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 AHCARB505A, '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



1. Identify and gather information

1.1. A range of potential sources of information is identified.

1.2. Appropriate persons are interviewed.

1.3. Relevant information and sample documentation is gathered.

2. Audit tree works

2.1. Onsite inspection is organised.

2.2. Work is inspected in relation to relevant documentation/legislation.

2.3. The extent of work conformance to relevant documentation/legislation is determined.

2.4. All non-conformances are identified and recorded.

2.5. Extent or manner of non-conformance is assessed.

2.6. Findings and relevant field notes are documented.

3. Assess impact of non-arboricultural works

3.1. Non-arboricultural works that may impact on the tree or its environment are inspected and assessed.

3.2. Impact of non-arboricultural works of clients, contractors and stakeholders is determined.

3.3. Feedback on non-arboricultural works is provided to clients, contractors and stakeholders.

4. Provide feedback to contractors, clients and stakeholders

4.1. Feedback on findings of inspection is provided to client, contractors and/or stakeholders.

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

4.3. Prioritize ongoing management required.

5. Document inspection and feedback and/or recommendations

5.1. Audit report and non-conformance notifications are documented.

5.2. Statutory authorities are advised where required.

5.3. An ongoing management plan and/or rectification plan is documented and presented to the client or management.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB505A appears in the following qualifications:

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