Monitor biodiversity

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 AHCLPW405, 'Monitor biodiversity'.
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. Select monitoring techniques

1.1 Select monitoring operations to obtain required data described in monitoring plan

1.2 Assess range of likely operating conditions, hazards and difficult or sensitive environments for impact on monitoring

1.3 Consider alternative land, sea and air operations to collect data

1.4 Trial operations to test monitoring scheme for reliability, timeline and safety

2. Prepare equipment and resources

2.1 Obtain appropriate certificates, licenses and authorisations

2.2 Source equipment required for monitoring

2.3 Transport equipment and personnel to monitoring sites

2.4 Install and protect equipment from weather conditions

2.5 Test equipment and monitoring procedures in field conditions

2.6 Ensure equipment does not have lasting detrimental impacts on the environment

2.7 Develop systems to capture, maintain and analyse data

3. Monitor biodiversity

3.1 Make observations according to monitoring plan

3.2 Record data to monitoring plan and database requirements

3.3 Record location and times of observations

4. Analyse data

4.1 Determine presence of ecosystems and flora, fauna and microorganism populations within specified area

4.2 Identify threats to specified area

4.3 Examine records of monitored data for consistency and accuracy within requirements of the monitoring plan

4.4 Determine whether the observations and measurements are addressing factors and issues consistent with the monitoring plan

4.5 Adjust monitoring techniques to overcome any deficiency or report need for adjustment to monitoring plan