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 AHCBAC403A, 'Supervise agricultural crop establishment'.
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



1. Source information for input to planting plan

1.1. Documents within the organisation that detail the requirements of the production plan are identified and obtained.

1.2. Information regarding activities that will be occurring at a similar time to planting is gathered through discussion with colleagues and management, and by reading the production/management plan.

1.3. The specific target area, or paddock, for planting is identified from the production/management plan.

1.4. Trash levels and seedbed conditions are assessed and accounted for in planning.

2. Prepare planting plan

2.1. The agricultural crop and method(s) of planting to be used are determined from the organisations production / management plan and availability.

2.2. The resources required for the planting operations are assessed and calculated from the area to be sown, the method of planting to be used, and the available timelines.

2.3. The target dates are set for planting, including the sequencing for planting across paddocks or crop areas, in line with the overall production/management planning for the organisation.

2.4. The chemical applications that are required prior to and post planting are selected and organised to occur at an appropriate time.

2.5. The plan is prepared to ensure that any potential detrimental environmental impacts are minimised or eliminated, including the proper disposal of containers, drums and other waste.

2.6. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, assessed, and safe work practices for planting are implemented and overseen with staff.

2.7. Any approvals that are required for the planting operations are identified, sought and obtained.

2.8. Measurable indicators, specifications and targets are determined, based on the production/management plan and the method, resources, and seed to be used.

3. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

3.1. Scheduling for planting is determined taking the range of geographic and resourcing factors into consideration, as well as operations that will be occurring at the same time as the planting.

3.2. Key responsibilities for specific preparatory processes that are required before planting are determined.

3.3. Key responsibilities for specific implementation processes are determined.

3.4. Recordkeeping requirements are determined and procedures are put in place to ensure compliance with the range of applicable regulations.

3.5. The plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities, is clearly documented.

3.6. The plan includes the type, format, frequency and detail of any reporting required by both managers and operators.

4. Monitor and adjust the planting plan

4.1. Monitoring points outlined in the implementation plan are adhered to.

4.2. Checks are made to ensure that OHS procedures are being observed and followed.

4.3. Checks are made to ensure that the site environmental requirements are being observed and followed.

4.4. Operational staff and any contractors are communicated with regularly to ensure smooth operation and progress.

4.5. Checks are made to ensure that the documentation required by the organisation, or other regulating bodies, is completed clearly and accurately during the progress of the planting process.

4.6. Where any corrective action or amendment to the planting plan is required, the action is initiated and taken.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture