Fell small trees

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 AHCPCM203, 'Fell small trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Fell small trees' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1.Assist in preparation of work site

1.1 Determine location of worksite and correct tree from the scope of works

1.2 Identify site hazards, assess risks and report to supervisor

1.3 Confirm work zone with work crew and monitor site

1.4 Identify first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

1.5 Record and implement work health, safety, site, environmental and traffic control measures

2.Identify tree felling requirements

2.1 Identify hazards associated with felling operation

2.2 Assess risks and report to supervisor

2.3 Examine topography and site conditions

2.4 Identify factors influencing the tree felling operation and confirm findings with supervisor

2.5 Identify trees considered outside own skill level for felling and seek assistance from appropriate personnel

2.6 Determine natural direction of fall, safe fall zone and exclusion zone and confirm with supervisor

2.7 Receive instructions for tree felling operations from supervisor and clarify instructions prior to undertaking work

3. Prepare for tree felling

3.1 Select and prepare felling equipment and component options appropriate to the task being undertaken

3.2 Prepare, transport and appropriately position support tools to minimise felling delays

3.3 Select, check, use, maintain and store suitable safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)

3.4 Clear fall zone of obstacles and articles which may be damaged by felled tree

3.5 Establish clear escape route appropriate to site

4. Fell tree

4.1 Note and monitor location of other personnel

4.2 Carry out tree felling operation

4.3 Communicate with work team during operations using voice, hand and whistle signals

4.4 Determine standard tree felling techniques, patterns and cut sequences by ground conditions and state of canopy

4.5 Take corrective action in response to changing conditions or problems encountered

4.6 Use planned escape route when tree starts to fall

4.7 Monitor fall of tree and movement on ground until felled tree is stable

4.8 Use low risk work practices in all activities

5. Complete tree felling operation

5.1 Determine appropriate method of clearing the site of felled tree

5.2 Select and use machinery required for removal of felled tree

5.3 Clear fall site of tree and all tree debris

5.4 Clean and store all machinery and equipment on completion of operation