AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

Course Overview

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for pest management contractors, pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and weed management field officers in the pest management industry.

The qualification covers those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings. Individuals in these roles work under general direction and:

  • participate in strategic invasive species management practices

  • prepare for management programs

  • complete and assess management programs

  • carry out weed management programs that require chemical spraying

  • maintain required records.

 

State or territory licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply in some jurisdictions.

 

Units of Competency

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and environmental Pest Management (General)

  • AHCWHS301        Contribute to work health & safety processes (CORE)

  • AHCWRK309        Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (E)

  • AHCCHM307         Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (CORE)

  • AHCCHM304        Transport and store chemicals (CORE)

  • AHCMOM304       Operate machinery and equipment (E)

  • AHCPMG301        Control weeds (B)

  • AHCPMG302        Control Plant pest, diseases and disorders (E)

  • AHCPMG305        Survey Pests (E)

  • AHCPMG306        Determine Pest control techniques (CORE)

  • AHCPMG308        Implement pest management strategies (CORE)

  • AHCPCM303         Identify plant specimens (B)

  • AHCWRK311        Conduct site inspections (E)

  • AHCFAU202          Recognise Fauna (A)

  • AHCPMG203        Work effectively in a pest management environment (CORE)

 

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and environmental Pest Management (Weed Controller)

  • AHCWHS301        Contribute to work health & safety processes (CORE)

  • AHCWRK309        Apply environmentally sustainable work practices (E)

  • AHCCHM307         Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (CORE)

  • AHCCHM304        Transport and store chemicals (CORE)

  • AHCMOM304       Operate machinery and equipment (E)

  • AHCPMG301        Control weeds (B)

  • AHCPMG302        Control Plant pest, diseases and disorders (E)

  • AHCPMG305        Survey Pests (E)

  • AHCPMG306        Determine Pest control techniques (CORE)

  • AHCPMG308        Implement pest management strategies (CORE)

  • AHCPCM303         Identify plant specimens (B)

  • AHCWRK311        Conduct site inspections (E)

  • AHCBIO203           Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity (E)

  • AHCPMG203        Work effectively in a pest management environment (CORE)

 

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and environmental Pest Management (Pest Animal Controller)

  • AHCWHS301        Contribute to work health & safety processes (CORE)

  • AHCCHM307         Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (CORE)

  • AHCCHM304        Transport and store chemicals (CORE)

  • AHCPMG305        Survey Pests (E)

  • AHCPMG306        Determine Pest control techniques (CORE)

  • AHCPMG308        Implement pest management strategies (CORE)

  • AHCFAU202          Recognise Fauna (A)

  • AHCPMG312        Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes (A)

  • AHCPMG307        Apply animal trapping techniques (A)

  • AHCPMG304        Use Firearms to humanely destroy animals (A)

  • AHCPMG203        Work effectively in a pest management environment (CORE)

  • AHCPMG309        Apply pest animal control techniques (A)

  • AHCPMG413        Define the Pest Problem (E)

  • AHCPMG403        Apply Predator Trapping Techniques (C)

Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

 

Qualification Structuring Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

14 units of competency:

6 core units plus

8 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 6 units must be selected from the elective groups A, B, C, D or E

  • Up to 2 units from the remaining electives or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

  • Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Pest animal controller) the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 units must be selected from the elective group A

  • 1 unit must be selected from the elective group C or E

  • 2 units must be selected from remaining electives in group C and E or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

For the award of Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management (Weed Controller) the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 2 units must be selected from the electives group B

  • 1 unit, AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material, must be selected

  • 3 units must be selected from the elective group D or E

  • 2 units must be selected from remaining group D or E or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course packaged to reflect AQF Certificate II, III or IV outcomes.

 

Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

12 Months tailored depending on student & client requirements. Options include Student Self-Paced Workbook and Project Delivery supported by ongoing Trainer/Assessor Assistance, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification. 12 Months can be extended by the student through an application process.

 

Cost

Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

  • Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

  • Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

  • Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $5250

  • RPL Assessment - (Available based on individual student circumstances and will vary depending on number of units you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or gap training requirements. You will be provided with an approximate cost based on your RPL application and agreed course training plan)

 

Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.

Award

On successful completion you will receive a AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management nationally recognised qualification. In the event that you do not successfully complete the entire program, you will be awarded nationally recognised Statement of Attainments for each successfully completed Unit in the Qualification.

Education Pathways

AHC30318 Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management is in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further advanced studies at the Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma level and a range of post graduate study areas. 

 

Occupational Pathways

Park Ranger/Wildlife Officer/ Primary Producer/ Research Officer/ Pest Management Specialist

 

Where to from here

If you are currently employed in the Pest management, Rural Environmental Peat Management or Conservation and Land Management field looking to upgrade your skills or looking to change industry and take up a new career in the Environmental Pest Management and Conservation field contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

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