Maintain 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 AHCBAC307, 'Maintain agricultural crops'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Maintain agricultural crops' 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. Monitor & assess agricultural crop condition, growth and requirements

1.1 Monitor crop health regularly and record observations

1.2 Report deviation from expected growth and vigour

1.3 Identify, monitor and report weeds, pests and diseases

1.4 Follow directions to establish sites for regular measurement of soil moisture

1.5 Measure moisture levels and calculate soil water percentage using soil probe

1.6 Report observations of crop ripening to manager to determine the timing of harvest

2. Undertake crop health operations

2.1 Identify hazards and implement appropriate controls

2.2 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

2.3 Follow label instructions and any specialist advice

2.4 Apply specialist sprays appropriately for growth stages

2.5 Apply technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

2.6 Conduct any required chipping or spot spraying

2.7 Assess, record and report crop growth stages and keys

2.8 Apply water as required

2.9 Consider adverse environmental impacts when performing all applications

3. Complete cleaning and hygiene operations

3.1 Clean and maintain equipment appropriately

3.2 Dispose of all containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the maintenance and servicing work according to enterprise polices and minimising the impact on the environment

3.3 Complete all required records and documentation appropriately