List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.
1. Prepare for planting operations
1.1 Review work order and where required check with appropriate personnel.
1.2 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness.
1.3 Obtain and prepare planting stock in line with work order
2. Prepare for planting
2.1 Assess plant site for suitability and prepare in line with work order.
2.2 Select stock quantity from tree stock in line with production target and stock quality.
2.3 Select work methods and patterns to suit tree type, plant site and type of equipment.
2.4 Identify and resolve site or equipment hazards in line with organisational safety procedures.
3. Plant forest trees
3.1 Check planting machine operational effectiveness prior to planting and report faults if identified.
3.2 Use planting machine to plant tree stock in line with production target, manufacturerâ€™s instructions and organisational safety and risk minimisation procedures.
3.3 Identify and dispose of unsuitable tree stock in line with environmental protection practices.
3.4 Maintain and store equipment and remaining tree stock in line with organisational procedures.
A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. If a specific volume or frequency is not stated below, then evidence must be provided that the following requirements have been performed on at least one occasion:
follow work order to plant trees mechanically, according to specific work order requirements
assess the site and plant tree stock mechanically by:
checking for appropriate atmosphere, moisture content and seasonal suitability for planting
ensuring appropriate spacing and growth suitability for each tree
handling tree stock minimally
use the following tools and equipment safely and efficiently when handling tree stock:
identify and resolve the following problems when planting tree stock:
site or equipment issues:
equipment faults and malfunctions
environmental safety hazards
unsuitable planting stock affected by:
A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
typical hazards present in forest planting situations:
depressions and holes
falling or fallen branches
typical stock defects and visual characteristics:
factors to consider for planting trees and how these affect quality and characteristics of grown trees:
spacing and row positioning of seedlings
purpose, features, operation and maintenance of tree planting machines
organisational procedures specific to planting trees mechanically
workplace health and safety with particular emphasis on equipment lock-out, risk control and use of personal protective equipment
communication reporting lines.
environmental protection practices for forest settings:
cleaning plant, tools and equipment
disposing of and recycling waste
returning the environment to its original or near to original condition on completion of activity
safe manual handling techniques for operating in forest settings, specifically those for:
carrying tree stock
The following resources must be made available:
personal protective equipment suitable for planting trees
commercial quantities of tree stock for planting
work order with specific instructions for types and quantities of trees to be planted
relevant personnel for the purposes of communicating information
organisational procedures for planting trees mechanically.
Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.
hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.