Select and implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) for sustainable agricultural systems

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 AHCAGB509, 'Select and implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) for sustainable agricultural systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Select and implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) for sustainable agricultural systems' 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. Select a GIS to incorporate into the land based business

1.1 Identify appropriate GIS management software appropriate to a land based business requirement

1.2 Identify the purpose and business requirements of the GIS for developing a sustainable land management system

1.3 Collect enterprise and land use management data requirements from all sources of information and enter into the software program

1.4 Identify and assess opportunities and limitations for operational improvements that may result from adopting GIS

1.5 Identify potential cost savings benefits as a result of using GIS and adjust enterprise production budgets

1.6 Develop a plan to incorporate the use of a GIS into the land based business to improve operational efficiency, profitability and sustainability

2. Implement GIS into the land based business

2.1 Identify appropriate training requirements for personnel to optimise the efficient use of machinery and technology

2.2 Select required machinery and technology to incorporate into production operation

2.3 Complete work operations to minimise environmental impacts by improving soil profile and productivity

2.4 Identify and implement corrective action as a result of precise measurement data provided by satellite imagery

3. Review production data using GIS

3.1 Review enterprise operations regularly to identify opportunities for improvements in sustainable production systems using GIS

3.2 Monitor and assess impact of natural conditions on enterprise to maximise sustainability of land-based business

3.3 Review production data to identify increases in productivity and reduced input costs

3.4 Review monitoring procedures and recorded operating costs against production cash flow budget