Identify Indigenous culturally significant plants

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 AHCASW304, 'Identify Indigenous culturally significant plants'.
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. Prepare for plant recognition

1.1 Identify range of Indigenous plants and plant species according to pre-determined criteria, and job or client needs

1.2 Identify and locate resources required for use in recognition activity

1.3 Identify, select and prepare processes for Indigenous plant recognition including consultation and seeking approval from relevant cultural authorities to be on specific Country

1.4 Identify safety hazards and apply work health and safety procedures

2. Identify specified Indigenous plants

2.1 Name specified Indigenous plants according to their identifiable characteristics and by their Indigenous name

2.2 Determine plant habits, characteristics and significant features according to enterprise requirements

2.3 Seek advice from cultural authorities or supervisors when necessary and where appropriate in the recognition activity

3. Survey and record identification of Indigenous plants in a specified area

3.1 Identify survey site and record location of plants using maps and grid references

3.2 Determine and record cultural uses and significance of specified Indigenous plants

3.3 Document information about Indigenous plants and add to reference collection according to organisational requirements

3.4 Update reference collection if new Indigenous plants are recognised

3.5 Identify rare or endangered plant species in location

3.6 Determine disposal techniques for plant debris if specimen collection is necessary

3.7 Apply environmentally sustainable practices for carrying out observation activities to minimise degradation and disturbance

3.8 Follow work health and safety policies and procedures for carrying out survey activities

4. Identify local bushland and/or bush foods and their uses

4.1 Determine the relationship between local foods, general health and the land in Aboriginal culture

4.2 Locate and gather information from a range of sources about access to bush foods

4.3 Identify local Indigenous plants using their common, scientific and cultural names

4.4 Identify Indigenous cultural uses of available bush resources for food and medicine

4.5 Identify land management practices and conservation of Indigenous species