Develop an operational tree management plan

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
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 AHCARB606, 'Develop an operational tree management plan'.
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. Determine strategic context

1.1 Determine the specific operational area for management plan

1.2 Determine the objectives, performance targets and intended outcomes of the management plan

1.3 Source policy from tree policy documentation

1.4 Determine the geographical area and other limits of plan

1.5 Determine the history and cultural heritage of the area covered by the plan

2. Determine legislative framework

2.1 Determine land use of the area

2.2 Determine the relevant state and local government acts, zoning and planning controls, development and planning laws noting requirements for disability discrimination and companion animals

2.3 Determine ownership of the area

3. Determine stakeholders

3.1 Determine key stakeholders and community groups

3.2 Determine core objectives for trees and area

3.3 Determine current and permissible usage of area

4. Determine tree resources

4.1 Determine trees for management

4.2 Determine assessments required such as tree health, hazards, site conditions, soils

4.3 Define and collect data required for operational management

4.4 Assess the tree species, type, diversity and distribution at required detail

4.5 Determine position of planting locations

4.6 Determine selection criteria for replacement trees

4.7 Determine tree removal and tree replacement processes

4.8 Establish tree inventory

5. Determine financial resources

5.1 Determine financial resources available

5.2 Determine management requirements of trees

5.3 Estimate cost of works required for operational program

5.4 Determine priority of works incorporating risk into determination

5.5 Determine frequency of pruning cycles required

5.6 Determine personnel, supplies, equipment and other resources required

5.7 Determine existing contractual, leasing and licensing obligations

6. Develop documentation

6.1 Develop operational tree plan documentation

6.2 Develop operational procedures to achieve required objectives

6.3 Develop draft operational tree management plan

7. Incorporate feedback and prepare plan

7.1 Prepare draft plan for public exhibition

7.2 Notify stakeholders and community groups and obtain feedback

7.3 Review and evaluate feedback

7.4 Amend draft plan and incorporate feedback

7.5 Prepare final version of operational tree management plan