Generate tree plans using computer-aided design software

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 AHCARB507, 'Generate tree plans using computer-aided design software'.
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. Confirm project and drawing requirements

1.1 Confirm project requirements for computer-aided design (CAD) drawings

1.2 Identify drawing requirements, purpose and scope and confirm with relevant project personnel

2. Create drawing template files to meet standard drawing requirements

2.1 Set up basic drawing environment

2.2 Create layering strategy as required

2.3 Create arboricultural and architectural library of standard detail and components

2.4 Create text and dimension styles

2.5 Create line types of different thicknesses to provide visual differentiation of plan elements

2.6 Create hatch patterns and types

2.7 Set up title blocks for different drawing sizes

2.8 Set up reference schedules as required

3. Create 2-D drawings

3.1 Use 2-D CAD software programs and functions to produce different types of 2-D drawings using appropriate layers as required

3.2 Import digital text and drawing files from other software applications into 2-D CAD drawings

3.3 Scan and save hard copy documents as correct file types to import into 2-D CAD drawings

4. Edit, measure and inspect drawing components

4.1 Delete or purge elements that are not required from drawings

4.2 Add notations to drawings as required

4.3 Add dimensions and scales to drawings as required

4.4 Use editing commands to modify drawing elements and text

4.5 Plot trees with precision

4.6 Differentiate visually trees to be retained, removed and transplanted

4.7 Calculate areas of tree protection zones (TPZ), encroachments and distances

4.8 Undertake quality control check of drawing

5. Print CAD drawings

5.1 Set page layout with appropriate scale and lineweights for the drawing file to suit printing requirements

5.2 Set print parameters for the printer

5.3 Print drawings on the correct media

6. Save and back up files

6.1 Create suitable file directories for the drawing project

6.2 Save drawing files for later retrieval and back up to specified drives or directories

7. Export files

7.1 Create drawing files and send to external personnel for use in different software applications

7.2 Create portable document format (PDF) files for relevant personnel to view completed drawings without using CAD software packages