Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

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 AHCARB210, 'Work effectively in the arboriculture industry'.
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. Apply knowledge of the arboriculture industry

1.1 Identify key industry sectors and occupations in arboriculture industry

1.2 Recognise and use tools and equipment common in arboriculture industry

1.3 Recognise and use common names for trees common in the area and their physiology and growth habits

1.4 Recognise and locate trees on streets using maps

1.5 Describe arboriculture-specific risks

1.6 Describe plant attributes, specific handling and growth requirements of trees

1.7 Recognise the benefits of trees and values of those benefits

1.8 Recognise risk of harm to self and others from dust, toxic plant parts, fungi, insects, animals and other substances

2. Manage own work

2.1 Interpret written or verbal work instructions and clarify inconsistencies with supervisor

2.2 Identify deadlines and plan priorities with supervisor

2.3 Report variations and difficulties to supervisor

2.4 Undertake own work, responsibilities and duties

2.5 Apply work health and safety requirements in the context of own work

2.6 Work within team and work environment in accordance with low risk work practices

2.7 Follow organisation’s workplace procedures, site standards and requirements

2.8 Demonstrate a positive attitude to cooperation within workplace

2.9 Identify practices relating to sustainability, hygiene and biosecurity relevant to own work

3. Plan and prepare for work

3.1 Identify workplace hazards and report to supervisor

3.2 Select, wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) suitable for work locations and conditions

3.3 Select PPE appropriate to noise levels

3.4 Prepare tools and equipment prior to use and check for faults

3.5 Use low risk operating procedures for a variety of equipment and tools in arboriculture

3.6 Implement requirements and issues with working in various weather conditions

3.7 Tag defective equipment and report faults to supervisor

3.8 Check tools and equipment for bluntness and sharpen if required

3.9 Check guards are fitted, securely attached and functioning where applicable

4. Carry out work activities

4.1 Move equipment and materials safely using appropriate manual handling methods

4.2 Carry out basic mechanical fault finding and basic tests on machinery and equipment

4.3 Test safety and emergency shutoff devices

4.4 Work safely around power sources, services and assets

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

4.6 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

4.7 Assist with traffic management around worksite

4.8 Assist in emergency and rescue situations

4.9 Confirm first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

4.10 Manage ropes and other objects in the work zone

4.11 Monitor the movement and whereabouts of other workers

4.12 Maintain and monitor safety and security of equipment while onsite

Complete work activities

5.1 Recycle or dispose of waste materials

5.2 Clean and store tools and equipment and carry out basic servicing where required

5.3 Clean vehicles where required

5.4 Maintain workplace records