Implement a tree protection 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 AHCARB309A, 'Implement a tree protection program'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine the implementation requirements of the tree protection program

1.1. Trees to be protected, reason for protection and type of protection methods are identified according to the tree protection plan and enterprise work procedures.

1.2. Any Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) controls necessary to ensure the safety of operators, the public and property throughout the tree protection program are identified and taken into account during implementation planning.

1.3. Any environmental implications of the tree protection program are assessed and taken into account during implementation planning.

1.4. Resources required to implement the tree protection program are identified from the plan, and availability confirmed with relevant personnel or suppliers.

1.5. Implementation tasks are determined, scheduled, tasks allocated, and allowance made for contingencies.

1.6. Information relating to the implementation of the tree protection program is communicated to appropriate personnel in accordance with enterprise guidelines.

2. Make site preparations

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

2.2. Location of protection areas are marked out on the site according to protection plan and specifications.

2.3. Safety barriers and signage are erected around holes, other disturbed surfaces and hazardous areas during and between work periods to ensure public and operator safety.

2.4. Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on all tools, equipment and materials with defective, faulty or out-of-standard components discarded and replaced.

3. Construct protective devices

3.1. Tools, equipment and materials appropriate to the task are used according to enterprise work procedures.

3.2. Tree protection devices are constructed and/or assembled according to tree protection plan and any needs specific to the species or individual tree.

3.3. Protection devices are installed according to enterprise work procedures and protection program.

3.4. Completed protection devices are inspected for viability and remedial action undertaken when necessary.

4. Monitor protection program

4.1. Tree health is monitored during the protection program and remedial action taken to ensure the health and vigour of the tree is maintained.

4.2. Protection devices are periodically checked for their effectiveness according to protection plan requirements.

4.3. Broken, damaged or ineffective components are reported and/or repaired according to enterprise guidelines.

4.4. Damaged trees are repaired and/or replaced according to protection plan requirements.

4.5. Protection devices are dismantled and removed according to protection plan requirements.

4.6. Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored consistent with enterprise guidelines.

4.7. Records are maintained in accordance with enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB309A appears in the following qualifications:

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