Reads and interprets regulatory information

Writing

  • Develops operating plans and work instructions
  • Prepares performance reports

Oral communication

  • Communicates with workers from a range of cultural backgrounds

Numeracy

  • Interprets budgets and calculates time

Interact with others

  • Briefs stakeholders
  • Negotiates with colleagues

Unit Mapping Information

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Comments

Equivalence status

AMPX4430 Develop, implement and evaluate a pest control program in a meat processing premises

Not applicable

New unit

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e2e56b7-698f-4822-84bb-25adbb8443a7

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AMP Australian Meat Industry Training Package Version 4.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has:

  • produced a written report plan that addresses the enterprise's pest problem
  • determined factors impacting pest population and distribution
  • undertaken cost-benefit analysis of pest management
  • conducted site inspections
  • applied food safety requirements when determining pest control activities
  • applied animal welfare considerations to assessment of pest problem
  • identified environmental impacts of pest presence and pest management activity
  • implemented a pest monitoring and evaluation plan to organisational requirements
  • collated data as required in the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
  • measured responses to the organisation's pest control procedures
  • analysed data against objectives and performance criteria
  • produced a report on the results of monitoring operations and a report with evaluation results
  • applied all monitoring techniques stipulated in the monitoring and evaluation plan
  • applied work health and safety policies and procedures in all monitoring activities.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • range of pests relevant to the targeted area
  • target pest biology and lifecycles
  • periods of vulnerability in the lifecycle of pests
  • behaviour of target pests, particularly those behaviours that impact pest susceptibility to being effectively managed
  • factors that influence pest population and distribution
  • techniques used to validate the target pest population and distribution data
  • the organisation's pest management plan
  • monitoring and evaluation principles and how they work in the pest management plan
  • regulatory requirements and standard operating procedures
  • how to measure or estimate economic losses and production impacts resulting from pest presence
  • principles that underpin the strategic approach to managing pests
  • critical control points for management of pest problem
  • how to compare data with objectives and performance criteria
  • how to compare actual costs with budgeted costs
  • environmental, food safety and economic impacts of pests on production processes.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • assessment must take place in an operating meat processing establishment
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • current regulations
  • specifications:
  • use of applicable workplace documents such as policies, procedures, processes and forms
  • a minimum of three different forms of assessment must be used
  • relationships:
  • regulatory personnel
  • team members, supervisors.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e2e56b7-698f-4822-84bb-25adbb8443a7