Assist with prescribed burning

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCFIR201A, 'Assist with prescribed burning'.
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. Assist with preparations for the burn

1.1. Machinery and equipment to be used in the burn are prepared for use as directed.

1.2. Safety equipment is checked and prepared for use.

1.3. Information about contingency plans is read or listened to and clarification sought where required.

1.4. Assets requiring protection during the burn are recognised and noted.

1.5. Personal role and activities during the burn are checked with supervisor.

1.6. Location and extent of the burn is discussed and clarified with the supervisor.

2. Support conduct of burn

2.1. Assistance with pre-burn checks is provided as directed by the supervisor.

2.2. Burn operations are undertaken in a safe manner.

2.3. Problems or concerns during the burn are raised with the supervisor.

2.4. Communication is maintained at all times in accordance with the organisation's procedures.

2.5. Conditions at the fire are observed and their effect on fire behaviour and development are noted and reported to the supervisor.

2.6. Weather conditions and changes to fire behaviour are observed and reported to the supervisor.

2.7. A safe escape route is identified and maintained at all times.

2.8. Personal protective equipment is fitted properly and worn throughout the burn.

3. Participate in clean-up activities

3.1. Cleaning-up activities are carried out under direction in accordance with the organisation's procedures.

3.2. Personal protective equipment is cleaned and returned to storage.

3.3. Machinery and equipment used in the burn are cleaned and returned to storage.

3.4. Cleaning and maintenance are carried out in accordance with the organisation's procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCFIR201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management