Plan prescribed burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 AHCFIR502, 'Plan prescribed burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Assess a designated site/area for prescribed burning

1.1 Locate, assess and record accumulated fuel, cultural heritage and environmental assets

1.2 Locate, assess and record reference areas, experimental plots, populations of flora and fauna that may be affected by fire

1.3 Assess and record potential impacts on natural and cultural heritage assets from prescribed burn preparation and burning activities

1.4 Assess potential risks and hazards

1.5 Identify the history of previous burns on the site, including frequency, season, intensity and extent

1.6 Take into account legislation, regulations and codes of practice relating to prescribed burn preparation and burning activities

1.7 Assess the suitability of a site or area for fuel reduction using prescribed burning and identify alternative strategies where necessary

1.8 Determine resources and equipment required to implement the plan

2. Plan for prescribed burning

2.1 Conduct site assessment to confirm targeted selection of sites or areas for prescribed burning

2.2 Establish objectives for fuel reduction, ecological and cultural heritage protection

2.3 Select strategies and tactics suitable for the area and consistent with the burn objectives

2.4 Assess wildfire hazards and risks of selected strategies and tactics

2.5 Conduct consultation and ongoing liaison with stakeholders

2.6 Ensure plan addresses work health and safety, protection of life, property, assets and the environment and is in accordance with legislative requirements

2.7 Ensure required resources and the optimum timing to reduce risk are included in the plan

3. Conduct post burn monitoring and evaluation

3.1 Develop and record post burn monitoring and evaluation activities

3.2 Assess outcomes of the prescribed burn against established objectives for fuel management and protection of ecological and cultural heritage assets

3.3 Develop recommendations based on information from monitoring and evaluation activities that are consistent with relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice and organisational obligations

3.4 Document and report monitoring and evaluation findings