Course Title: Define the pest problem

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5418 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Course Title: Define the pest problem

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 100

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Important Information:

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Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to apply a strategic pest management approach to define a weed, vertebrate or invertebrate pest problem for a target area.

The course applies to individuals who use consultation and analysis to define the pest problem. These individuals exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work and analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem

Elements:

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

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.