Establish agricultural crops

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 AHCBAC306, 'Establish agricultural crops'.
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 machinery and equipment for use

1.1 Select and prepare appropriate machinery and equipment for the work plan

1.2 Attached and calibrate equipment appropriately

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards in crop establishment, assess risks and implement controls in line with enterprise policies

2. Prepare for agricultural crop establishment

2.1 Monitor soil and weather conditions

2.2 Follow soil conservation and sustainable land management practices and procedures

2.3 Confirm soil test results and identify appropriate soil amendments

2.4 Confirm seeding, fertiliser, and pest and weed control requirements against the work plan and prepare appropriately

2.5 Prepare contingency plans for unusual seasonal conditions

3. Sow the crop

3.1 Implement work health and safety controls for crop establishment

3.2 Follow the work plan to conduct seeding and fertiliser applications

3.3 Apply technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

3.4 Coordinate pest and weed control treatment with seeding and fertiliser applications as required

3.5 Identify environmental implications associated with sowing operations, assess impacts and implement appropriate procedures

4. Complete seeding operations

4.1 Maintain seeding, machinery and equipment operation records appropriately

4.2 Report machinery and equipment damage, malfunctions or irregular performance appropriately

4.3 Clean, secure and store machinery and equipment in line with manufacturer specifications and enterprise requirements

4.4 Apply enterprise biosecurity policies