Develop a whole farm plan

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCAGB505A, 'Develop a whole farm plan'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine directions for the business

1.1. Long-term directions and purposes of the business are established through identification and analysis of the values, expectations and personal goals of the people involved.

1.2. Business and personal Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) are identified.

1.3. Strategies to address the SWOT are developed consistent with the business vision.

2. Audit the natural resources and infrastructure of the property

2.1. Physical characteristics of the soil resource are identified and recorded.

2.2. Soil map of property is drawn and land classes are recorded using classification terminology.

2.3. Land capability is determined and land management options for each land class identified.

2.4. Natural property features and infrastructure are shown on property map.

2.5. Areas at risk of soil degradation are identified.

2.6. Native vegetation is classified and condition is assessed.

2.7. Endangered species are identified as appropriate.

2.8. Other natural resource issues are identified as appropriate to the property.

2.9. Infrastructure is marked to assist with maintenance and planning.

3. Monitor legal requirements impacting on the management of the property

3.1. Current knowledge of relevant Acts and regulations impacting on the property is maintained.

3.2. Legal requirements are addressed through management plans.

4. Develop management strategies to address natural resource management issues

4.1. Property improvement plans to assist natural resource management are developed, costed and prioritised.

4.2. Plans to repair land degradation are developed.

4.3. Strategies to address water supply and water management, vegetation and revegetation management, and wildlife management are prepared as appropriate to the property.

4.4. Strategies for weed and pest management are developed.

4.5. Plans to address fire risk/fire management are developed as appropriate.

5. Review whole farm plan

5.1. Plans are reviewed and revised to meet changing circumstances.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCAGB505A appears in the following qualifications: