Manage landscape projects

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 AHCLSC502, 'Manage landscape projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Manage landscape projects' 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

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Identify issues relating to the landscape project

1.1 Identify the goals and objectives of the project and discuss with the client

1.2 Analyse landscape documentation to determine the nature and scope of the project

1.3 Identify potential constraints to the success of the project

1.4 Consider the environmental impact of the proposed landscape project works

1.5 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement controls

2. Maintain effective client liaison

2.1 Clarify responsibilities of all parties involved in the project according to the contract

2.2 Clarify procedures to vary the contract to the satisfaction of all stakeholders

2.3 Identify emergency procedures according to contract terms and conditions

2.4 Establish communication obligations in respect of the work program according to contractual obligations and sound business principles

3. Develop work schedule

3.1 Identify and document work schedules and timelines of operations in a form that is accessible and understandable to all relevant personnel

3.2 Identify resources required for the landscape project according to the contract and landscape design

3.3 Identify and document quantity, quality and timing of supply of each input and service

3.4 Establish key performance outcomes and indicators to measure performance of all operations and personnel

4. Manage contractors

4.1 Prepare standard contracts for specific works in line with the landscape design and contract

4.2 Monitor progress of works against contract according to industry standards

4.3 Identify, negotiate, implement and record variations

4.4 Identify, rectify and record non-conforming elements of the contract

4.5 Initiate progress payments and final payments according to the terms of contract

5. Submit works for hand over

5.1 Undertake site inspection with relevant personnel at completion of works and prior to hand over

5.2 Note, record and rectify all items below specification