Implement a tree maintenance program

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 AHCARB301A, 'Implement a tree maintenance program'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Contribute to a tree assessment

1.1. Site assessment is undertaken to identify conditions which may impact upon the health and vigour of the tree.

1.2. Stress inducing factors are identified according to published characteristics of the species.

1.3. Specimens of stressed material are collected to enable diagnosis of stress according to enterprise guidelines.

1.4. Environmental issues that could affect the health and vigour of the tree are assessed for impact on growth according to published data and species characteristics.

1.5. Information relating to the tree assessment is recorded and reported according to enterprise guidelines.

2. Prepare to undertake a treatment program

2.1. Treatment program is interpreted and confirmed with management.

2.2. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risk assessed and suitable controls implemented.

2.3. Suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected, used and maintained.

2.4. Treatment methods and equipment are selected according to published data and enterprise guidelines.

2.5. Environmental implications of undertaking the treatment program are identified, likely outcomes assessed and, if necessary, responsible action taken.

3. Undertake a treatment program

3.1. Equipment is prepared and used according to enterprise guidelines, OHS requirements and with due regard for environmental implications.

3.2. Physical and/or chemical treatments are undertaken according to treatment program specifications, OHS requirements, and with due regard for environmental implications.

3.3. Growing environment is maintained according to the needs of the species.

4. Complete treatment program activities

4.1. Infected plant material is disposed of according to enterprise hygiene guidelines.

4.2. Equipment is sterilised in accordance with enterprise hygiene guidelines.

4.3. Physical and/or chemical treatments are followed up according to treatment program specifications and/or manufacturers recommendation.

4.4. Timetables for follow up treatments are determined and communicated as per enterprise guidelines.

4.5. Records are maintained in accordance with enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens