Weed risk management

Course details

Name:Weed risk management
Description:This course has been developed to increase participant's ability to assess the relative importance of weeds in their area to help prioritise their management.
Course aim:

To provide participants with the skills and knowledge to assess the risk and feasibility of control of weeds in a management area using the NSW Weed Risk Management system.

Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • produce a report that details the weed problem in an area
  • identify and consult with relevant stakeholders
  • determine the weed population and distribution and factors impacting it
  • determine the risks and benefits to non-target species
  • identify appropriate times for weed control activities
  • undertake cost-benefit analysis of weed management
  • identify environmental impacts of weeds and their control activities
Length:1 day
Course program/structure:
  • Establish the background to the target weeds
  • Analyse the target weeds in the area
  • Determine critical control points for management of the target weeds
  • Define and document the impacts of the target weeds
  • Prioritise weeds for control and determine appropriate strategic weed management actions
Resources and method of delivery:

Background Information and Instruction books, as well as copies of the WRM Assessment form are provided.

This course is delivered using indoor instruction only.


This course has been mapped to the national unit of competency: AHCPMG413 - Define the pest problem.


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Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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