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 AHCAGB506, 'Manage application technology'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Manage application technology' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Analyse application requirements
1.1 Determine goals for application of agents following a review of enterprise production plans and in consultation with land manager
1.2 Access and review records of previous nutrition, pest, weed and disease management including the application of any agents
1.3 Access and review relevant climate, environmental and geographic data from available information systems and sources
1.4 Access and review yield monitoring data including yield variability
1.5 Access and review relevant soil, plant and water information from tests and records
2. Develop an application plan
2.1 Identify performance targets and indicators in the plan
2.2 Select appropriate agent/s, including adjuvants, method of application and equipment based on site analysis, recommendations, production requirements, environmental conditions and manufacturerâ€™s specifications
2.3 Select spray nozzles to achieve the optimum droplet size with minimal variation and deliver the appropriate liquid flow rate for the selected agent in the desired spray distribution pattern
2.4 Determine and monitor measures to control factors influencing the level of spray drift
2.5 Determine procedures to ensure compliance with the range of appropriate federal, state and local government legislation and regulations
2.6 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement appropriate controls
2.7 Determine environmental impacts of application and implement appropriate clean up strategies to the area
2.8 Determine scheduling for applications taking the range of seasonal, geographic and resourcing factors into consideration
2.9 Determine the type, format, frequency and detail of record keeping required by legislation and undertaken by manager(s) and operators
3. Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the application plan
3.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of the application at key points and make adjustments as necessary
3.2 Monitor and assess environmental impacts and work health and safety hazards relating to application strategies throughout the implementation process
3.3 Make modifications to the plan as and when necessary for environmental, work health and safety, resourcing or effectiveness reasons
3.4 Analyse data, observations and documentation from the implementation of the application plan against the plan according to enterprise guidelines
3.5 Prepare recommendations for future strategies based on the analysis of the data
3.6 Record details of the implementation including information on any difficulties or issues faced, technical details, environmental and work health and safety impacts, recommendation for future action, results, costs and any available data analysis