Manage a tree transplanting program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCLSC503, 'Manage a tree transplanting program'.
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. Assess the sites and trees

1.1 Undertake site assessments to identify site conditions which may impact upon transplanting activities at the lifting site and the transplant site

1.2 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement suitable controls

1.3 Liaise with authorities and information services to determine location of services and utilities, and regulations governing the transplanting and transportation of trees

1.4 Assess trees for viability for transplanting to ensure the best time and conditions are chosen according to tree species characteristics

2. Determine transplanting requirements

2.1 Identify the appropriate tools, equipment, machinery and specialist contractors

2.2 Identify the tree species to be transplanted

2.3 Determine excavation methods and root ball preparation according to the characteristics of the species

2.3 Determine crown reduction and protection tasks according to the characteristics of the species and the appropriate Australian Standard

2.4 Calculate root ball and tree mass to determine appropriate lifting and transport requirements

2.5 Coordinate labour requirements to ensure trees are prepared, lifted, transported and re-installed with minimum stress to the trees, and with regard to safety and environmental factors

2.6 Identify a transport route with regard to the size and shape of the tree and road transport vehicle requirements

2.7 Determine and document an aftercare plan outlining monitoring frequency and methods to maintain the health and viability of the transplanted trees in the program

3. Document a tree transplanting program

3.1 Document the transplanting program

3.2 Document resources and costing details

3.3 Communicate transplanting program for implementation

3.4 Assess completed tree transplanting program to ensure that transplantation was undertaken according to the identified program and budget guidelines