Assist with basic earth shaping for nutrient capture and storage

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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
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
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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. Assess and measure slope using simple tools

1.1 Identify issues with slope such as erosion gullies, plant growth, water pooling

1.2 Use a plumb bob and 3-4-5 triangle or similar to calculate fall

1.3 Record slope profile and fall in several places across a wide slope

2. Peg out contours

2.1 Step an A frame across the slope to find and peg the contour

2.2 Use an A-frame and water level to check contour pegging

2.3 Label or flag contour pegs to avoid confusion

3. Prepare to shape earth

3.1 Select tools and equipment for earth shaping work

3.2 Hire small machinery if necessary or if the job is a big one

3.3 Hire a contractor if the job demands and follow any legislative requirements

3.4 Check weather forecasts and condition of soil before digging

4. Shape earth for nutrient capture and storage

4.1 Use manual or mechanical digging system to shape the earth

4.2 Avoid damage to underground structures, services, roots of trees and building foundations

4.3 Follow the design requirements and clarify any anomalies

5. Test earth shaping work

5.1 Confirm that earth shaping holds water (or drains, as required)

5.2 Confirm that earth shaping of berms, swales or terraces will not erode or pool water

5.3 Rake, sweep or compact to even any discrepancies

5.4 Test earth shaped structure by watering or opening valves and adjust as required

6. Complete earth shaping work

6.1 Line earth shaped swales or ponds according to design

6.2 Plant contour banks or terraces according to design

6.3 Mulch any exposed soil or surfaces or fill, depending on climate and permaculture design requirements

6.4 Clean up any surplus or waste materials from the earth shaping work in an environmentally safe manner

6.5 Return tools, equipment and storable materials to storage