Assess the feasibility of a Carbon Farming Initiative project

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
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 AHCCFI502A, 'Assess the feasibility of a Carbon Farming Initiative project'.
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. Identify the rights of the project proponent and the stakeholder

1.1 The right of the project proponent to undertake the project on the proposed land is determined

1.2 The rights to the land, project boundaries and if appropriate the applicable carbon sequestration right are determined, with legal advice sought where required

1.3 All interest holders in the land are identified and their likely agreement to the project determined

1.4 The ownership of carbon sequestration rights, if relevant, is determined

2. Identify the project and its eligibility

2.1 The nature and scope of the project is confirmed

2.2 Approved CFI methodologies are assessed to determine if one is applicable to the project

2.3 Any negative impacts of the project are determined and checked against the CFI negative list

2.4 Whether the project, or any part of it, is required by law is determined

2.5 How the project is in accordance with relevant regional Natural Resource Management plans is determined

2.6 The project is checked for compliance with an approved offset methodology

3. Identify the contractual arrangements for the project

3.1 Contract parties are identified

3.2 The responsibilities of owning and managing a CFI project are identified

3.3 The managerial and governance structure of the project is determined and roles of the parties are clarified

3.4 Responsibilities and obligations of the parties under relevant carbon farming legislation are identified

3.5 Financial relationships between the parties are identified, including for transfer of carbon rights if relevant

4. Analyse the project

4.1 Specialist technical advice is sought as required

4.2 Operational capabilities to successfully implement the project are assessed

4.3 Means of calculating the baseline and project emissions in accordance with the relevant methodology are established

4.4 Frequency of data collection, monitoring, ratification and verification requirements are determined

4.5 The impact of differing crediting and reporting periods on project feasibility is assessed

4.6 Approvals and restrictions associated with project implementation are determined

4.7 Timelines for the application, development, approval and implementation of the project are estimated

4.8 Potential risks in the project cycle and mitigation strategies are identified and responsibility assigned between parties involved in the project

4.9 Analysis of stakeholders and their expectations is undertaken.

4.10 The scope for project design, planning and implementation is defined

5. Evaluate project viability

5.1 The distinction between administrative advice on CFI projects and advice about carbon credits that requires holding a financial services license is stated

5.2 The impact of project location on the type of carbon credits generated, where relevant, is ascertained

5.3 Funding requirements for the application, development and implementation of the project are calculated

5.4 The potential abatement and short and long term returns are identified

5.5 Capacity to complete project activities within timeframes is assessed

5.6 Issues that impact on project business viability, including methods of valuing carbon credits, are assessed

5.7 A business viability case for the project identifying the source and cost of project capital, long term project costs and revenue and non-carbon economic benefits of the project is developed

5.8 Project feasibility is determined and advised in a written report to project proponent