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. Identify tree measuring requirements
1.1 Interpret and check work order, as required with appropriate personnel
1.2 Select tools appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations
1.3 Establish and maintain communication with colleagues and others in line with WHS requirements..
2. Measure and record tree measurements and abnormalities
2.1 Undertake work by using established safe operating practices in line with site procedures and environmental requirements
2.2 Select, use and maintain suitable personal protective equipment and clothing
2.3 Identify site environmental concerns in line with relevant regulations and workplace requirements
2.4 Identify from the work order the forest area to be worked within and locate on the ground
2.5 Obtain, check and record accurately tree measurements in the appropriate style and format in line with organisational and environmental requirements
2.6 Identify, assess and record tree abnormalities in line with workplace 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:
on native or plantation trees, carry out tree measuring procedures without causing damage to tree, environment, equipment or personnel and including:
calculating stand height in line with sampling technique
measuring log volume and length
diameter and girth (over or under bark at breast height or ground level)
classifying stem form or crown class
identify and follow applicable commonwealth, state or territory legislative and regulatory requirements and codes of practice relevant to measuring trees
identify tree form and abnormalities, including:
use and maintain appropriate measuring tools including:
locate forest or plot area from map or plan
communicate effectively and work safely with others
A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
tree measuring techniques, including relevant mathematical calculations and basic trigonometry including:
tolerances, allowances, calibration requirements and special procedures
tree diameter and girth (over or under bark at breast height or ground level)
organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for measuring trees
environmental risks and hazards
species and characteristics of vegetation to be measured, including plantation and native forest trees
tree abnormalities including:
types of measuring tools, and procedures for their safe use and maintenance, including:
established communication channels and protocols
problem identification and resolution strategies, and common fault finding techniques
procedures for recording and reporting workplace information
The following resources must be made available:
workplace location or simulated workplace that includes plantation or native forest trees
materials and equipment relevant to undertaking work applicable to this unit including:
specifications and work instructions
relevant personnel for the purposes of communicating information
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