Plan production for the whole business

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 AHCAGB504, 'Plan production for the whole business'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Review and confirm the organisations business goals and vision

1.1 Compare the organisation’s business goals and vision against actual business activities

1.2 Compare the values and community expectations of the organisation against actual business activities

1.3 Review the organisation’s operating environment to identify potential opportunities and threats

1.4 Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation to identify potential areas for development

1.5 Access and discuss information on available innovations for use in the organisation with colleagues

1.6 Document the organisation’s goals and vision

2. Prepare human resource development plans

2.1 Identify personal values, attributes and skills of the management team

2.2 Identify specific areas of expertise in the business

2.3 Assign specific areas of responsibility based on identified skills and attributes

2.4 Discuss and establish succession planning with management team

2.5 Identify skill development and training requirements

2.6 Obtain commitment to ongoing skill development from the management team

2.7 Establish communication strategies and develop a collaborative environment

3. Prepare a plan to manage land use

3.1 Survey land to identify natural resources, soil characteristics, water resources, and cultural heritage values of the property

3.2 Determine land use capacities from land condition tests and history of yields

3.3 Determine land use for individual paddocks based on land use capacities, products being produced, and the organisations goals and vision

3.4 Develop a plan to improve the management and use of land on the property, based on property resources and the organisation’s goals and vision, and incorporate into the production plan

3.5 Develop organisational policy in relation to the environmental management of the land based on land use, prevalent pests and diseases, and the organisation’s goals and vision

4. Plan production processes

4.1 Obtain production information for product under consideration

4.2 Confirm characteristics of the land under production and the quality of existing infrastructure

4.3 Obtain recent and historical data from organisational records for input to production planning

4.4 Collect and use information about organisational planning processes and potential for improvements or innovations to inform production planning

4.5 Identify production processes required to achieve the targeted production and compare with those that currently exist

4.6 Use production planning information as input to other organisational planning processes

5. Develop financial goals and risk management strategies

5.1 Identify the key financial performance indicators of each enterprise in the business from analysis of cash flow, profitability and net worth

5.2 Assess the financial performance of each enterprise in the business from analysis of key financial performance indicators and their impacts on business performance

5.3 Identify financial goals for each enterprise in the business from financial performance assessment and the organisation’s goals and vision

5.4 Identify areas of risk in the organisation from analysis of the operating environment, production strategies, work health and safety records and staff skills

5.5 Identify and implement risk management strategies

6. Prepare and communicate the organisations vision, goals and plan

6.1 Integrate the organisation’s goals and vision, human resource development, land-use, production and financial plans to reflect the decisions taken in each area

6.2 Articulate the organisation’s goals, vision and plans to relevant staff

6.3 Establish a program to regularly review the organisations vision, goals and plans