Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices

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 AHCILM307, 'Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices'.
Google Links
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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. Plan burn activities

1.1 Develop working relationships that will assist in the planning and implementation of traditional Aboriginal cultural burning on Country with stakeholders

1.2 Identify and consult appropriate cultural authorities and obtain approval to be on Country

1.3 Obtain cultural knowledge through the appropriate knowledge holder or Cultural Manager

1.4 Identify ceremonial requirements for fire practices necessary for inclusion in burn plan

1.5 Develop a burning plan and schedule for the target area based on traditional cultural knowledge of seasonal conditions, historical information on burns, Aboriginal ceremonial requirements, legislative requirements, environmental sustainability, biosecurity and work health and safety considerations and safety concerns

1.6 Advise local fire services and agencies of proposed burn plan

2. Protect life, property and conserve fauna and flora species in burn area

2.1 Implement burn according to Aboriginal cultural burning techniques and consistent with the burn plan and schedule

2.2 Exclude visitors from target areas, entertainment areas and areas possibly affected by smoke or risk from escaping fire

2.3 Advise neighbours and agencies of the intention to burn to ensure safety and maintain client relations

2.4 Protect Aboriginal sites, assets and entertainment areas according to Aboriginal cultural protocols and fire industry practices

2.5 Apply fire breaks to the area to maintain control of the fire and burn intensity

2.6 Remove animals in danger in the burn area before starting the controlled cultural burn, where possible

2.7 Assess flora for impact on fire-sensitive communities and species

3. Burn defined areas

3.1 Maintain radio communication with other workers in the area throughout the burn

3.2 Use appropriate personal protective equipment and follow work health and safety policies and procedures during the burn

3.3 Assess weather forecasts and current weather conditions to determine appropriate conditions and timing for burn

3.4 Use appropriate ignition techniques, patterns, fire control and safety procedures to conduct the burn

3.5 Apply fire to targeted areas according to Aboriginal cultural burning techniques, traditional frequency and organisation requirements

3.6 Identify targeted areas defined by burn specification or limiting factors

3.7 Check area to ensure all sections have received required burn in accordance with the burning plan

3.8 Complete and record assessment of burn

3.9 Monitor burning area to avoid wildfire outbreaks

3.10 Assess seasonal conditions and life cycles of flora and fauna for the end of fire practices