Manage a permaculture project or enterprise

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 AHCPER504, 'Manage a permaculture project or enterprise'.
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. Initiate permaculture project or enterprise

1.1 Undertake strategic planning assessment of permaculture project or permaculture enterprise

1.2 Initiate community and bioregional assessment of project or enterprise

1.3 Determine the scope of the project or enterprise

1.4 Determine feasibility of project or enterprise

1.5 Determine stakeholders in project or enterprise

2. Cost and quote for permaculture project or enterprise start up

2.1 Prepare costings and quotations using realistic price structure

2.2 Include a contingency amount in case of need

2.3 Include allowances for work in kind and volunteers, ensuring that the right livelihood of all is considered

2.4 Prepare a detailed budget with stages of implementation

2.5 Submit quotation and cost outline to client and be prepared to justify costs

3. Manage permaculture project or enterprise

3.1 Secure human and material resources required to achieve strategies

3.2 Execute action plans to achieve strategic ends

3.3 Follow budget and project stages

3.4 Direct process outlined in action plans and timelines

3.5 Integrate project human and material resources to achieve planned project outcomes

3.6 Establish communication process including responsibilities for conflict resolution

3.7 Take feedback on management practices and processes

4. Monitor permaculture project or enterprise

4.1 Observe execution of project or enterprise action plan processes

4.2 Review and correct problematic planning processes

4.3 Measure project or enterprise activities

4.4 Measure costs against budget and communicate with client regarding any over-runs

4.5 Monitor project or enterprise variables

5. Undertake permaculture project or enterprise

5.1 Confirm completion of action plan processes

5.2 Determine success of project or enterprise strategies in relation to stage benchmarks, budget and timelines

5.3 Document permaculture project or enterprise management initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and completion or ongoing progress

5.4 Conclude permaculture project or continue to manage and monitor permaculture enterprise