Construct and repair beehives

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCBEK204A, 'Construct and repair beehives'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to construct or repair beehives

1.1. Required materials and equipment are identified according to lists provided and/or supervisor instructions.

1.2. Beehive components for assembly or use in repairs are checked to ensure that they are suitable for use.

1.3. Faulty or incorrect components are returned to storeroom and replaced, repaired or disposed of according to enterprise policy.

1.4. Checks are conducted on all other materials and equipment and insufficient or faulty items are reported to supervisor.

1.5. Suitable Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE) is selected and checked prior to use.

1.6. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and reported to supervisor.

2. Construct or repair beehives

2.1. Beehives requiring repair are inspected visually to identify scope of job and materials and tools required.

2.2. Where visual inspection indicates presence of American foulbrood disease, beehives are burned or sent for irradiation.

2.3. Beehive components are assembled or repaired using appropriate replacement parts, nails, joins, glues and construction techniques.

2.4. Appropriate timber treatments are applied to beehive.

2.5. Constructed or repaired beehive and all components are correctly and legibly marked in accordance with state and territory requirements.

2.6. Work is undertaken in a safe and environmentally appropriate manner according to enterprise guidelines.

2.7. A clean and safe work site is maintained while working.

2.8. Problems or difficulties in completing work to required standards or timelines are reported to supervisor.

3. Clean up on completion of work

3.1. Materials are returned to store or disposed of according to enterprise procedures and/or supervisor instructions.

3.2. Equipment is cleaned, maintained and stored according to manufacturer specifications and supervisor instructions.

3.3. Work outcomes are reported to supervisor or noted in enterprise records, feedback on performance is sought and any required improvements are noted for future action.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping
  • AHC20110 - Certificate II in Agriculture