Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant

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 AHCMOM306A, 'Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant'.
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. Confirm customer requirements.

1.1. Confirmation is sought from customer that fertiliser or soil ameliorant products to be spread are those that were ordered.

1.2. Verification is obtained from customer that technical specification of product is acceptable for job.

1.3. Customer's written fertiliser order is confirmed with customer and documented to enable trace back to depot or factory if required.

1.4. Agreement for spreading services is documented according to enterprise or industry codes of practice.

2. Identify features of the target area.

2.1. Location and boundaries of area to be treated are identified, agreed with customer and recorded according to relevant industry codes of practice.

2.2. Soil type and condition are assessed visually or advice is sought from customer.

2.3. Environmentally sensitive areas are identified and operations are planned to ensure minimum adverse impact and to comply with any required buffer zones.

2.4. Features that may present a hazard to the operation are identified by inspection and by discussion with customer and appropriate action is taken.

2.5. Location of services and utilities are identified from customer advice or local maps, and proposed spreading operation is adjusted if required.

2.6. Local weather and climate conditions are identified and taken into account when preparing to begin operations.

3. Perform pre-spreading checks.

3.1. Rate of spreading is determined and buffer allowance is calculated.

3.2. Before being moved onto site, machinery and equipment are confirmed to be clean of soil and/or plant material.

3.3. Machinery and equipment are prepared according to enterprise procedures and manufacturer instructions to ensure they are serviceable and are set up and calibrated.

4. Spread fertiliser

4.1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and clothing are selected and used by self and all personnel involved in spreading tasks.

4.2. Fertiliser or soil ameliorant is applied in a manner that complies with guidelines on buffer zones, to minimise run-off into waterways and drains.

4.3. Weather and other conditions are monitored to ensure that variations that may alter limits to operation are taken into account, and that operations are adjusted accordingly.

4.4. Any existing site quarantine or biosecurity protocols are followed as required.

4.5. All work is monitored to ensure that it is performed in an environmentally aware and safe manner and according to industry codes of practice.

5. Perform follow up and clean-up activities on completion of spreading operations

5.1. Machinery, equipment and hand tools are returned to depot or storage area after cleaning, checking for future serviceability, and carrying out basic preventative maintenance according to enterprise procedures.

5.2. Faults are noted for remedial action.

5.3. Records are completed legibly and accurately, according to enterprise procedures and industry codes of practice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCMOM306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC32610 - Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations