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
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Wiki Markup
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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 AHCBAC402A, 'Plan a pasture establishment program'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine requirements of the pasture establishment program

1.1. Existing pasture is assessed and either retained or removed.

1.2. Pasture species and cultivars that are appropriate to the site and meet production needs are identified and the required quantity calculated, costed and availability confirmed with suppliers.

1.3. Pasture establishment procedures are selected consistent with seasonal factors, site and soil characteristics, production plans and the resources and equipment available.

1.4. Post-planting care is planned according to production needs, enterprise standards and site capabilities.

1.5. Plant germination and nutrient requirements are identified and planned for, taking into account soil characteristics.

1.6. Resources, tools, equipment and machinery required for planting and post-planting care are identified, costed and availability confirmed with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel.

1.7. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with the pasture establishment program are identified; risks assessed and controls developed according to enterprise guidelines.

2. Prepare and document the pasture establishment program

2.1. Detailed plans are prepared based on the requirements of the pasture establishment program and production requirements.

2.2. Plan is produced which can be readily interpreted and understood by on-site personnel according to enterprise standards.

2.3. On-site procedures and schedules required for the planting of the site and post-planting care of pasture are developed and communicated to staff.

2.4. Contingencies are planned for and alternative strategies identified if applicable.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture