Fell small trees

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 AHCARB202A, 'Fell small trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Fell small trees' 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



1. Identify tree felling requirements

1.1. Instructions for tree felling operations are received and clarified with supervisor prior to work being undertaken.

1.2. Topography and site conditions are assessed and factors influencing the natural direction of fall are identified and confirmed with supervisor.

1.3. Tree is visually assessed and factors influencing the tree felling operation are identified and confirmed with supervisor.

1.4. Natural direction of fall, safe fall zone and exclusion zone are determined and confirmed with supervisor.

1.5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with felling operation are identified, risks assessed and reported to the supervisor.

2. Prepare for tree felling

2.1. Felling equipment and component options that are appropriate to the task being undertaken are selected and prepared.

2.2. Appropriate support tools are prepared, transported and placed to minimise felling delays.

2.3. Suitable safety equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are selected, checked, used, maintained and stored.

2.4. Fall zone is cleared of obstacles and articles which may be damaged by felled tree.

2.5. Clear escape route is established appropriate to the site and according to recognised guidelines.

3. Fell tree

3.1. Location of other personnel is noted and monitored.

3.2. Standard tree felling techniques are determined by ground conditions and state of canopy.

3.3. Corrective action is taken in response to changing conditions or problems encountered.

3.4. Planned escape route is used when tree starts to fall.

3.5. Fall of tree and movement on ground are monitored until felled tree is stable.

3.6. Safe working practices are employed according to OHS requirements.

4. Complete tree felling operation

4.1. Appropriate method of clearing the site of felled tree is determined.

4.2. Machinery required for removal of felled tree is selected and used according to manufacturer's specifications and OHS requirements.

4.3. Fall site is cleared of tree and all tree debris.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture