Select and use agricultural technology

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 AHCAGB507, 'Select and use agricultural technology'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Select and use agricultural 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

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Evaluate the need for agricultural technology

1.1 Identify and evaluate organisational tasks and processes that could be supported by technology applications

1.2 Assess opportunities and limitations for operational improvements that may result from adopting specific technology applications

1.3 Evaluate equipment, tool and resource requirements and select the most appropriate options

1.4 Evaluate the cost-benefit of using technology

1.5 Seek independent technical advice and sources of information as required

1.6 Develop a plan to incorporate the use of technology to improve operational efficiency, productivity and sustainability

2. Implement technology to manage production

2.1 Record, analyse and manage production data using technology

2.2 Develop treatment strategies or input requirements using technology

2.3 Collect, store and analyse data across the land based business using technology

2.4 Research information resources, report and communicate production management using technology

2.5 Integrate the use of technology to improve operational efficiency, production, profitability and sustainability

3. Evaluate the use of technology

3.1 Develop and review strategies to ensure the use of technology is cost effective and consistent with operational goals

3.2 Assess the need for additional training and support

3.3 Develop strategies to address barriers to the effective use of technology when necessary

3.4 Evaluate the impact of technology use on production levels, input costs and the cash flow budget

3.5 Develop strategies for monitoring, evaluating and incorporating future developments in technology