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Level 1

Demonstrate understanding of safety with agrichemicals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaces unit standard 2.

5059 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This is an entry level unit standard. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the types and causes of agrichemical poisoning; describe how to minimise health risks to agrichemical applicators; and describe the signs and symptoms and first aid management of agrichemical poisoning.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of safety with agrichemicals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and unit standard 21562 have been replaced by unit standard 27213. This unit standard replaced unit standard 5059.

21554 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people handling agrichemicals in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the routes of entry of agrichemicals into the body, and types of agrichemical poisoning; how to minimise health risks to agrichemical users; and the signs, symptoms, and first aid management of agrichemical poisoning.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of weeds and their control
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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21555 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This is a unit standard for people handling agrichemicals in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify weeds, and the ways they survive and spread; and describe methods of weed prevention and control, and the relationship between weed control and plant life cycles.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify and interpret agrichemical product information
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 21554 have been replaced by unit standard 27213.

21562 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people handling agrichemicals in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to identify and interpret agrichemical product information.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Apply an agrichemical using a non-motorised applicator
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard replaces unit standard 7.

5060 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This is an entry level unit standard. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of how to find information in the standard; recognise factors which influence the application of agrichemicals by non-motorised means; prepare to spray as directed; apply an agrichemical as directed; and clean and store materials, application and protective equipment after use as directed and attend to personal hygiene.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify and control weeds
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaces unit standard 8.

5061 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This is a unit standard for people entering land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify weeds and the ways they survive and spread; control weeds by manual means; and control weeds with agrichemicals.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of plant pests, diseases, disorders, and their control
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaces unit standard 20.

5062 Unit Standard 1 Credits

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This is an entry level unit standard for people entering land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify the main types and common examples of plant pests, plant diseases, and plant disorders; and describe methods of prevention and / or control of plant pests, diseases, and disorders.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 3

Describe and use traps to control avian pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29338.

20777 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of a cage trap used for control of avian pests; prepare for trapping avian pests; set and maintain traps, and place baits and lures for avian pest control; check and clear traps of avian pests and non-target species, and process and store or dispose of carcasses; and clean and store equipment and materials, and maintain records.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use traps to control mustelid pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29338.

20778 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of traps used for control of mustelid pests; prepare for trapping mustelid pests; set and maintain traps, and place baits and lures for mustelid pest control; check and clear traps of mustelid pests and non-target species, and process and store or dispose of carcasses; and clean and store equipment and materials, and maintain records.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use traps to control possum pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29338.

20779 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of traps used for control of possum pests; prepare for trapping possum pests; set and maintain traps, and place baits and lures for possum pest control; check and clear traps of possum pests and non-target species, and process and store or dispose of carcasses; and clean and store equipment and materials, and maintain records.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use traps to control rabbit pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29338.

20780 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of traps used for control of rabbit pests; prepare for trapping rabbit pests; set and maintain traps for rabbit pest control; check and clear traps of rabbit pests and non-target species, and process and store or dispose of carcasses; and clean and store equipment and materials, and maintain records.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use traps to control rodent pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29338.

20781 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of traps used for control of rodent pests; prepare for trapping rodent pests; set and maintain traps, and place baits and lures for rodent pest control; check and clear traps of rodent pests and non-target species, and process and store or dispose of carcasses; and clean and store equipment and materials, and maintain records.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use toxins to control avian pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29337.

20782 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of toxins and baits used for control of avian pests; prepare for application of toxins and baits for avian pests; prepare and apply toxins and baits for avian pests; clean and store equipment and materials, complete documentation, and process and store, or dispose of avian carcasses.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use toxins to control mustelid pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29337.

20783 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of toxins and baits used for control of mustelid pests; prepare for application of toxins and baits for mustelid pests; prepare and apply toxins and baits for mustelid pests; clean and store equipment and materials, and process and store, or dispose of mustelid carcasses; and complete documentation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use toxins to control possum pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29337.

20784 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of toxins and baits used for control of possum pests; prepare for application of toxins and baits for possum pests; prepare and apply toxins and baits for possum pests; clean and store equipment and materials, and process and store, dispose of possum carcasses; and complete documentation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use toxins to control rabbit pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29337.

20785 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of toxins and baits used for control of rabbit pests; prepare for application of toxins and baits for rabbit pests; prepare and apply toxins and baits for rabbit pests; clean and store equipment and materials, and process and store, or dispose of rabbit carcasses; and complete documentation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe and use toxins to control rodent pests
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29337.

20786 Unit Standard 9 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of toxins and baits used for control of rodent pests; prepare for application of toxins and baits for rodent pests; prepare and apply toxins and baits for rodent pests; clean and store equipment and materials, and process and store, or dispose of rodent carcasses; and complete documentation.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of avian biology and environmental impact as a pest species
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29335.

20787 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: avian pest introduction into New Zealand; avian pest biology; and the impact of avian species on primary production, native forests, ecosystems, people and the environment.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of mustelid biology and environmental impact as a pest species
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29335.

