Design specialised landscape

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 AHCPCM504, 'Design specialised 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. Develop a design brief

1.1 Consult with client to establish the purpose and requirements of the design

1.2 Conduct a site inspection and note the physical elements and features of the site

1.3 Conduct a functional analysis of the site

1.4 Develop a design brief and consult with client to negotiate agreement

2. Design with plants as a main focus of the design project

2.1 Categorise plant families and genera, species and cultivars suitable for the design

2.2 Identify a wide range of plants for different design criteria and requirements, which include the use of aesthetic, ornamental, productive and economic plant groups

2.3 Determine and select plants appropriate to the design criteria

2.4 Use botanical nomenclature when documenting plants

3. Consider a range of factors that may influence the performance of the plants

3.1 Determine the implications of climate and environment on plant selection and design

3.2 Select plants that are adaptive to micro and meso climates in domestic, and small to moderate-scale public spaces

3.3 Report on the cultural techniques required to establish and maintain plants in specialised environments

3.4 Identify soil types and condition and make recommendations for appropriate soil management techniques

3.5 Identify organic and inorganic fertilisers and make appropriate recommendations

3.6 Identify common plant disorders and make appropriate recommendations

4. Develop specifications for the design

4.1 Incorporate instructions on the use and production of compost

4.2 Define the propagation techniques required

4.3 Outline the planting techniques to be used

4.4 Specify situations where staking and guying would be required

4.5 Define the required pruning and shaping techniques to be used

4.6 Outline the biological, organic and inorganic plant and plant pest management techniques to be used

4.7 Seek expert advice on irrigation requirements for the design

4.8 Develop a weed management plan

4.9 Document the design plan and present to client