Develop a tree protection program

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCARB504A, 'Develop a tree protection program'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Undertake assessment of trees on site

1.1. Relevant legislation is identified and researched.

1.2. Site is inspected.

1.3. Trees are located from site plans or working drawings to enable their identification.

1.4. Each tree in the program is assessed.

2. Provide design input

2.1. Trees are assessed for suitability for retention for the purpose of site design.

2.2. Optimal tree protection zone is determined for trees to be retained.

2.3. Design input relevant to retained trees is provided to the client or management.

3. Assess impact of development on trees

3.1. Existing plans and working drawings are interpreted.

3.2. Impact of proposed development on trees is determined.

3.3. Trees to be retained and removed are finalised and recorded.

4. Determine tree protection zones

4.1. Optimal tree protection zone is re-evaluated.

4.2. Site access and relevant logistics are assessed.

4.3. Available/actual tree protection zone is defined and recorded.

4.4. Additional remedial measures required are determined.

5. Develop protection measures and advise client

5.1. Appropriate protection measure techniques/systems to minimise impact are designed or developed.

5.2. Advice on tree removal and tree pruning is provided to client or management.

6. Document the relevant reports

6.1. An arboriculture assessment report is prepared.

6.2. Tree protection plans and guidelines are developed.

6.3. Tree management guidelines are prepared and documented.

6.4. Relevant reports, plans and guidelines are consolidated and presented to the client, management or relevant stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB504A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC50510 - Diploma of Arboriculture
  • AHC50710 - Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture