Install structures for permaculture systems

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 AHCPER310, 'Install structures for permaculture systems'.
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. Plan and prepare for structural work

1.1 Interpret plans and clarify specifications with the manager, client or owner

1.2 Check the quantity and quality of materials to ensure they conform to permaculture design drawings and specifications

1.3 Select and check tools and equipment

1.4 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks, implement controls and take appropriate action

1.5 Identify environmental implications of installing permaculture structures

2. Set out the site for the structure

2.1 Determine the location of services from site plans and from local knowledge

2.2 Mark out the position of the structure or feature using permaculture design drawings and specifications

2.3 Excavate and prepare any footings or post holes appropriate to the type of structure to be installed

3. Prepare and cut materials

3.1 Lay out materials ready for assembly

3.2 Mark out the length of materials and the positions of joins according to designated specifications in the permaculture design drawings

3.3 Select, use and maintain cutting and other tools

3.4 Cut and join materials in preparation for assembly

4. Assemble and erect structure

4.1 Assemble materials into position and fix into place

4.2 Finish structure to ensure all materials are secure and complete

4.3 Apply any required coatings

5. Check quality of work and clean-up site

5.1 Inspect quality of finished works and ensure the standard of the finished structure or feature is appropriate to the permaculture design drawings and specifications

5.2 Clean up debris from structure and site

5.3 Dispose of waste material

5.4 Store or recycle unused materials for future re-use

5.5 Clean and store tools and equipment