Develop a composting recipe

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 AHCCOM401, 'Develop a composting recipe'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify and characterise raw materials

1.1 Identify raw materials against established enterprise criteria

1.2 Enter raw material characteristics into compost recipe calculator to achieve a balanced recipe

1.3 Take samples of material for analysis where raw material identity or characteristics are uncertain

1.4 Determine receivable and handling requirements of raw materials

2. Establish production objectives

2.1 Develop product specifications for identified markets using product performance data and enterprise records

2.2 Identify raw material combinations that meet market requirements

3. Calculate compost recipe

3.1 Record raw material characteristics in compost recipe

3.2 Specify raw material ratios by weight in resulting compost recipe

3.3 Determine raw material pre-processing requirements, volumes of compost upon formation and compost production plan

3.4 Review composting batch management procedures and document variations to management procedures as a new procedure

3.5 Estimate and document compost production schedule

3.6 Confirm compatibility of compost recipe and production schedule against documented customer requirements

3.7 Quantify density of pre-processed raw materials and translate weight-based recipe into volume-based recipe for production

3.8 Record volumetric compost recipe and production procedures as operational batch or bucket recipe and procedures

4. Validate compost recipe

4.1 Prepare and mix raw materials to form feedstock for composting

4.2 Manage composting batch according to enterprise procedure

4.3 Monitor composting process for efficiency in relation to estimated production schedule and enterprise requirements

4.4 Monitor environmental and health and safety aspects and impacts

4.5 Identify faults, variations or problems carry out remedial action

4.6 Sample and test material to determine completion of process

4.7 Evaluate end product quality against product specifications

4.8 Revise compost recipe, production schedule and procedures