Develop an urban forest management framework

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 AHCARB802, 'Develop an urban forest management framework'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Establish performance metrics and analyse resources

1.1 Research models of urban forest management

1.2 Establish the key performance metrics and outcomes to be assessed incorporating specific parameters from the client brief

1.3 Determine the data sets to be collected required for objectives of managing the resources and needs of stakeholders

1.4 Analyse urban forest resources

1.5 Determine agents and conditions affecting urban forest health

1.6 Analyse species spatially in target geographic areas using geographical information systems (GIS) as required

1.7 Determine canopy density targets

2. Determine urban forest asset value

2.1 Determine outcomes in social, environmental, public health, economic, and aesthetic terms

2.2 Determine asset value of single tree and forest based on value criteria of client and relevant benchmarks

2.3 Perform cost-benefit analysis of forest assets

2.4 Analyse variation in asset value within relevant variables

3. Review policy documentation

3.1 Analyse and review relevant policy documents for meeting performance metrics and desired outcomes

3.2 Determine statutory, liability and risk issues requiring consideration

3.3 Identify stakeholder requirements and perceptions

3.4 Evaluate the extent of impact and outcomes of proposed policy documents

3.5 Create policy determinations on tree assets and record as reports

3.6 Create and document urban forest management policy

4. Develop and document management plan

4.1 Develop appropriate conceptual framework for urban forest management

4.2 Develop street tree master plans as required

4.3 Set vision and objective statements

4.4 Determine quantifiable goals

4.5 Use tree inventory and mapping data management software as required

4.6 Establish and maintain inventories and databases

4.7 Develop implementation and operational plans

4.8 Develop and document an urban forest management plan