Extract honey

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
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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 AHCBEK305A, 'Extract honey'.
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



1. Prepare to extract honey

1.1. All equipment is cleaned, dried, sanitised and checked for serviceability and use.

1.2. Ripe honey combs are selected for extraction of honey.

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

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and action is taken to minimise risks to self and others.

2. Extract honey

2.1. Quality Assurance (QA) and food safety requirements are complied with throughout process of extracting honey.

2.2. Frames are visually inspected for areas of brood and, if found, frames are uncapped by hand to avoid brood.

2.3. Where required, combs are warmed to assist extraction process.

2.4. Cells are uncapped using a hand knife or machine, avoiding damage to cells and frames.

2.5. Frames are placed in extraction unit and unit is operated according to manufacturer instructions.

3. Purify honey

3.1. Extracted honey is heated to 30°C and strained or settled to remove wax, air bubbles, pollen and bees.

3.2. Moisture content of honey is checked and appropriate action is taken as required.

3.3. Action is taken to reduce risk of fermentation of honey by storing in an airtight container or tank.

4. Store honey

4.1. Cleaned honey is stored in suitable containers to meet customer requirements.

4.2. Reference sample of honey is taken, correctly labelled and stored according to enterprise, food safety and quality assurance requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBEK305A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32010 - Certificate III in Beekeeping