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 AHCBAC502A, 'Manage forage conservation'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Manage forage conservation' 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
1. Plan for forage conservation
1.1. Determine the resource needs and end use requirements of forage conservation in the farm production system.
1.2. Define forage conservation options and cost benefit.
1.3. Select appropriate paddocks for forage conservation with regard to species selection and target growth stage.
1.4. Select appropriate forage conservation machinery, equipment and personal protective equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and industry practice.
1.5. Ensure safe access to paddocks for harvesting and transport machinery.
1.6. Plan and prepare storage facility/system for selected forage conservation method.
1.7. Identify and minimise potential environmental impacts of forage conservation activities.
1.8. Negotiate contracts and costs including crop inputs, machinery, harvest area and storage sites where applicable.
1.9. Communicate details of work activities with workers and/or contractors where applicable.
2. Prepare paddocks for forage conservation
2.1. Identify need for fertiliser, irrigation, weed control and grazing or slashing before closing paddock to stock at appropriate time.
2.2. Identify optimum time for harvest of key species.
2.3. Monitor and control weeds, pests and diseases.
3. Oversee forage harvesting operations
3.1. Establish dry matter targets for the selected method of forage conservation.
3.2. Monitor seasonal and current weather conditions to determine optimum time for harvest and to ensure quality.
3.3. Assess condition and dry matter content of the crop throughout the harvesting operation.
3.4. Select harvesting and conditioning machinery based on weather conditions and forage drying targets.
3.5. Ensure that harvesting activities are conducted in a safe, controlled and efficient manner.
3.6. Ensure that baling, wrapping, compacting, sealing and/or storage of forage is in accordance with storage plan.
3.7. Ensure that forage is safely loaded, transported and stored in accordance with OHS and quality requirements and to minimise spoilage and the risk of combustion.
4. Complete operation
4.1. Complete records in accordance with quality assurance requirements and industry practice.
4.2. Ensure waste and debris is disposed of to minimise environmental impact.
4.3. Ensure that machinery and ancillary equipment is cleaned and serviced in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, OHS requirements and industry practice.
4.4. Conduct quality checks on stored forage.
4.5. Monitor and minimise environmental impacts of forage conservation activities including concentration of nutrients at field out areas and effluent run-off.