Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

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 AHCARB311, 'Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots'.
Google Links
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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. Assist in preparation of work site

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

1.2 Confirm first aid and emergency equipment and procedures applicable to tree work

1.3 Carry out pre-operational and safety checks on ropes and equipment

1.4 Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment

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

2. Tie, dress and set arborist knots

2.1 Communicate with work team during operations using voice, hand and whistle signals

2.2 Determine work application for knot for ground-based, aerial, rigging and climbing work tasks

2.3 Determine appropriate knot for locking and non-locking attributes, strength, impact on rope strength, loosening and slippage

2.4 Determine loss of rope strength in using selected knot

2.5 Determine appropriate rope for knot application

2.6 Determine requirements for secondary knots and stopper knots

2.7 Tie rope to form intended knot

2.8 Leave appropriate tail length approximately five times diameter of rope

2.9 Dress knot to align all parts of knot

2.10 Adjust knot to appropriate proportions

2.11 Set knot to ‘tighten and load’ knot prior to use

2.12 Finish knot with selected stopper knot, tucked tail or suitable tail length

3. Inspect and use knot

3.1 Inspect completed knot

3.2 Check knot for correctness of assembly

3.3 Confirm knot for correct work application

3.4 Maintain effective communication with work team

3.5 Install and use knot in work application

3.6 Untie knot at completion of work task

4. Complete knot operations

4.1 Clean and check ropes

4.2 Report and tag faulty or worn ropes

4.3 Clean and store personal protective equipment