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
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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 AHCBEK302A, 'Manipulate honey bee brood'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to manipulate brood combs

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

1.2. Tools and equipment required to manipulate brood are selected and checked prior to use.

1.3. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with manipulating brood are identified and actions are taken to minimise risk to self and others.

1.4. Any site quarantine or other biosecurity protocols in force are observed.

1.5. Reason for manipulating brood is clarified and appropriate sequence of actions is planned.

1.6. Risks to colony, including to brood and queen bee, are identified and actions are taken to minimise likelihood and consequences of risks.

2. Manipulate brood

2.1. Hive is opened according to enterprise procedures and safe work practices.

2.2. Combs are removed in planned sequence and placed in suitable position.

2.3. Frames are replaced in same or new sequence and/or position, or removed to another hive according to purposes for which brood is being manipulated.

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

2.5. Enterprise policies and procedures in relation to workplace practices, handling and disposal of waste materials, and site quarantine are observed.

2.6. Hive and colony are monitored after manipulation process and appropriate action is taken if needed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK302A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping