Implement a plant nutrition program

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 AHCPCM301, 'Implement a plant nutrition program'.
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. Prepare for implementation of the plant nutrition program

1.1 Identify goals, target site, soils, plant species and varieties for implementing the program

1.2 Identify materials for soil and plant treatments and locate the storage site or supplier details

1.3 Locate services using site plans and in consultation with the supervisor

1.4 Identify work health and safety hazard, assess risks and implement control measures

1.5 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)

2. Monitor soil pH

2.1 Monitor soil pH in the implementation site in relation to plant nutrition

2.2 Identify, select, compare and source products useful in changing soil pH

2.3 Assess product application methods according to product type and type of growing media

3. Determine nutritional problems in plants

3.1 Identify common nutrient deficiency and toxicity problems in plants, using visual inspection

3.2 Consult supervisor or horticulturist, as required, to determine causes of nutritional or toxicity problems

3.3 Identify, compare, select and source soil ameliorants to improve soil fertility

4. Prepare to use fertilisers

4.1 Select a fertiliser that is compatible with plant species and type of growing media

4.2 Assess fertiliser application methods, taking into account the fertiliser type, soils and the environmental implications

4.3 Apply fertilisers appropriate to the plant growing cycle and the organisation’s fertiliser calendar

5. Prepare application equipment

5.1 Select tools, equipment and machinery

5.2 Carry out pre-operational and safety checks on tools, equipment and machinery

5.3 Calibrate tools, equipment and machinery

6. Apply specific products at appropriate rates

6.1 Select specific products based on their analysis to meet plant needs

6.2 Calculate product application rates to optimise plant benefit and minimise environmental impact

6.3 Apply specific products at the correct rate, timing and method according to the product type and analysis and with consideration of the environmental implications

6.4 Record product applications

6.5 Monitor, document and report target plant response to the plant nutrition program, as well as non-target effects responses including environmental impacts or pests