Design for construction of landscape features

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 AHCDES504A, 'Design for construction of landscape features'.
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. Interpret detail architectural and landscape design drawings

1.1. Detail architectural and landscape design drawings are interpreted for construction features.

1.2. Survey levels are defined and any site gradients recorded.

1.3. A small scale model is constructed from detail drawings.

1.4. Detail plans are drawn from pre-constructed landscape features, including cross-sections.

1.5. Drainage plans for a green site and a developed site are drawn to construction standards.

2. Design aspects of construction for landscape features in a range of materials

2.1. A concept design is developed for the construction of the selected landscape feature.

2.2. Aspects of construction for landscape features are illustrated.

2.3. A range of materials used in the construction of landscape features are utilised into the design.

2.4. Appropriate plants are selected for incorporation into the design.

3. Specify dimensions, footings and qualities of materials

3.1. The difference in quality of available materials is determined and quality criterion specified in the design.

3.2. Dimensions, footings and qualities of materials selected are identified and specified.

3.3. The consequences and costs involved in using poor quality materials are determined.

3.4. The construction standards are specified in the design.

4. Develop the required project management skills

4.1. A site strategy is developed for the design project.

4.2. Timelines for the project are identified and documented.

4.3. Project costs are determined and recorded.

4.4. Contractors on site are consulted and issues resolved.

4.5. A final design and project report are developed and documented.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCDES504A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC50610 - Diploma of Landscape Design