Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCBAC302, 'Establish pastures and crops for livestock production'.
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 pasture and crop establishment

1.1 Confirm the pasture and crop establishment program with supervisor

1.2 Conduct pre-treatment (including inoculation) of seed prior to sowing where required

1.3 Select appropriate sowing methods for crop and pasture species

1.4 Apply appropriate fertilisers

1.5 Select and operate machinery and equipment appropriately

1.6 Identify work health and safety hazards in crop and pasture establishment and assess risks

2. Implement pasture and crop establishment program

2.1 Implement work health and safety controls for crop and pasture establishment

2.2 Prepare machinery and equipment for sowing

2.3 Calibrate seeding and fertilising equipment

2.4 Conduct pasture and crop sowing appropriately

2.5 Ensure efficient performance of sowing operations including the use of technology where appropriate

2.6 Apply appropriate fertilisers and pesticides

3. Implement grazing strategies during establishment

3.1 Use livestock to conduct stubble and fallow weed control as part of an integrated pest management program where appropriate.

3.2 Use livestock to conduct stubble, ground cover, competition or weed control during establishment.

3.3 Implement appropriate controlled grazing of crops and pastures during pasture and crop establishment

3.4 Implement appropriate grazing management according to sustainable land management practices