Course Title: Define the pest problem

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5367 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Define the pest problem

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018,
Term2 2019

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required apply a strategic pest management approach to define a pest problem.
Pests may be weeds, vertebrate or invertebrate pests or a combination of all three. The pest problem may be in a local or broader regional area.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem


1. Establish the background to the target pest problem

2. Analyse the target pest problem in the area

3. Determine critical control points for management of the target pest problem

4. Define and document the impacts of the target pest

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include research assignments, plant & animal surveys and written management reports