Use a bee smoker

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 AHCBEK202, 'Use a bee smoker'.
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. Prepare bee smoker for use

1.1 Confirm the activity to undertake with supervisor

1.2 Confirm that climatic and other conditions permit the use of a bee smoker and adjust planned activities where required

1.3 Check bee smoker and components to ensure that they are in good repair and serviceable, and any faults are addressed

1.4 Check personal protective equipment for serviceability and ensure correct fit

1.5 Identify hazards associated with the use of a bee smoker and take appropriate steps to minimise risks to self and others

1.6 Make sure there is an adequate water supply and tools available for fire control

1.7 Assess weather conditions, nectar flow and strain of bee to interprets defensive behaviour of colony

1.8 Add suitable fuel to bee smoker and light it

1.9 Operate bee smoker bellows to produce and maintain a steady and dense stream of cool smoke

2. Use bee smoker to manage bees

2.1 Blow smoke into entrance of hive and allow sufficient time before hive is opened

2.2 Puff additional smoke over frames and supers after hive is opened and direct smoke at bees

2.3 Ensure bees remain under control while working on hives by placing smoker within easy reach, keeping it alight and producing cool smoke until operations are complete

2.4 Place bee smoker in a cleared spot when not in use and have fire extinguishment materials and equipment on hand