Plan and monitor intensive production systems

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 AHCLSK407, 'Plan and monitor intensive production systems'.
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. Source information for input to production system planning

1.1 Consult livestock production plan for details of current period planning, enterprise requirements and market expectations

1.2 Analyse key production data to establish unit performance

1.3 Access and analyse information regarding the characteristics of the herd/flock under production

1.4 Access and analyse regulatory, industry and enterprise requirements that impact on the production system

1.5 Access and analyse market information regarding quality, standards and trends for input to the planning process

2. Plan for production

2.1 Determine target unit performance through a comparison with industry and enterprise standards

2.2 Establish and confirm production targets using data and information from unit’s livestock production

2.3 Determine resources required to achieve production targets in terms of personnel, equipment and materials

2.4 Organise and engage staff and contractors to suit the production plan and its targets

2.5 Select and order other resources according to enterprise guidelines

3. Plan for animals’ needs, environmental and effluent management to ensure welfare of animals and achieve production targets

3.1 Assess and calculate housing, effluent management, environmental management and biosecurity requirements from livestock numbers, market requirements and regulatory requirements

3.2 Evaluate construction and equipment system options and select the best option

3.3 Select materials chosen for construction according to animal welfare needs, cost and efficiency

3.4 Determine aspects of the production environment according to animals’ welfare needs, efficiency of systems and market expectations

3.5 Select animal feed based on animal production, the size of the herd/flock, and the suitability of available feed products

4. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

4.1 Determine scheduling for the production plan taking the range of seasonal, geographic and resourcing factors into consideration

4.2 Determine key responsibilities for specific implementation processes

4.3 Determine documentation and record keeping requirements and put procedures in place to ensure compliance with the range of applicable regulations

4.4 Ensure the production plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities, is clearly documented

4.5 Ensure the production plan includes the type, format, frequency and detail of all reporting requirements by managers and operators

5. Monitor and adjust production plan strategies

5.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of the production plan at key points and make adjustments as necessary

5.2 Identify, monitor and assess environmental impacts and work health and safety hazards relating to the production plan throughout the implementation process

5.3 Make modifications to the production plan as and when necessary