Plan and monitor works projects in catchments and waterways

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 AHCNRM506, 'Plan and monitor works projects in catchments and waterways'.
Google Links
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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. Inspect and assess catchment and waterways sites for inclusion in a works program

1.1 Establish the environmental outcomes and priorities of the works program

1.2 Apply work health and safety policies and procedures, environmentally sustainable practices and biosecurity measures

1.3 Confirm the physical characteristics and health of catchment and waterways with a site assessment

1.4 Assess the range of operating conditions, hazards and sensitive environments for impact on proposed projects

1.5 Assess the heritage and cultural values of sites

1.6 Consult potential project partners and investors on the scope and purpose of the works program

2. Plan works project

2.1 Consult with stakeholders to determine project priorities

2.2 Obtain permits, licenses and other authorisations

2.3 Determine and source equipment and materials and personnel required for project

2.4 Confirm terms and conditions of project work with project partners and investors

2.5 Prepare plans and specifications for works project

2.6 Complete project documentation and communicate details

3. Monitor works project

3.1 Establish monitoring program that includes selecting representative water quality and macro invertebrate monitoring sites using data collection guidelines, data collection parameters and timelines

3.2 Establish data benchmarks for evaluating the outcomes of project

3.3 Ensure the ongoing requirements of contractors and project workers are met

3.4 Provide appropriate and timely support

3.5 Monitor the condition of the project site to ensure it is left in an agreed condition

3.6 Report outcomes of monitoring to enterprise requirements

4. Review works program

4.1 Evaluate individual projects to ensure compliance with agreed outcomes

4.2 Determine whether projects are meeting the environmental targets

4.3 Recommend changes to the works program to better achieve catchment and waterways priorities

4.4 Use a relational data management system for recording monitoring data and reporting to stakeholders