Course Title: Survey pest animals

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3293 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Survey pest animals

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258323

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Course Description

This unit covers the process of surveying pest animal abundance by conducting ground and aerial counts and defines the standard required to: identify the target pest animal and its associated behaviours; define the geographical parameters for the count; apply survey principles and techniques; undertake accurate observations and recording.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this Course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCVPT303A Survey pest animals


1. Assess the scope of the count

2. Prepare to conduct the count

3. Conduct count and record observations

4. Clean and store equipment and materials

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on direct observation of on-the-job work processes; Third party endorsement by work supervisor Matthew Butt and / or Aboriginal mentors; class-room exercises and quizzes.