20788 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: mustelid introduction into New Zealand; mustelid biology; bovine tuberculosis (Tb) and mustelid pests in New Zealand; and the impact of mustelid pests on New Zealand native ecosystems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of possum biology and environmental impact as a pest species
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29335.

20789 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: possum introduction and distribution in New Zealand; possum biology; bovine tuberculosis (Tb) and possums in New Zealand; and the impact of possums on primary production, and native ecosystems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of rabbit biology and environmental impact as a pest species
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29335.

20790 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: rabbit introduction and distribution in New Zealand; rabbit biology; and the impact of rabbits on primary production and native ecosystems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate knowledge of rodent biology and environmental impact as a pest species
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard was replaced by unit standard 29335.

20791 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: rodent introduction and distribution in New Zealand; rodent biology; and the impact of rodents on primary production, and native ecosystems.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Describe the application of the Biosecurity Act 1993 for pest management

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20796 Unit Standard 2 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the purpose and principles of the Biosecurity Act 1993; duties and responsibilities for people involved with biosecurity; and enforcement and compliance powers of the Biosecurity Act 1993.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Control vertebrate pests by shooting

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20931 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with vertebrate pest control in rural environments. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify vertebrate pest characteristics and activity in preparation for shooting; prepare for shooting vertebrate pests; shoot target vertebrate pests; clean and store equipment and materials, and store or dispose of carcasses following shooting.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify plant pests, diseases, and disorders, and describe control measures
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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Version 5

21557 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This unit standard is for people handling agrichemicals in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to, for plant pests, plant diseases, and plant disorders: define; identify the presence of; describe life cycles, distinguishing features, prevention and control methods.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 27215.

21564 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for a person at operator level who is responsible for the preparation of equipment for agrichemical application, and preparation and application of agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to prepare to apply, and apply, agrichemicals.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of rural pest animal operations in New Zealand

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 20787, 20788, 20789, 20790 and 20791

29335 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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The purpose of this unit standard is to provide the rural pest animal operations industry with people who understand pest animals in New Zealand, and pest control and monitoring in New Zealand

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations

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Version 1

29336 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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The purpose of this unit standard is to provide the rural pest animal operations industry with people who can give an overview of the purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations Operators will understand the general purpose and impacts of rural pest animal operations and be able to explain the role of rural pest animal operators to consumers and clients.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare and use toxins to control rural pest animals

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 20782, 20783, 20784, 20785, and 20786.

29337 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The purpose of this unit standard is to provide the rural pest animal control industry with people who are able to prepare and apply toxins and baits for pest control in a rural environment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare and use traps to control rural pest animals

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Version 1 This unit standard replaced unit standards 20777, 20778, 20779, 20780, and 20781

29338 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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The purpose of this unit standard is to provide the rural pest animal operations industry with people who are able to use traps to control pest animal populations in rural environments.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of the impacts of pest plants and pest plant operations in New Zealand

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Version 1

29538 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest plant operations in New Zealand. People credited with this standard are able to demonstrate understanding of: the impacts of pest plants on New Zealand''s environment and economy, and pest plant operational activities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Prepare and use agrichemicals to control pest plants

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Version 1

29540 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest plant control using agrichemicals. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to apply agrichemicals to pest plants; prepare and transport agrichemicals for deployment; apply agrichemicals to pest plants, and complete documentation; clean and store equipment and materials, and remove agrichemical signage.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Demonstrate understanding of pest plant operations in New Zealand

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Version 1

29541 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people involved with pest plant operations in New Zealand. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe pest plant introduction to New Zealand; and demonstrate understanding of pest plant identification and control techniques, agrichemicals for control of pest plants, and pest plant monitoring.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 52 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Identify plant pests, diseases, and disorders, and describe control measures
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaces unit standard 28.

5063 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people undertaking vocational skills training in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the life cycles of pests and disease; and describe plant pest, disease, and disorder prevention and control measures.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Apply an agrichemical using a motorised applicator
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaces unit standard 29.

5064 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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This is an entry level unit standard. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of how to find information in the standard; recognise factors which influence the application of agrichemicals by motorised means; prepare to spray as directed; apply an agrichemical as directed; and clean and store materials, application and protective equipment after use as directed and attend to personal hygiene.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Plan and organise the control of weeds
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2

6540 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the principles and methods of weed prevention and control; and plan and organise a weed control programme for locally significant weed species.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Level 4

Describe, plan, and manage a weed control programme
This standard is expiring. The last date for assessment to take place is 31 December 2020.

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21559 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the principles and methods of weed management and control; develop a weed management programme for a specified land based activity.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation

Control weeds
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaces unit standard 52.

5065 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people undertaking vocational skills training in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the principles of weed management, and plan and carry out a weed control programme.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Calibrate agrichemical application equipment
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard replaces unit standard 53.

5066 Unit Standard 3 Credits

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This unit standard is for people undertaking vocational skills training in land based industries. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe the importance of agrichemical equipment calibration, and calibrate agrichemical application equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Primary Industry Training Organisation - Horticulture Primary Industry Training Organisation

Data as at 29 October 2020