Plant trees and shrubs

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 AHCPGD201A, 'Plant trees and shrubs'.
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



1. Prepare for planting operations

1.1. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified and reported to the supervisor.

1.2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used and maintained according to procedures.

1.3. Tools and equipment for planting are used according to directions.

1.4. Site is marked out according to planting plan and according to directions.

1.5. Competing plants are controlled.

1.6. Soil is modified according to directions.

2. Prepare trees and shrubs for planting

2.1. Planting holes are excavated according to the needs of the plant.

2.2. Trees and shrubs are watered prior to planting.

2.3. Root ball is verified to be damp.

2.4. Trees and shrubs are removed from containers.

3. Inspect plants and report problems

3.1. Plant and root ball are inspected

3.2. Dry, water repellent and loose root balls are reported to the supervisor.

3.3. Presence of symptoms of pests or disease is reported to the supervisor.

3.4. Root treatments are applied according to directions.

4. Install trees, shrubs and/or other plants

4.1. Plants are placed in hole.

4.2. Planting hole is back-filled and soil consolidated.

4.3. Plants are watered in where required to eliminate air pockets.

4.4. Apply mulch as directed.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCPGD201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC20610 - Certificate II in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC20910 - Certificate II in Sports Turf Management
  • AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping