Course Title: Control weeds

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: AGRI5028C

Course Title: Control weeds

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3293 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258323

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this Course.

Course Description

This unit covers the control of weeds and defines the standard required to: identify a range of weeds and beneficial organisms; plan and coordinate weed control activities; prepare and calibrate equipment;
conduct a site hazard identification and risk control assessment for weed control; apply a range of weed control methods and maintain records; monitor, record and report the effectiveness of controls.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPMG301A Control weeds


1. Assess weed infestation

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify the scope and size of the weed infestation that adversely impacts on the landscape.
1.2. Identify weeds and record details of the weeds and beneficial organisms.
1.3. Identify tolerable levels of infestation according to client, market, environmental and IPM requirements.
1.4. Determine if plant health or growth requirements are compromised by level of infestation.
1.5. Seek professional advice if required in the assessment of the weed infestation.


2. Plan control measures

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Determine suitable control options according to Integrated Pest Management principles and industry practice.
2.2. Identify the hazards, assess and control risks to others and the environment.
2.3. Identify appropriate tools, equipment and machinery for the planned control measure.
2.4. Select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements.
2.5. Prepare a control plan for the control measure/strategy.


3. Implement control measures

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Monitor control measures to identify signs of adverse impact on humans, animals, non-target plants or environment.
4.2. Assess effectiveness of control measures in accordance with IPM guidelines and/or available industry standards.
4.3. Record assessment of control measures and report to client or organisation.


4. Monitor control measures

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Implement control measures in accordance with IPM principles, industry practice and control plan.
3.2. Ensure that control measures minimise non-target damage.
3.3. Maintain records of the control measure/s applied.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Instructional videos

Practical demonstrations

Role plays

Teaching Schedule

Last Thursday and Friday of each month.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

Demonstration of practical strategy for controlling weeds (written and practical)

Assessment Matrix

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