Inspect trees for access and work

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 AHCARB302, 'Inspect trees for access and work'.
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. Prepare tree inspection requirements

1.1 Prepare forms for recording inspection

1.2 Determine the scope of tree works required in consultation with client and in accordance with stakeholder needs and local regulations

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

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

1.5 Confirm first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

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

1.7 Select and use personal protective equipment

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

2. Inspect tree

2.1 Record tree type, location and dimensions

2.2 Inspect tree for tree access and tree work methods

2.3 Inspect branches for health, vitality and integrity of attachment

2.4 Inspect tree structure for defects, signs and symptoms of disease, insects and other fauna

3. Determine method of access and work method

3.1 Record findings on hazard identification form

3.2 Undertake load testing, probe cavities and test hollows by sounding if required

3.3 Record result when tree condition requires modified tree access or work method

3.4 Select appropriate method of access and tree work method

3.5 Assess risk of selected method of access and tree work method

3.6 Conduct meeting to communicate and confirm selected method of access and tree work method

3.7 Record work site confirmation of method of access, work method and appropriate risk controls

4. Record result and advise client

4.1 Record result when tree access or tree work method is inappropriate

4.2 Advise client and stakeholders of requirements for further advice or testing

4.3 Seek further advice from consulting arborist or access specialist

4.4 Complete inspection form and submit to client and stakeholders