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 AHCILM307A, 'Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Plan burn activities
1.1 Working relationships that will assist in the planning and implementation of traditional Aboriginal cultural burning on Country are developed with stakeholders
1.2 Appropriate cultural authorities are identified and consulted and approval to be on Country obtained
1.3 Cultural knowledge is accessed through the appropriate knowledge holder and/or cultural manager
1.4 A comprehensive burning plan and schedule for the total land mass is developed based on traditional cultural knowledge of seasonal conditions, Aboriginal ceremonial requirements, environmental sustainability considerations and safety concerns
2. Protect life, property and conserve fauna and flora species in burn area
2.1 Burn is implemented according to Aboriginal cultural burning techniques and consistent with the burn plan and schedule
2.2 Visitors are excluded from target areas, entertainment areas and areas possibly affected by smoke or risk from escaping fire
2.3 Field workers are instructed in ignition techniques and patterns, fire control and safety procedures to conduct the burn
2.4 Neighbours and agencies are advised of the intention to burn to ensure safety and maintain client relations
2.5 Aboriginal sites, assets and entertainment areas are protected according to Aboriginal cultural protocols and fire industry practices
2.6 If required, fire breaks are applied to the area to maintain control of the fire and burn intensity
2.7 Fauna in danger in the burn area is removed prior to the controlled cultural burn where possible
2.8 Flora is assessed for impact on fire-sensitive communities and species
3. Burn defined areas
3.1 Weather forecasts and current weather conditions are assessed to determine appropriate conditions and timing for burn
3.2 Fire is applied to targeted areas according to Aboriginal cultural burning techniques, traditional frequency and organisation requirements
3.3 Targeted areas defined by burn specification or limiting factors are defined
3.4 Area is checked to ensure all sections have received required burn in accordance with the burning plan
3.5 Assessment of burn is completed and recorded
3.6 Area burnt is monitored to organisation procedures to avoid wildfire outbreaks
3.7 Seasonal conditions and life cycles of flora and fauna are assessed for the cessation of fire practices