Manipulate honey bee brood

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
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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 AHCBEK302, 'Manipulate honey bee brood'.
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. Prepare to manipulate brood combs

1.1 Clarify reason for manipulating brood and plan appropriate sequence of actions

1.2 Select tools and equipment required to manipulate brood and check prior to use

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards associated with manipulating brood and take actions to minimise risk to self and others

1.4 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) and check prior to use

1.5 Observe site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force

1.6 Identify risks to colony, including to brood and queen bee, and take actions to minimise likelihood and consequences of risks

2. Manipulate brood

2.1 Open hive and remove combs in planned sequence and place in suitable position

2.2 Replace frames in same or new sequence and position, or remove to another hive according to purposes for which brood is being manipulated

2.3 Monitor hive and colony after the manipulation process and take appropriate action if needed to minimise any disturbance to brood

2.4 Dispose of waste materials appropriately