Develop production plans for crops

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 AHCBAC507, 'Develop production plans for crops'.
Google Links
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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 crop species and variety

1.1 Establish production targets for each crop type, consistent with marketing and enterprise objectives

1.2 Assess and select crop types and varieties for their market potential and gross margin returns for the farm environment

1.3 Select most profitable cultural practices and rotations, consistent with disease and pest management strategies, available machinery resources, and management for sustainability of resources

1.4 Assess technology to ensure most efficient performance of operations

1.5 Identify production risks for each crop and determine strategies to address these

1.6 Identify environmental risks and develop appropriate strategies

2. Establish yield potential and quality specification for crop

2.1 Source relevant benchmark yields, where available, to assist setting target yields

2.2 Analyse past production records and determine the key determinants of yield

2.3 Use appropriate available models for calculating water use efficiency or other key determinants of yield to assist in setting target yields

2.4 Establish quality specifications and target yields for all crops

3. Prepare crop program

3.1 Assess proposed crop land areas for nutrient, pest and disease status, water reserves, tillage requirements, and other factors before selecting crop variety

3.2 Use records of chemical use for planning to reduce chemical resistance

3.3 Select crop variety and plan paddock preparation, planting, fertilising and other treatments

3.4 Determine optimum timing of planting, applications and treatments and prepare calendar of operations

3.5 Determine cash flow budget for the cropping program

4. Review production plan

4.1 Plan logistical arrangements related to harvesting, transportation, marketing and other key production cycle operations

4.2 Plan and check machinery and equipment requirements for the crop production cycle

4.3 Assess work health and safety requirements of the production plan

4.4 Identify and plan labour requirements for the crop production cycle

4.5 Identify seed, fertiliser, pest and disease treatments and other input requirements

4.6 Establish record keeping system provide data for the analysis of crop performance, and to meet other statutory requirements including records of chemical use

4.7 Review and amend production plan and documented as a final plan