Design and document an organic farm landscape

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 AHCORG503, 'Design and document an organic farm landscape'.
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. Source legislative requirements which impact on the management of an organic farm

1.1 Identify and access applicable legislative documents and codes of practice relevant to the design and planning of an organic farming enterprise

1.2 Investigate work practices and procedures which follow industry standards

1.3 Identify and interpret key clauses and requirementswhich apply to organic production and marketing

1.4 Identify relevant work practices and procedures which comply with regulatory requirements and codes of practice

2. Audit the natural resources and infrastructure of the property

2.1 Identify and record property physical and biological characteristicsand landscape features

2.2 Develop a farm soil map

2.3 Determine land capability

2.4 Conduct a risk analysis of the farm and adjoining land-use to determine potential compliance issues with organic standards, legislative and environmental requirements

3. Develop an organic landscape plan

3.1 Identify key design parameters to meet financial, social and sustainability goals

3.2 Develop and document key farm rules

3.3 Investigate short term and long term uncertainties for the farm system

3.4 Investigate design options which impact on these long term changes

3.5 Identify and use appropriate design tools

3.6 Develop a concept framework

4. Document the organic landscape plan

4.1 Review the draft plan against the financial, social and sustainability goals

4.2 Document the plan