Course Title: Survey pests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3396 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Survey pests

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 9925 8323

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Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to survey pest abundance by conducting ground counts, aerial counts or both.

Pests may be weeds, vertebrate or invertebrate pests or a combination of these.

Work may be conducted as part of an emergency response to an incursion or as part of routine surveillance. It must be conducted to comply with the organisation’s pest management plan, survey strategy and monitoring program and in accordance with established standards and protocols.

This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication. However all units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPMG305 Survey pests


1. Prepare to conduct survey

2. Conduct survey and record observations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of in class activities, presentations, written reports and observation in the workplace.