Implement a tree maintenance program

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 AHCARB301, 'Implement a tree maintenance program'.
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. Undertake site assessments and collect specimens

1.1 Determine location of above-and-below-ground services

1.2 Undertake a site-specific risk assessment by identifying work health and safety hazards and assessing risk

1.3 Perform site assessment to identify conditions which may impact upon the health of trees on site

1.4 Recognise stress inducing factors in accordance with characteristics of species

1.5 Recognise a wide range of common diseases, pests and nutritional deficiencies in trees

1.6 Recognise abiotic issues affecting health of trees

1.7 Collect specimens of stressed material for testing

1.8 Record and report results of site assessment and tests

1.9 Research health characteristics of tree species

2. Prepare treatment program

2.1 Access and read treatment program and confirm activities with management

2.2 Select appropriate treatment methods

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

2.4 Select and use personal protective equipment

2.5 Identify environmental implications of undertaking treatment program, assess likely outcomes and take appropriate action

2.6 Determine annual maintenance requirements for trees

2.7 Contribute to preparing a comprehensive full-year maintenance program

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

3. Undertake treatment program

3.1 Prepare and use treatment equipment

3.2 Apply physical or chemical treatments with due regard for environmental implications

3.3 Maintain growing environment in accordance with species needs

3.4 Monitor and review maintenance program over the course of a season of one year

4. Complete treatment program activities

4.1 Dispose of infected plant material and chemical waste appropriately

4.2 Sterilise equipment

4.3 Clean and store personal protective equipment

4.4 Follow up physical or chemical treatments to ensure effectiveness

4.5 Determine timetables for follow up treatments and communicate them to work team

4.6 Maintain records and document the report for that year