Develop and implement a plant health management strategy

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Assessment Tool
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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Develop a plant health and management program

1.1 Identify plant health issues from published data, historical records and industry consultation

1.2 Define management issues relative to desired quality, quantity and productivity requirements of marketing and production plans

1.3 Develop a program which defines enterprise guidelines and specific responsibilities of operational elements to achieve required outcomes

1.4 Establish systems to monitor business goals

1.5 Seek professional assistance where appropriate

1.6 Assess information to determine potential key information for input to planning decisions

1.7 Consider and document the environmental implications of chemical use, alternative methods and non-chemical preventative methods

1.8 Assess information to determine potential key information for input to planning decisions

2. Determine plant health strategies

2.1 Analyse gathered information for suitable approaches to plant health management

2.2 Consider strategies in the light of their impacts

2.3 Determine strategies for plant health management to integrate the most suitable methods with the proposed plants and the existing soil types

2.4 Establish environmental controls and include in the plan

2.5 Identify workplace health and safety hazards, assess risks and incorporate suitable controls into the plan

3. Provide input to other planning processes

3.1 Use details regarding plant health management strategies as input to other organisational planning processes

3.2 Collect and use information regarding other planning processes to inform the plant health management planning process

3.3 Communicate information about the range of planning processes verbally or in writing according to requirements and circumstances and the people involved

4. Determine scheduling and key responsibilities

4.1 Determine scheduling for plant health management, taking into consideration the range of seasonal, geographic, and resourcing factors

4.2 Determine key responsibilities for specific implementation processes

4.3 Determine record keeping requirements and put procedures in place to ensure compliance with the range of applicable regulations

4.4 Document the strategic plan, including scheduling and key responsibilities

4.5 Confirm the plan includes the type, format, frequency and detail of any reporting required by both managers and operators

5. Monitor and adjust plant health management strategies

5.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of the plant health management strategies at key points and make adjustments as necessary

5.2 Identify and monitor environmental impacts and workplace health and safety hazards relating to plant health management and assess and manage risks throughout the implementation process

5.3 Make modifications to the strategy as and when necessary for environmental, workplace health and safety, resourcing, or effectiveness reasons

6. Evaluate plant health management strategies and record result

6.1 Analyse data, observations and documentation from the implementation of the plant health management program against the plan, based on organisation guidelines

6.2 Prepare recommendations for future strategies based on the analysis of the data

6.3 Prepare a report that documents the implementation of the strategies