Document and audit tree work

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 AHCARB505, 'Document and audit tree work'.
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. Identify and gather information

1.1 Identify audit objectives, scope and focus

1.2 Identify target operations and documentation

1.3 Determine audit process and sampling technique

1.4 Determine frequency and random timing of audit event

1.5 Prepare audit documentation

1.6 Conduct pre-audit communications with client and relevant stakeholders

1.7 Gather relevant information, sample documentation, codes of practice and Australian Standards

2. Audit tree works

2.1 Organise on-site inspections to conduct the audit process

2.2 Audit the specific tree works operation being undertaken

2.3 Audit any pruning, removal, transplanting, planting, tree protection techniques and arboricultural practices being undertaken

2.4 Inspect and assess arboricultural works that may impact on tree physiology, anatomy, pathology and environment

2.5 Audit works in relation to relevant documentation and legislation

2.6 Determine the extent of work with conformance to relevant documentation and legislation

2.7 Identify and record non-conformance

2.8 Assess extent and manner of non-conformance

2.9 Document findings and relevant field notes

3. Assess impact of non-arboricultural works

3.1 Inspect and assess non-arboricultural works that may impact on the tree or its environment

3.2 Determine impact of non-arboricultural works of clients, contractors and stakeholders

3.3 Provide feedback on non-arboricultural works to clients, contractors and stakeholders

4. Provide feedback to contractors, clients and stakeholders

4.1 Provide feedback on the findings of the inspections to clients, contractors and stakeholders

4.2 Provide advice for improvement, rectification and management of non-conformances

4.3 Prioritise required ongoing management

5. Document and present audit report, notifications and plans

5.1 Document audit report and non-conformance notifications

5.2 Advise statutory authorities where required

5.3 Document an ongoing management plan specifying the tree management techniques and practices required to address the audit findings

5.4 Document a rectification plan specifying the required rectifications of non-conformances

5.5 Present reports and plans to client and relevant stakeholders