Identify and secure raw materials supply for compost production

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCCOM501A, 'Identify and secure raw materials supply for compost production'.
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. Determine characteristics of raw materials required

1.1. Relevant corporate documents are reviewed to identify commercial objectives, product range and specifications, compliance requirements and enterprise constraints.

1.2. Current raw material supplies are reviewed for suitability for production of defined compost products.

1.3. Compost recipe calculations are conducted as a gap analysis to identify complementary raw material characteristics and quantities required to manufacture defined products.

1.4. Characteristics and quantities of additional complementary raw materials required are specified and documented.

1.5. Complementary or substitute raw material types that are consistent with requirements are identified through review of relevant literature and enterprise information/records.

2. Identify and prioritise raw materials required for production

2.1. Raw material options are identified and assessed in order to determine relative priority according to product range and specifications.

2.2. Representative samples of prioritised raw materials are gained from potential sources of supply, and characteristics/risks are evaluated and confirmed.

2.3. Where required, revisions to raw materials and product specifications are submitted to executive management for incorporation into corporate business plan, marketing plan and marketing strategy.

3. Secure access to raw materials

3.1. Executive management approval is gained for securing preferred raw materials.

3.2. Specifications for raw material characteristics and acceptability criteria for receival are documented for incorporation into supply contract.

3.3. Preferred suppliers of raw materials are determined.

3.4. Supply contracts are negotiated and secured on suitable trading terms according to enterprise practice.

4. Prepare for receival and processing of raw materials

4.1. Receival, containment, handling and management requirements are documented and incorporated into enterprise procedures and training.

4.2. Availability of site infrastructure, plant and equipment requirements is confirmed.

5. Maintain supply of raw material

5.1. Effective communication is maintained with raw material suppliers to support reliable and secure supply of raw materials of consistent and required quality.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCCOM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC32210 - Certificate III in Commercial Composting