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 AHCFAU501A, 'Manage fauna populations'.
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. Access fauna populations

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

1.2. Increase or decrease in species population size and range is determined.

1.3. Desirability of the population change is assessed in terms of impact on immediate environment.

1.4. Condition of the environment and habitats is assessed for ongoing support of the species.

1.5. Overall species numbers and other locations are researched to determine significance of local population.

1.6. Attitudes of stakeholders to the species are assessed to determine acceptable range of population management options.

1.7. Cost/benefit analysis of population management options is completed.

2. Prepare management plan

2.1. Plan of management is developed from assessment according to enterprise procedures.

2.2. Submissions for funds are made to implement the plan of management according to enterprise procedures.

2.3. Plan of management is assessed, endorsed and recommended according to enterprise procedures, costs and funds.

3. Control or maintain fauna population

3.1. Plan to control or maintain species is developed into a series of intervention measures in accordance with enterprise policy and resource constraints.

3.2. Measures to manage population are implemented according to legislative and enterprise requirements.

3.3. Permits for population management are obtained according to legislative requirements.

3.4. Stakeholders and staff are informed about population management measures according to enterprise procedures.

3.5. Staff are trained, and where required, licensed to manage population.

3.6. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and public safety requirements are met during process to manage population.

3.7. Incidents with species are managed according to legislative, enterprise, occupational health and safety and public safety requirements.

3.8. Plan of management is monitored and adjusted and results recorded in accordance with legislative requirements and enterprise procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCFAU501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management