Establish a rural permaculture system

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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 AHCPER307, 'Establish a rural permaculture system'.
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 to establish a rural permaculture system

1.1 Read and interpret the design for the permaculture system

1.2 Identify the site, planting methods and system features

1.3 Select materials, tools, equipment and machinery

2. Coordinate establishment of the rural permaculture system

2.1 Coordinate work tasks in a sequential, timely and effective manner

2.2 Establish the permaculture system according to work health and safety requirements and with due consideration for environmental implications

2.3 Maintain a clean and safe work area throughout

3. Prepare the area

3.1 Undertake earthworks if required

3.2 Select and apply additives to the soil as required

3.3 Mark out patterns or positions of elements on site according to permaculture design

4. Undertake positioning of elements in the rural permaculture system

4.1 Inspect elements prior to planting, introduction or installation and remove elements with major defects

4.2 Trim or treat plants with minor defects to maintain health and vigour

4.3 Position elements to enable them to develop their full potential according to zone and sector analysis, pattern understanding and the permaculture design

4.4 Provide elements with post-installation care

5. Monitor establishment of the rural permaculture system

5.1 Monitor the system and take corrective action as needed

5.2 Identify situations which will prevent elements from reaching their full potential

5.3 Complete works for the permaculture design

6. Complete establishment of the rural permaculture system

6.1 Remove or dispose of waste material from the site

6.2 Clean, maintain and store tools, equipment and machinery

6.3 Report work outcomes