Prepare the enterprise for organic certification

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 AHCORG502, 'Prepare the enterprise for organic certification'.
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. Investigate and access information sources and support for conversion to organic production

1.1 Establish contact with other organic producers and marketers of organic products

1.2 Identify and use other sources of support and advice including agricultural extension officers and training programs

1.3 Assess literature, publications and internet sources of information to support decision-making for usefulness and reliability

1.4 Obtain certification process requirements from certification bodies and select appropriate certifier

1.5 Investigate roles and responsibilities of inspector, certifier and accreditation bodies, including role of government departments

2. Conduct a risk assessment of the site

2.1 Identify and document previous land use and chemicals applied on the site

2.2 Undertake and document risk assessment for potential on-farm contaminants

2.3 Assess potential contamination risk from off-farm land use and agricultural practices

2.4 Incorporate risk management procedures to minimise potential contamination from internal and external sources into a certification preparation plan

3. Develop and implement hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) based procedures

3.1 Identify and document production processes and activities, and those sections of supply chain under one's control, according to certification bodies' requirements and the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce

3.2 Identify, document and compare quality, organic and statutory product standards to be met to actual standards achieved by product and enterprise

3.3 Identify and document corrective actions or improvements to processes and activities

3.4 Develop and implement procedures and processes for monitoring and annual review, including an internal review protocol where appropriate

3.5 Where required integrate a food safety management program

4. Manage customer feedback

4.1 Develop and implement procedures to obtain, analyse and respond to customer feedback on quality and integrity of organic product

4.2 Develop, communicate to relevant parties and monitor product recall procedures