Plan a pasture establishment program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCBAC402, 'Plan a pasture establishment program'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan a pasture establishment program' 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. Determine requirements of the pasture establishment program

1.1 Assess existing pasture for retention or removal

1.2 Identify appropriate pasture species and cultivars that are best suited to soil, climate, seasonal conditions and livestock goals and calculate, cost and confirm availability with suppliers

1.3 Select appropriate pasture establishment procedures that are consistent with seasonal factors, site and soil characteristics, production plans and the resources and equipment available

1.4 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

1.5 Plan post-planting care according to production needs, enterprise standards and site capabilities.

1.6 Identify and plan for plant germination and nutrient requirements, taking into account soil characteristics

1.7 Identify, cost and confirm availability of resources, tools, equipment and machinery required for planting and postplanting care with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel

1.8 Identify work health and safety hazards associated with the pasture establishment program, assess risks and develop appropriate controls

Prepare and document the pasture establishment program

2.1 Prepare detailed plans based on the requirements of the pasture establishment program and production requirements

2.2 Produce plan which can be readily interpreted and understood by on-site personnel appropriately

2.3 Develop on-site planting procedures and schedules and post-planting care of pasture and communicate to staff

2.4 Plan for contingencies and identify applicable alternative strategies