Maintain pastures and crops for livestock 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 AHCBAC310, 'Maintain pastures and crops for livestock production'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Monitor & assess agricultural pasture and crop condition, growth and requirements

1.1 Monitor pasture and crop growth, nutrient status and 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 Monitor soil fertility and plant nutrition where required

1.5 Follow directions to establish sites for regular measurement of soil moisture where required.

1.6 Measure moisture levels and calculate soil water percentage using soil probe or other measuring tools

1.7 Report observations of pasture and crop ripening to manager to determine the timing of harvest

2. Undertake pasture and crop health operations

2.1 Identify work health and safety hazards and implement appropriate controls

2.2 Select, use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

2.3 Contribute to an Integrated pest and plant health strategy to address pasture / crop health and growth issues

2.4 Select and use equipment to apply treatments where required

2.5 Follow label instructions and any specialist advice

2.6 Apply specialist sprays appropriately for growth stages

2.7 Apply technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

2.8 Conduct any required chipping or spot spraying

2.9 Assess, record and report pasture and crop growth stages and keys

2.10 Apply water as required in irrigated situations

2.11 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 appropriately

3.3 Follow enterprise biosecurity procedures

3.4 Complete all required records and documentation appropriately

4. Implement grazing strategies

4.1 Contribute to an integrated pest management program using livestock to conduct stubble and fallow weed control

4.2 Implement appropriate grazing program to maintain pasture and crop production for grazing

4.3 Respond to changes in quantity and quality of available pasture and crop with appropriate grazing management