Save, prepare and store agricultural seed

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 AHCBAC407, 'Save, prepare and store agricultural seed'.
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. Select seed from agricultural crops

1.1 Calculate the quantity of seed required to sow the following season's crop

1.2 Calculate the area of crop needed to produce the required quantity of seed for the following season's crop

1.3 Select a portion of the crop to be used as seed, based on the calculated requirements and its health, vigour, and grain size

1.4 Record the soil type in the selected portion of the crop

1.5 Implement measures to improve seed and plant health, vigour and uniformity within the selected area

1.6 Identify application of any chemicals to the crop and consider detrimental environmental impacts

1.7 Implement enterprise work health and safety policies

2. Evaluate and grade seed

2.1 Assess grain variety for its suitability for the location, the soil, and the organisation's current marketing requirements after harvest

2.2 Research information regarding new varieties or trial results and progress for input to management decision-making

2.3 Grade the seed to the required size either on or off-site

2.4 Apply fungicidal and insecticidal dressings to the seed appropriately

2.5 Collect, prepare and forward test samples to the analysing body, according to the guidelines of that body

2.6 Collect, maintain and store records of observations, information gathered, and results of tests and grading appropriately

2.7 Refer records to the appropriate person for analysis and decision-making

3 Store seed

3.1 Select and hygienically prepare storage facilities

3.2 Transfer seed to the storage facility appropriately

3.3 Ensure seed is stored under conditions that maintain its quality and germination capacity

3.4 Conduct appropriate periodical checks of seed in long-term storage for quality factors and viability

3.5 Collect, prepare and forward seed samples for laboratory testing and analysis according to prescribed guidelines

3.6 Create, maintain and store records of seed storage, tests and inspections appropriately to the seed storage program

3.7 Monitor the condition of storage facilities using the schedule and methods outlined in the seed storage program and take appropriate corrective action to maintain seed quality

3.8 Ensure activities around the seed storage facilities are undertaken appropriately to the grain storage program

4. Collect and deliver seed

4.1 Establish delivery or supply terms and apply when collecting or delivering seed

4.2 Ensure seed sold or purchased conforms to local State and Federal legislation and regulations

4.3 Observe regulations relating to the interstate movement of seeds

4.4 Implement enterprise biosecurity policies