Manage natural areas on a rural property

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 AHCNAR501, 'Manage natural areas on a rural property'.
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. Determine location, size and type of area to be managed

1.1 Map location confirming property ownership and boundaries

1.2 Obtain lists of native animal and plant species specific to area

1.3 Determine features, characteristics and topography of site

1.4 Source and confirm accuracy of vegetation structure and conservation value data

1.5 Obtain details of the presence of and threats from pests

1.6 Assess ecological value of natural areas on property

1.7 Compile documented evidence of physical impacts on area

2 Prepare management plan

2.1 Identify budgetary constraints for management plan

2.2 Design boundary control appropriate to natural area protection guidelines

2.3 Plan restoration and maintenance strategies in line with budget requirements

2.4 Reduce or correct physical impacts using industry endorsed strategies

2.5 Liaise with planning and specialist personnel and local authorities

2.6 Develop habitat enhancement strategies

2.7 Develop strategies to integrate management of natural areas into land use and production systems of property

2.8 Incorporate biosecurity, environmental sustainability and work health and safety procedures into management plan

2.9 Confirm management plan complies with relevant national, State, Territory and local legislation or regulations relating to environmental concerns

2.10 Prepare and present management plan

3. Implement management strategies

3.1 Develop work schedules consistent with production requirements

3.2 Coordinate people, materials and equipment to carry out work according to management strategy

3.3 Schedule works in conjunction with operational personnel, taking seasonal weather conditions into consideration

3.4 Obtain permits or licenses for natural area works

3.5 Consult with neighbours, local authorities and others, as required, during the implementation of the works

3.6 Communicate with staff, clients and contractors regularly during implementation of the works