Diagnose tree diseases

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 AHCARB602, 'Diagnose tree diseases'.
Google Links
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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. Assess environmental impact

1.1 Identify the tree and determine its region of origin

1.2 Determine seasonal growth stages of the tree

1.3 Ascertain current and past cultural practices

1.4 Determine characteristics of growing environment affecting growth of specific tree species

1.5 Identify environmental and cultural factors predisposing tree to disease

1.6 Determine and assess relevant physical and chemical properties of the soil or growing media

2. Identify diseased trees

2.1 Determine impact of disease type on tree parts and systems

2.2 Use industry standard terminology to describe disease attributes in relation to tree anatomy, physiology, pathology and taxonomy

2.3 Develop a glossary of disease terminology

2.4 Consider natural defence systems of trees against major disease types

2.5 Determine disease groups according to a disease classification guide

2.6 Interpret signs and symptoms of disease to identify which trees are diseased

3. Diagnose tree disease

3.1 Record symptoms and signs of disease using accepted nomenclature

3.2 Collate samples and evidence into a reference collection

3.3 Determine disease type according to a disease classification guide

3.4 Determine identification of macro biotic disease to family level

3.5 Prepare specimens of microbiotic diseases for microscopic examination

3.6 Collect, package and dispatch specimens for specialist diagnosis or laboratory testing where required

4. Provide a prognosis

4.1 Determine the current health and energy reserves of the tree

4.2 Assess the severity and extent of the disease

4.3 Research the virulence of the disease on the specific host

4.4 Determine the phenology of the host and the disease

4.5 Research and consider the lag time of management options

4.6 Consider influences of environmental conditions on host, disease and management options

4.7 Provide an informed prognosis in writing and verbally

5. Develop, document and monitor the management program

5.1 Research management options such as Integrated Pest management (IPM) and recommend appropriate options

5.2 Develop a disease management program within IPM guidelines

5.3 Record and document tree diseases and management programs in a report

5.4 Monitor management plans and modify or refine as needed