Assessor Resource

AHCSDP404
Supervise seed crop harvesting

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: October 2018


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise seed crop harvesting. It applies to workers on properties where commercial seed production is undertaken.

It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

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 for harvesting

1.1 Assess cropmaturity and quality for harvesting

1.2 Inspect harvesting machinery for seed contaminants and ensure machinery clean downs have been done

1.3 Obtain machinery licences or permits as required

1.4 Assess insurance requirements and plan and implement risk management strategies as required

2. Determine harvest strategy

2.1 Assess crop maturity to determine best time to harvest

2.2 Determine resource requirements based on estimated crop size

2.3 Organise labour and equipment to carry out harvesting operations

2.4 Determine fire prevention and control requirements

3. Coordinate the harvest strategy

3.1 Ensure effective communication strategies for smooth workflow and personnel safety

3.2 Implement and adjust harvesting operations according to weather, equipment and staff requirements

3.3 Coordinate equipment operations for maximum efficiency and monitor for performance effectiveness

3.4 Identify and control existing and potential hazards

4. Complete harvest operation

4.1 Locate storage resources for efficient operations and identify strategies for drying grain if necessary

4.2 Monitor quality of grain for moisture content according to grain classification standards

4.3 Evaluate harvesting operations and outcomes against harvest strategy

4.4 Document relevant information for analysis and effective planning

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:

arrange storage and delivery requirements

assess crop maturity and quality in readiness for harvesting

establish strategies, procedures and controls for crop harvesting, including fire prevention and control plans

estimate crop yields

maintain budgetary controls

negotiate and arrange contracts and agreements

segregate grain for quality and monitor for moisture content

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices of seed crop harvesting

crop maturity and yield potential

crop measurement techniques and parameters

environmental controls and codes of practice applicable to harvesting operations

functions and limitations of harvesting equipment

grain or seed quality

hygiene requirements for certified seed

location and relative skills and abilities of available contractors

market information and sources

relevant legislation, codes of practice and enterprise requirements for work health and safety, contractor engagement, environment and pesticides

supervisor responsibilities in managing the safety of a workplace

weather conditions which may affect the harvest

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 for harvesting

1.1 Assess cropmaturity and quality for harvesting

1.2 Inspect harvesting machinery for seed contaminants and ensure machinery clean downs have been done

1.3 Obtain machinery licences or permits as required

1.4 Assess insurance requirements and plan and implement risk management strategies as required

2. Determine harvest strategy

2.1 Assess crop maturity to determine best time to harvest

2.2 Determine resource requirements based on estimated crop size

2.3 Organise labour and equipment to carry out harvesting operations

2.4 Determine fire prevention and control requirements

3. Coordinate the harvest strategy

3.1 Ensure effective communication strategies for smooth workflow and personnel safety

3.2 Implement and adjust harvesting operations according to weather, equipment and staff requirements

3.3 Coordinate equipment operations for maximum efficiency and monitor for performance effectiveness

3.4 Identify and control existing and potential hazards

4. Complete harvest operation

4.1 Locate storage resources for efficient operations and identify strategies for drying grain if necessary

4.2 Monitor quality of grain for moisture content according to grain classification standards

4.3 Evaluate harvesting operations and outcomes against harvest strategy

4.4 Document relevant information for analysis and effective planning

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:

arrange storage and delivery requirements

assess crop maturity and quality in readiness for harvesting

establish strategies, procedures and controls for crop harvesting, including fire prevention and control plans

estimate crop yields

maintain budgetary controls

negotiate and arrange contracts and agreements

segregate grain for quality and monitor for moisture content

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

principles and practices of seed crop harvesting

crop maturity and yield potential

crop measurement techniques and parameters

environmental controls and codes of practice applicable to harvesting operations

functions and limitations of harvesting equipment

grain or seed quality

hygiene requirements for certified seed

location and relative skills and abilities of available contractors

market information and sources

relevant legislation, codes of practice and enterprise requirements for work health and safety, contractor engagement, environment and pesticides

supervisor responsibilities in managing the safety of a workplace

weather conditions which may affect the harvest

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
Assess cropmaturity and quality for harvesting 
Inspect harvesting machinery for seed contaminants and ensure machinery clean downs have been done 
Obtain machinery licences or permits as required 
Assess insurance requirements and plan and implement risk management strategies as required 
Assess crop maturity to determine best time to harvest 
Determine resource requirements based on estimated crop size 
Organise labour and equipment to carry out harvesting operations 
Determine fire prevention and control requirements 
Ensure effective communication strategies for smooth workflow and personnel safety 
Implement and adjust harvesting operations according to weather, equipment and staff requirements 
Coordinate equipment operations for maximum efficiency and monitor for performance effectiveness 
Identify and control existing and potential hazards 
Locate storage resources for efficient operations and identify strategies for drying grain if necessary 
Monitor quality of grain for moisture content according to grain classification standards 
Evaluate harvesting operations and outcomes against harvest strategy 
Document relevant information for analysis and effective planning 

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