Manage fauna populations

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 AHCFAU501, 'Manage fauna populations'.
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. Assess fauna populations

1.1 Conduct surveys for distribution, ecology, viability, genetic diversity and threats

1.2 Determine increase or decrease in species population size and range

1.3 Assess desirability of the population change in terms of impact on immediate environment

1.4 Assess condition of the environment and habitats for ongoing support of the species

1.5 Research species numbers in other locations to determine significance of local population

1.6 Assess attitudes of stakeholders to the species to determine acceptable range of population management options

1.7 Complete a cost/benefit analysis of population management options

2. Prepare management plan

2.1 Develop plan of management from assessment

2.2 Prepare submissions for funding to implement the management plan

2.3 Assess plan of management in terms of costs and available funds, according to enterprise procedures

3. Control or maintain fauna population

3.1 Develop plan to control or maintain species into a series of intervention measures in accordance with resource constraints and legislative requirements

3.2 Implement measures to manage population according to legislative requirements

3.3 Obtain permits for population management according to legislative requirements

3.4 Inform stakeholders and staff about population management measures, according to enterprise procedures

3.5 Ensure management measures comply with work health and safety, animal welfare, biosecurity and environmental sustainability policies and procedures

3.6 Ensure staff are trained and, where required, licensed to manage population

3.7 Manage incidents with species according to legislative, enterprise, work health and safety and public safety requirements

3.8 Monitor and adjust management plan and record results in accordance with legislative and enterprise requirements