Apply a range of treatments to trees

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCARB201, 'Apply a range of treatments to trees'.
Google Links
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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. Prepare to apply tree treatments

1.1 Locate trees on streets using maps

1.2 Recognise trees requiring treatment

1.3 Identify site hazards, assess risks and report to supervisor

1.4 Confirm work zone with work crew and monitor site

1.5 Select and use personal protective equipment

1.6 Select, prepare, and carry out pre-operational and safety checks, on tools and equipment

1.7 Confirm first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

1.8 Communicate with work team during operations using voice, hand and whistle signals

1.9 Read packaging labels to maintain awareness of work hazards

1.10 Clean or sterilise tools and equipment to avoid disease transfer and biosecurity issues

1.11 Record and implement work health, safety, site, environmental and traffic control measures

2. Modify environment to maintain health and vigour of tree

2.1 Remove competing plants to ensure maintenance of adequate space, light, water and nutrient requirements of tree

2.2 Apply nutrient additives at specified rates and locations

2.3 Ameliorate soil structure in relation to aeration and drainage

2.4 Ameliorate soil condition with plant-based mulch application

2.5 Determine benefit and limits of decompaction methods

3. Apply chemical treatment

3.1 Calibrate application equipment

3.2 Apply treatment with due regard for environmental implications

3.3 Apply chemicals under supervision

4. Complete treatment operations

4.1 Maintain awareness of effect on environment of own work practices

4.2 Clean and store personal protective equipment

4.3 Clear and clean site

4.4 Report applications and treatments and update work records