Provide consultation in a legal framework

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 AHCARB605, 'Provide consultation in a legal framework'.
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. Analyse the legal context

1.1 Determine legislation and relevant cases applying to trees within specialist consulting areas of work

1.2 Review and analyse the relevantlegislation, statutory regulations, environmental planning instruments in state, territory and federal jurisdictions in relation to entities pertaining to trees and interactions with people, property, environment and the arboriculture industry

1.3 Apply detailed knowledge of legal and ethical standards, processes and practices, responsibilities, constraints and issues relating to own professional practice

1.4 Use common legal terms associated within the consultant’s area of practice with a clear understanding of their meaning and implications

2. Analyse precedent cases to determine advice outcomes

2.1 Analyse the jurisdiction of tree matters relevant to specific cases

2.2 Apply knowledge of relevant court systems, common law, statute law, civil law, law of torts, and precedents to strategies and management of client needs

2.3 Seek and review relevant precedents in law and published case studies

2.4 Determine appropriate statutes and supporting precedent cases

2.5 Provide arboricultural information based on the legal context

2.6 Determine alternative courses of action, and legal and non-legal consequences, and discuss with client

2.7 Provide advice within the context of statutes and precedent cases

3. Reviewing developing and applying policy knowledge

3.1 Analyse and review policy documents in light of legislation and relevant cases

3.2 Prepare policy documents based on legislation and relevant cases

3.3 Determine areas of uncertainty in policy documents

3.4 Seek appropriate legal advice

4. Prepare expert report

4.1 Developexpertise and specialisedknowledge in arboriculture

4.2 Follow statutory framework to give advice and work as an expert

4.3 Complete mandatory court requirements of specifications for content of expert reports

4.4 Record all observations and test results with precision

4.5 State assumptions underpinning policy documents

4.6 Substantiate all opinions using external authorities where possible

4.7 Prepare and provide a detailed evidentiary expert report

5. Provide expert evidence

5.1 Confirm status as independent and unbiased provider of expert evidence consistent with professional practice

5.2 Read and comply with expert witness code of conduct

5.3 Prepare for the particular jurisdiction and matter at hand

5.4 Prepare evidence based on factual data, documented observations and results and complying with the rules of evidence

5.5 Provide oral evidence and documented report as required

5.6 Assist the court impartially on matters relevant to the expert witness's area of expertise

5.7 Seek and provide clarification on areas of uncertainty