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 AHCLPW405A, '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



1. Select monitoring techniques

1.1. Monitoring operations are selected to obtain required data described in monitoring plan and enterprise requirements.

1.2. Range of likely operating conditions, hazards and difficult/sensitive environments are assessed for impact on monitoring.

1.3. Alternative land, sea and air operations are considered to collect data in line with enterprise procedures.

1.4. Operations are trialled to test monitoring scheme for reliability, timeline and safety.

2. Prepare equipment and resources

2.1. Appropriate certificates, licenses and authorisations are obtained according to enterprise and legislative requirements.

2.2. Equipment required for monitoring is sourced according to enterprise procedures.

2.3. Equipment and personnel are transported to monitoring sites without injury or damage according to enterprise procedures.

2.4. Equipment is installed and protected from weather conditions according to manufacturer's specifications, safety and enterprise requirements.

2.5. Equipment and monitoring procedures are tested in field conditions to enterprise and manufacturers' requirements.

3. Monitor biodiversity

3.1. Observations are made according to monitoring plan and to enterprise procedures.

3.2. Data is recorded to monitoring plan and database requirements.

3.3. Location and times of observations are recorded to enterprise requirements.

3.4. OHS requirements are followed to legislative requirements and enterprise policies and procedures.

4. Review data

4.1. Records of monitored data are examined for consistency and accuracy within requirements of the monitoring plan.

4.2. Records are assessed to determine whether the observations and measurements are addressing factors and issues consistent with the monitoring plan.

4.3. Monitoring techniques are adjusted to overcome any deficiency or reported to enterprise procedures for adjustment to monitoring plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCLPW405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • SFI40311 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)