Supervise agricultural crop establishment

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 AHCBAC403, 'Supervise agricultural crop establishment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Supervise agricultural crop establishment' 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. Source information for input to planting plan

1.1 Identify and obtain documents relating to crop production

1.2 Identify competing demands on human and physical resources that may affect planting

1.3 Identify the specific target area, or paddock, for planting from the production or management plan

1.4 Obtain paddock history to identify crop and pasture rotation, and potential weed, pest & disease issues

1.5 Obtain and evaluate soil test results to determine appropriate soil treatments

1.6 Assess and account for trash levels and seedbed conditions

2. Prepare planting plan

2.1 Determine the agricultural crop and method(s) of planting to be used from the organisations production or management plan and availability

2.2 Assess and calculate the resources required for the planting operations from the area to be sown, the method of planting to be used, and the available timelines

2.3 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

2.4 Set target dates for planting, including the sequencing for planting across paddocks or crop areas, in line with the overall production or management plan

2.5 Select the chemical applications that are required prior to and post planting and organise to occur appropriately

2.6 Prepare the plan to ensure that any potential detrimental environmental impacts are minimised or eliminated, including the proper disposal of containers, drums and other waste

2.7 Identify and assess hazards, and safe work practices for planting are implemented and overseen with staff

2.8 Identify, arrange and obtain required approvals for the planting operations

2.9 Determine measurable indicators, specifications and targets, based on the production or management plan and the method, resources and seed to be used

3. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

3.1 Determine appropriate planting schedule

3.2 Determine key responsibilities for required specific preparatory processes

3.3 Determine key responsibilities for specific implementation processes

3.4 Determine and implement appropriate recordkeeping processes, including the type, format, frequency and detail of any reporting required by both managers and operators

3.5 Document the plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities

4. Monitor and adjust the planting plan

4.1 Ensure adherence to monitoring points outlined in the implementation plan

4.2 Conduct checks to ensure that work health and safety procedures and site environmental requirements are being observed and followed

4.3 Communicate with operational staff and any contractors

4.4 Conduct checks to ensure that the required documentation is completed clearly and accurately during the progress of the planting process

4.5 Determine and implement any required corrective action or amendment to the planting plan