Identify trees

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 AHCARB313, 'Identify trees'.
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. Inspect tree features

1.1 Inspect the form, structures and local environment of tree

1.2 Examine and describe tree morphology in botanical terms

1.3 Describe leaf morphology for shape, colour and size

1.4 Examine and record features of buds, petiole, branchlets, branches and bark

1.5 Examine and record flower characteristics

1.6 Examine and record fruit type and characteristics

1.7 Use all relevant available senses to assist in tree identification

1.8 Record useful and key identifying attributes of tree parts

2. Inspect tree condition

2.1 Inspect tree canopy and structures for general health and condition

2.2 Use observations to recognise signs and symptoms of diseases, pests or deficiencies that assist in identification of tree

2.3 Record relevant data and identify tree where possible at this stage

3. Identify tree

3.1 Compare tree samples to images to recognise genus and species where possible

3.2 Select and use research, reference materials and field guides to define closer identification

3.3 Use taxonomic keys to analyse specific characteristics of tree to identify species and cultivar where possible

4. Identify tree benefits

4.1 Examine tree for existing habitat use and food source supply

4.2 Identify environmental benefits provided by tree in current location

4.3 Rate performance of tree in its current condition in terms of environmental and social benefits

4.4 Identify and describe value of benefits to the client and community

5. Report on results

5.1 Record identification achieved

5.2 Highlight key identifying features observed in the process

5.3 Inform the client or organisation of the results of the identification process