Save, prepare and store agricultural seed

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCBAC407A, '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



1. Select seed from agricultural crops

1.1. The quantity of seed required to sow the following season's crop is calculated.

1.2. The area of crop needed to produce the required quantity of seed for the following season's crop is calculated.

1.3. A portion of the crop to be used as seed is selected, based on the calculated requirements and its health, vigour, and grain size.

1.4. The soil type in the selected portion of the crop is noted for potential input to management decision-making.

1.5. Measures are taken to improve seed and plant health, vigour and uniformity within the selected area.

1.6. The application of any chemicals to the crop is undertaken in full consideration of detrimental environmental impacts.

1.7. All work carried out is done using the appropriate personal protective equipment and is within Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) guidelines.

2. Evaluate and grade seed

2.1. After harvest, the grain variety saved is assessed for its suitability for the location, the soil, and the organisation's current marketing requirements.

2.2. Information regarding new varieties or trial results and progress is sourced for input to management decision-making.

2.3. The seed is graded to the required size either on or off-site.

2.4. Fungicidal and insecticidal dressings are applied to the seed where appropriate and according to the organisation's production and marketing requirements.

2.5. Test samples are taken, prepared and forwarded to the analysing body, according to the guidelines of that body.

2.6. Records of observations, information gathered, and results of tests and grading are kept, updated, and maintained according to the requirements of the organisation and the industry.

2.7. The records kept are forwarded to the appropriate person for analysis and decision-making.

3. Store seed

3.1. The storage facilities to be used are selected and hygienically prepared.

3.2. Seed is transferred to the storage facility according to the organisation's OHS and hygiene procedures.

3.3. Seed is stored under conditions that maintain its quality and germination capacity.

3.4. Periodical checks of seed in long-term storage are conducted for quality factors and viability according to enterprise requirements.

3.5. Seed samples for laboratory testing are taken, prepared and forwarded for analysis according to prescribed guidelines.

3.6. Clear and accurate records of seed storage, tests and inspections are created, maintained and kept as described in the seed storage program.

3.7. The condition of storage facilities is monitored using the schedule and methods outlined in the seed storage program and appropriate corrective action is taken to maintain seed quality where required.

3.8. Activities around the seed storage facilities are undertaken according to the OHS guidelines detailed in the grain storage program.

4. Collect and deliver seed

4.1. Delivery or supply terms are established and applied when collecting or delivering seed.

4.2. Seed sold or purchased conforms to local State and Federal legislation and regulations.

4.3. Regulations relating to the interstate movement of seeds are observed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC407A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture