Select and establish an apiary site

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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 AHCBEK405, 'Select and establish an apiary site'.
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. Plan to select and establish an apiary site

1.1 Establish criteria for selecting a site

1.2 Identify suitable locality in which to search for site

1.3 Gather and analyse information about potential sites in selected locality

1.4 Identify criteria to assess the suitability of the site

1.5 Select suitable site

2. Select the apiary site

2.1 Determine capacity of available flora to support desired number of hives at site

2.2 Prepare a plan to establish an apiary at the selected site

2.3 Select precise areas to establish an apiary within the site, taking into account relevant planning and land use regulations, proximity to flora, water, general public, animals, gates, stockyards and movement of the sun, accessibility of the site, nearby land use, and protection from extreme environmental conditions

2.4 Obtain permission (where necessary) to locate beehives at sites from land/site owner, manager, landlord or body corporate.

3. Establish the apiary at the selected site

3.1 Select suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to establish an apiary site and check before use

3.2 Select tools and equipment required and check before use

3.3 Identify work health and safety hazards and take actions to minimise risk to self and others

3.4 Load and unload beehives at site

3.5 Observe and record the access of bees to floral sources and water, of colony strength and honey production

3.6 Monitor the suitability of the site and reposition hives as required or seek a new site

3.7 Record results of inspections and any remedial action taken and use as basis for future beekeeping operations