Design an urban permaculture system

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 AHCPER403, 'Design an urban permaculture system'.
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 for an urban permaculture system

1.1 Initiate or respond to contact with the client when appropriate

1.2 Consult with the client to establish purpose, needs and requirements of design

1.3 Develop a design brief for an urban permaculture system in consultation with the client

1.4 Negotiate cost structures and timelines with the client

2. Undertake design analysis

2.1 Obtain existing maps, geospatial data and aerial photographs of property

2.2 Survey area included in Zones 1 and (if present) 2 to provide information not on existing maps using suitable survey tools and equipment

2.3 Prepare a site plan

2.4 Record site assessment on the site plan

2.5 Undertake bioregional analysis of the site

2.6 Undertake research of potential permaculture design elements

2.7 Choose appropriate permaculture design elements

2.8 Revise brief with client using completed research and analysis

3. Prepare a design concept

3.1 Determine an appropriate permaculture system concept

3.2 Prepare conceptual design drawings to illustrate conceptual themes and patterns informing the location and layout of proposed design elements

3.3 Compile a bill of quantities

3.4 Prepare a list of plant and animal species and varieties suitable for the chosen concept

3.5 Prepare a preliminary budget for conceptual design

3.6 Present the concept plan in a consistent graphic style

3.7 Consult the client and agree on options and approaches for design development

3.8 Review and revise concepts, elements and the design brief after taking feedback from client

4. Produce final design

4.1 Design an urban permaculture system based on the design brief, research, analysis, chosen elements and concepts

4.2 Produce detailed urban permaculture design documents

4.3 Present design plans, drawings and documents to the client

4.4 Take feedback from the client and revise or modify design as required