Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production

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 AHCBAC305, 'Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


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. Prepare for cultivation

1.1 Confirm work requirements from the planting plan with supervisor

1.2 Confirm the identified method and order of cultivation from the planting plan with supervisor

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards in land preparation and assess risks implement suitable controls

1.4 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

2. Prepare the cultivating equipment

2.1 Confirm appropriate vehicles and equipment required for site cultivation with supervisor and select according to the planting plan

2.2 Confirm that vehicles and equipment are serviced and check that worn parts are replaced and vehicles are adjusted for the conditions

2.3 Dispose of all containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the maintenance and servicing work appropriately

2.4 Record all maintenance and servicing appropriately

3. Cultivate soil

3.1 Implement appropriate work health and safety controls

3.2 Carry out removal of previous crop or land clearance debris and incorporate or burn appropriately

3.3 Follow the cultivation plan and complete for each paddock

3.4 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

3.5 Operate vehicles and equipment appropriately

3.6 Apply technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

3.7 Check and adjust vehicles and equipment regularly

3.8 Confirm the timelines, resource and quality requirements of the planting plan

4. Prepare site for planting

4.1 Complete the planting layout and soil profiles to the planting plan

4.2 Conduct identified weed and pest control measures

4.3 Apply fertilisers, ameliorants, or other pre-planting treatments appropriately

4.4 Confirm the environmental implications of site preparation with supervisor and take identified action

5 Complete land preparation operations

5.1 Clean and store vehicles and equipment appropriately

5.2 Dispose of all containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris according to enterprise polices and minimising the impact on the environment

5.3 Complete all required records and documentation organisational requirements

5.4 Apply enterprise biosecurity policies