Assessor Resource

AHCPHT204
Undertake field budding and grafting

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to bud and graft trees, shrubs, vines and other plant types in nurseries or in-field situations.

It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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Evidence Required

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Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare parent material for budding and grafting

1.1 Follow workplace hygiene practices to ensure tools and equipment are clean

1.2 Prepare plant material and use a suitable method of taking budding or grafting material

1.3 Select and use appropriate tools

2. Prepare budding and grafting materials

2.1 Select budding/grafting material for propagation

2.2 Use appropriate storage methods to maintain viability of materials

2.3 Dispose of discarded material

2.4 Prepare stock according to species guidelines

2.5 Handle budding/grafting materials and stock in a way that prevents damage

3. Bud/graft scion

3.1 Select budding/grafting method according to species guidelines

3.2 Seal bud/graft is sealed according to instructions

3.3 Affix labels and identification

3.4 Complete records accurately and timely

3.5 Identify, rectify or report out-of-specification process and equipment performance

4. Complete budding/ grafting activities

4.1 Clean tools and equipment

4.2 Dispose of or store unused grafting material

4.3 Collect, treat, dispose of or recycle waste generated by both the grafting and cleaning procedures

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

select and prepare stock for budding and grafting

demonstrate a range of budding and grafting techniques

maintain labels and records of the budding and grafting operation

store unused grafting material

treat plants after budding/grafting

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices for field budding and grafting

cleaning requirements of work area and equipment

common problems and corrective action required

environmental issues and controls

importance of selection and use of rootstock

maintenance requirements of equipment

operation, components and purpose of budding/grafting and equipment

plant features and processes relevant to budding and grafting

procedures and responsibilities for reporting problem

recording requirements and procedures

root stocks and scion stock

stages of the budding/grafting procedure and their purpose

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment Tasks

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Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare parent material for budding and grafting

1.1 Follow workplace hygiene practices to ensure tools and equipment are clean

1.2 Prepare plant material and use a suitable method of taking budding or grafting material

1.3 Select and use appropriate tools

2. Prepare budding and grafting materials

2.1 Select budding/grafting material for propagation

2.2 Use appropriate storage methods to maintain viability of materials

2.3 Dispose of discarded material

2.4 Prepare stock according to species guidelines

2.5 Handle budding/grafting materials and stock in a way that prevents damage

3. Bud/graft scion

3.1 Select budding/grafting method according to species guidelines

3.2 Seal bud/graft is sealed according to instructions

3.3 Affix labels and identification

3.4 Complete records accurately and timely

3.5 Identify, rectify or report out-of-specification process and equipment performance

4. Complete budding/ grafting activities

4.1 Clean tools and equipment

4.2 Dispose of or store unused grafting material

4.3 Collect, treat, dispose of or recycle waste generated by both the grafting and cleaning procedures

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

select and prepare stock for budding and grafting

demonstrate a range of budding and grafting techniques

maintain labels and records of the budding and grafting operation

store unused grafting material

treat plants after budding/grafting

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices for field budding and grafting

cleaning requirements of work area and equipment

common problems and corrective action required

environmental issues and controls

importance of selection and use of rootstock

maintenance requirements of equipment

operation, components and purpose of budding/grafting and equipment

plant features and processes relevant to budding and grafting

procedures and responsibilities for reporting problem

recording requirements and procedures

root stocks and scion stock

stages of the budding/grafting procedure and their purpose

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Follow workplace hygiene practices to ensure tools and equipment are clean 
Prepare plant material and use a suitable method of taking budding or grafting material 
Select and use appropriate tools 
Select budding/grafting material for propagation 
Use appropriate storage methods to maintain viability of materials 
Dispose of discarded material 
Prepare stock according to species guidelines 
Handle budding/grafting materials and stock in a way that prevents damage 
Select budding/grafting method according to species guidelines 
Seal bud/graft is sealed according to instructions 
Affix labels and identification 
Complete records accurately and timely 
Identify, rectify or report out-of-specification process and equipment performance 
Clean tools and equipment 
Dispose of or store unused grafting material 
Collect, treat, dispose of or recycle waste generated by both the grafting and cleaning procedures 

Forms

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