Conduct tree inspections

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 AHCARB302A, 'Conduct tree inspections'.
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



1. Prepare tree inspection requirements

1.1. Scope of inspection is identified in line with client-stakeholder needs and local regulations.

1.2. All requirements for inspection are identified and prepared.

1.3. Methods and forms for recording inspection are planned and available for use.

1.4. Equipment for tree inspection and personal protection is checked, appropriate for the tree and site conditions and prepared for use.

1.5. Traffic management requirements are documented and implemented where required.

1.6. Environmental conditions are evaluated in relation to relevant legislation and/or regulations.

2. Inspect the tree

2.1. Site specific hazards are documented in appropriate risk control forms.

2.2. Trees are inspected to determine the type, location, condition and hazard status.

2.3. Trees are visually inspected for structural damage, defects, signs of disease and fauna.

2.4. Branches are examined for vitality and integrity of attachment.

2.5. Tree hazards identified and recorded in the inspection form.

2.6. Scope of work is determined.

2.7. Methods of work are selected and tests may be conducted to confirm selections.

2.8. Method of treatment of risk is selected and controls applied.

2.9. Toolbox meeting record confirms work team agreement and understanding of the work methods selected.

3. Record findings and advise client

3.1. Site details, site and tree hazards, and risk controls are recorded in the inspection form.

3.2. Trees identified as hazardous are recorded.

3.3. Appropriate remedial action is recommended.

3.4. Forms for recording inspection are completed and client-stakeholder is advised.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB302A appears in the following qualifications:

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