Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCNAR506, 'Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies'.
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. Assess requirements for improved land use

1.1 Audit the natural resource base and identify threats to sustainability

1.2 Review the production and management plans to incorporate sustainable land use principles

1.3 Assess water resources, quality and impacts of run off for risk of erosion

1.4 Assess soil health and fertility against the requirements of the production plan

1.5 Assess vegetation types and coverage and identify required changes

1.6 Plan and prioritise land and water protection measures and structures

2. Carry out structural improvements to address threats to sustainability

2.1 Follow work health and safety policies and procedures in field work

2.2 Inspect sites, note key features and place pegs for improvements

2.3 Determine materials for the construction from the plans

2.4 Obtain and organise materials, personnel and equipment

2.5 Check equipment to be used

2.6 Construct structural works and revegetate the area and secure from livestock

3. Treat areas of land degradation

3.1 Realign fences to land classes and soil conservation works

3.2 Protect contour banks and repair as necessary

3.3 Construct water carrying structures or repair as necessary

3.4 Establish shelter belts for crop and stock protection

3.5 Review and amend soil cultivation and planting practices to prevent erosion and minimise soil run-off

3.6 Plan grazing strategies to maximise ground cover and avoid damage through foot tracks or damage to banks

3.7 Ensure all works and plans comply with environmental protection legislation, regulations and codes of practice