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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Manage the project design process
  2. Carry out preliminary planning activities
  3. Prepare a project plan
  4. Cost implementation works

Required Skills

Required skills

communication skills to

determine and confirm client requirements using questioning and active listening as required

negotiate financial service transactions with clients

liaise with others share information listen and understand

literacy skills to

read and interpret documentation from a variety of sources

analyse information to ensure currency accuracy and appropriateness to client needs

complete documentation accurately

research and analytical skills to access interpret and manage complex information

numeracy and IT skills to

interpret financial information and calculate client costs

use the internet to research information

use a geographic information system to interpret fire mapping products

use a spreadsheet to calculate annual emissions from fire on a project

drive an automated savannah burning methodology tool

information management skills to capture and record key project information

interpersonal skills to

establish rapport with clients

liaise with other team members and specialists

establish networks with relevant technical experts

judgement skills to

apply ethical principles to decision making in the advisory process

form suitable recommendations when advising

selfmanagement skills to comply with ethical legal and procedural requirements

organising and timemanagement skills to

sequence tasks

meet timelines and deliver agreed outcomes

arrange meetings

leadership skills to

build an effective project team

lead the team in the implementation of the project

anticipate plan and organise required materials and resources

Required knowledge

Knowledge of

Carbon Credits Carbon Farming Initiative Act and regulations particularly provisions relevant to project planning and implementation and including relevant eligible activities on the positive list

any regulatory guidance included on the Clean Energy Regulator website for the relevant methodologies

details of relevant approved CFI savanna burning feral animal and rangelands methodologies including eligibility requirements project area requirements net abatement calculation requirements monitoring reporting and auditing requirements and further information sources

dealing with multiple land interest holders eg Indigenous groups pastoralists and the Crown

carbon rights protocols for exclusive and non exclusive native title holders

consent rights for native title Crown land and mining leases

funding arrangements for assisting Indigenous communities in establishing or participating in carbon farming projects

sources of culturally relevant materials and verbal information

history cultural protocols and perspectives of indigenous stakeholders in the area

current relationships between culturally diverse groups in the area

current pricing and options for project resources tools equipment and contractors

formats for organising and presenting financial qualitative and quantitative information

public liability and legal responsibilities

personal and professional liability

duty of care

managing environmental risk

workplace health and safety

carbon accounting in the land sector including

Australias national carbon accounting framework

need for consistency of abatement calculations under the CFI with methods in the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting determination and the National Inventory Report

requirements for measuring emissions from landbased sources relevant to the methodologies

For savannah burning methodologies

detailed understanding about fire behaviour in the landscapes covered by the savanna burning methodology including how to obtain and understand the fire history of the site the effects of burning the site at various times of the year the effects of burning the sites various vegetation communities the effects of burning the site at different times of the day

how to plan and implement a large scale program of strategic fire management

Geographic Information System operation including how to operate the North Australian Fire Information website wwwfirenorthorgau

and experience in fire prevention precautions control and management in rural situations as applied in district Rural Fire services

community building and coordination in the management of implementation of fire burning projects affecting nearby towns part time farmers conservationists and local authorities

remote sensing

mapping requirements including vegetation maps monthly fire maps and seasonal fire maps

vegetation classes characteristic species and substrates

geographic information systems GIS

automated savannah burning methodology tool once it has been developed in mid

For feral animal methodologies

aerial survey and data recording

geographic information systems GIS

relevant animal welfare standards

feral animal population dynamics and ecology in the project area

relevant licences permits and legislation regarding feral animal control

population dynamics and ecology for the relevant feral animals in the project area

For rangelands methodologies geographic information systems GIS

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the ability to

manage the project design process

plan the implementation of a savannah burning feral animal or rangelands project

prepare a project plan

identify resources for a program of works

cost implementation of the project

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must be undertaken in the context of the Carbon Farming Initiative

Assessment resources must be developed to determine the candidates depth and breadth of knowledge of approved savannah burning feral animal and rangelands methodologies and the knowledge required to plan their implementation as well as their ability to provide accurate and uptodate information to others in a professional manner

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge The following examples are appropriate for this unit

observing processes and procedures in workplaces

oral or written questioning on required knowledge and skills

evaluating workplace documents and samples of work

simulated projects scenarios or case studies

obtaining and validating third party references and reports

Guidance information for assessment

Assessment with other units relevant to the job role is recommended

The unit of competency can be assessed in the workplace or a simulated workplace environment

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Seasonal factors and impacts include:

material handling

rainfall requirements

machinery use

fire hazards

growing conditions

establishment period

Design brief includes:

a brief that outlines project objectives, outcomes, scope, constraints and assumptions, dependencies, design options and preferred option, business case, success indicators, project approach and governance arrangements (including compliance requirements with the standards of the applicable auditor)

Positive list includes:

a register, contained in the CFI regulations, of abatement activities, that are eligible to earn carbon credits under the CFI