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 AHCFIR501A, 'Manage wildfire hazard reduction programs'.
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. Develop wildfire prevention strategies

1.1. Potential wildfire hazards to the environment are rated according to fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility, ecology and organisational priorities.

1.2. Risks to buildings, structures and cultural sites from wildfires are rated in accordance to adjacent fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility and organisational priorities.

1.3. Wildfire hazard reduction strategies take into account the local fire history, fuel loads, climate, location, accessibility, geophysical systems, ecology, organisational procedures and priorities, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), local fire agencies and legislative requirements.

1.4. Proposed wildfire hazard reduction strategy has local community support where appropriate.

1.5. Strategies for wildfire hazard reduction proposed are in accordance with organisational priorities, local fire agencies and legislative requirements.

1.6. Strategies comply with OHS, relevant regulatory requirements and enterprise guidelines.

2. Implement and monitor wildfire hazard reduction

2.1. Hazard reduction strategies implemented are appropriate to the enterprise's objectives, the nature of the site, location, resources and environmental conditions.

2.2. Hazard reduction is undertaken in accordance with organisational plans and procedures, OHS, local fire agencies, and legislative requirements.

2.3. Hazard reduction activities are coordinated with other relevant agencies.

2.4. Progress of hazard reduction activities is monitored.

2.5. Hazard reduction plans, strategies and operational procedures are reviewed and recommendations for change are processed in accordance with organisational procedures.

3. Process records

3.1. Suggested and/or required changes to plans and strategies are reported in accordance with organisational procedures.

3.2. Records document quantities and type of chemicals/biological agents used and where they were applied.

3.3. Records document hazard reduction actions taken and where.

3.4. Incident reports are processed in accordance with organisational procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCFIR501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management