Recognise trees

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 AHCARB208, 'Recognise trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Examine tree features

1.1 Locate trees on streets using maps

1.2 Examine and record form, structures and local environment of tree

1.3 Examine and record shape, colour and size of leaves

1.4 Examine and record features of buds, branches and bark

1.5 Examine and record flower type, colour and shape

1.6 Examine and record features of fruit if present

1.7 Use all relevant available senses to assist in tree recognition

2. Examine tree condition

2.1 Examine tree for general condition

2.2 Observe signs and symptoms of diseases, pests and problems that assist in recognition of tree

2.3 Record condition of tree and signs and symptoms of diseases, pests and problems on hazard identification form and report to supervisor

3. Recognise tree

3.1 Use field guides and photographs to assist in tree recognition

3.2 Recognise tree using common name and botanical name where possible

3.3 Request confirmation of tree recognition from work team in common and botanical names as required

4. Recognise tree benefits

4.1 Examine tree for existing habitat use and food source supply

4.2 Recognise environmental benefits provided by tree in current location

4.3 Recognise value of benefits to the client and community

5. Report on results

5.1 Record tree features and observations of tree recognition process

5.2 Note key features observed in the process of tree recognition

5.3 Inform client or organisation as required