Plan and monitor production processes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCAGB503A, 'Plan and monitor production processes'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine production process requirements

1.1. Information regarding the characteristics of products being grown or refined/manufactured and their respective market requirements is accessed.

1.2. Characteristics of the land under production and the quality and amount of existing infrastructure are confirmed from colleagues and other planning processes.

1.3. Historical data, including recent data from organisational records is identified and accessed for input to production planning.

1.4. Information regarding other organisational planning processes and potential for improvements or innovations is collected and used to inform production planning.

1.5. Requirements of the organisation are taken into consideration during analysis.

1.6. Production processes required to efficiently achieve the targeted production requirements in line with organisational policies are identified and compared with those that currently exist.

1.7. Details regarding production planning are used as input to other organisational planning processes.

2. Determine monitoring requirements and systems

2.1. Production targets for each enterprise and each product, crop, herd, or flock are established from the range of organisational management and strategic plans.

2.2. Scheduling for production processes is determined taking varying organisational factors into consideration.

2.3. Environmental and waste management controls are established and specifically included in the production plan.

2.4. Monitoring points and performance indicators for the production process are established using target, environmental management and scheduling information.

2.5. Prepared risk management strategies are put into place and acted upon when necessary.

2.6. A plan is prepared that documents the decisions taken, the assessments made, the targets established, and any specific issues that relate to environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) risks.

3. Monitor/evaluate effectiveness of production processes

3.1. Checks are made to ensure that the performance indicators, targets, and specifications are being met and amendments to the process are made where necessary.

3.2. The effectiveness of the production processes is evaluated at key points and adjustments are made as necessary.

3.3. Environmental impacts and OHS hazards relating to production processes are identified, monitored and assessed throughout the production cycle.

3.4. Modifications are made to the production process when made necessary by shifting priorities and results.

3.5. Data, observations and documentation from the production process are analysed against the plan according to organisation guidelines.

4. Record and manage information

4.1. Recommendations for future plans are prepared based on the analysis of the data.

4.2. A report is prepared that documents the plans implementation according to the organisations requirements and guidelines.

4.3. Records and documentation are created, maintained and kept as described in the production plan, the OHS requirements, and machinery and equipment management programs.

4.4. The recordkeeping system that is used ensures that required information is available, accessible, meaningful and useful.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCAGB503A appears in the following qualifications: