Manage wildfire hazard reduction programs

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 AHCFIR501, 'Manage wildfire hazard reduction programs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Develop wildfire prevention strategies

1.1 Rate potential wildfire hazards according to fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility, ecology and organisational priorities

1.2 Rate risks to buildings, structures and cultural sites from wildfires according to adjacent fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility and organisational priorities

1.3 Ensure wildfire hazard reduction strategies take into account the local fire history, fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility, geophysical systems, ecology, environmental sustainability practices, biosecurity, organisational procedures and priorities, work health and safety, local fire agencies and legislative requirements

1.4 Gain local community support for proposed wildfire hazard reduction strategy

1.5 Develop strategies for proposed wildfire hazard reduction in accordance with organisational priorities, local fire agencies and legislative requirements

1.6 Ensure strategies comply with work health and safety, public health and safety and animal welfare regulatory requirements and enterprise guidelines

2. Implement and monitor wildfire hazard reduction

2.1 Determine equipment, chemicals and bioagents required for hazard reduction activities

2.2 Implement hazard reduction strategies that are appropriate to the enterprise's objectives, the nature of the site, location, available resources and equipment, and environmental conditions

2.3 Undertake hazard reduction in accordance with organisational plans and procedures, work health and safety policies and local fire agency and legislative requirements

2.4 Incorporate biosecurity and environmentally sustainable practices in hazard reduction plans

2.5 Coordinate hazard reduction activities with relevant agencies and other land users

2.6 Monitor progress of hazard reduction activities

2.7 Review hazard reduction plans, strategies and operational procedures and process recommendations for change

3. Process records

3.1 Report suggested or required changes to plans and strategies

3.2 Ensure records document quantities and type of chemicals or biological agents used and where they were applied

3.3 Ensure records document how, when and where hazard reduction actions taken

3.4 Process incident report