Undertake direct seeding

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 AHCNAR304, 'Undertake direct seeding'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake direct seeding' 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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for direct seeding

1.1 Receive, interpret and clarify requirements for seeding

1.2 Select equipment and materials according to rehabilitation plan and site conditions and work health and safety requirements

1.3 Identify and manage work health and safety risks and hazards

1.4 Conduct pre-start equipment checks

1.5 Identify site environmental and heritage issues and implement control measures

1.6 Collect seed from local plants near the rehabilitation site for use in rehabilitation activities

1.7 Determine type and proportion of cover crop according to rehabilitation plan and site conditions

1.8 Take steps to avoid introduction of foreign plant species or incompatible species

1.9 Prepare rehabilitation site

2. Conduct direct seeding operations

2.1 Follow work health and safety policies and procedures when conducting seeding operations

2.2 Ensure direct seeding method provides adequate plant coverage according to plant type and rehabilitation plan

2.3 Minimise damage to site using direct seeding equipment and appropriate techniques

2.4 Conduct seeding activities in appropriate season and growing conditions

2.5 Carry out seeding and fertilising according to site conditions, flora type and rehabilitation plan and environmental guidelines

2.6 Apply appropriate seed mix and fertiliser according to soil, site and weather conditions, accessibility and future land use

3. Complete operations

3.1 Clean and store attachments and other equipment to manufacturer, enterprise and biosecurity requirements

3.2 Complete records and documentation