Dismantle trees

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 AHCARB305, 'Dismantle trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Dismantle trees' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 for tree removal

1.1 Determine access to site and gain approval by owner or site management

1.2 Confirm site preparations, including notification of local residents and authorities where necessary

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 Protect, relocate and secure assets, property and vegetation related to work zone activities from potential damage during tree removal

1.6 Inspect trees to determine dimensions, appropriate removal methods and to confirm appropriateness of selected risk controls

1.7 Determine drop zone and communicate to all personnel

1.8 Confirm first aid, rescue personnel, equipment and procedures applicable to tree work

1.9 Carry out pre-operational and safety checks on tools, equipment and machinery

1.10 Select and use personal protective equipment

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

2. Implement dismantling of trees

2.1 Communicate with work team during operations, as required, verbally, using hand signals and whistles

2.2 Calculate mass of tree section, balance of load and confirm mass does not exceed safe working limit of equipment

2.3 Use dismantling techniques to ensure branches and trunk sections fall or are lowered safely into determined drop zone, with no damage to property and equipment or injury to personnel

2.4 Use and control friction devices as required

2.5 Dismantle branches and trunk sections using the 'cut and drop' method, and cut and lower by ropes and other lowering devices

2.6 Use directional felling techniques to ensure trunk of dismantled tree falls safely into determined drop zone with no damage to property and equipment or injury to personnel

2.7 Use and control elevated work platforms as required

3. Complete tree removal

3.1 Reduce dismantled tree sections to manoeuvrable lengths

3.2 Remove plant material and debris from site

3.3 Clean and check tools, equipment and machinery, and store

3.4 lean and store personal protective equipment

3.5 Record completion of tree removal and report to owner or site manager