Carry out natural area restoration works

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCNAR201A, 'Carry out natural area restoration works'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for natural area restoration works

1.1. Services are located using site and natural area restoration plans and in consultation with the supervisor.

1.2. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and safety concerns reported to the supervisor.

1.3. The environmental implications of natural area restoration works are identified and the likely outcomes assessed and reported to the supervisor.

1.4. Natural area restoration tools, equipment and machinery are selected and prepared for use according to enterprise work procedures and native plant species to be established.

1.5. Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on tools, equipment and machinery according to manufacturers specifications and enterprise work procedures.

1.6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used and maintained according to procedures.

2. Apply weed control measures

2.1. Species and quantities of weeds requiring control are identified according to enterprise work procedures.

2.2. Herbicides are prepared, where necessary, according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise work procedures.

2.3. Weed control measures are undertaken according to the weed and non-target species physiological characteristics, and enterprise work procedures.

2.4. Work practices and control measures employed cause damage only to the target weed species.

3. Prepare the soil for natural area restoration

3.1. Soil treatments are selected according to the soil condition, species requirements and enterprise work procedures.

3.2. Intact natural soil profiles are protected from damage.

3.3. Soil treatments are applied either broadly or at specific restoration sites according to enterprise work procedures.

4. Replace native vegetation on the natural area restoration site

4.1. Vegetation replacement methods are determined and assisted natural regeneration, planting, seeding or transplanting treatments are prepared according to the restoration plan and enterprise work procedures.

4.2. Assisted regeneration treatments are applied to remnant vegetation and intact soil profiles where required according to enterprise work procedures.

4.3. Seed (and fertiliser if required) is sown either by hand in discrete areas or broadly using sowing and/or ripping trailed machinery.

4.4. Containerised plants or transplants are positioned according to the restoration plan and planted firmly ensuring good contact between roots and surrounding soil according to enterprise work procedures.

4.5. Hand watering or irrigation, where specified, is undertaken to establish newly sown or planted vegetation.

4.6. The natural area restoration works are undertaken according to OHS requirements.

5. Complete natural area restoration work

5.1. Plant guards and/or fencing are installed and maintained according to the natural area restoration plan and enterprise work procedures.

5.2. Multiple follow up weed control treatments are undertaken, as necessary, according to enterprise work procedures.

5.3. Waste material is removed from the natural area restoration site and disposed of in an environmentally aware and safe manner according to enterprise work procedures.

5.4. Tools, equipment and machinery are cleaned, maintained and stored according to enterprise work procedures.

5.5. A clean and safe area is maintained throughout and upon completion of work according to enterprise work procedures.

5.6. Work outcomes are recorded or reported to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCNAR201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31710 - Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration