Transplant small trees

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 AHCPGD204, 'Transplant small trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Transplant small trees' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 for tree or shrub removal

1.1 Confirm transplanting instructions confirmed with the supervisor

1.2 Identify work health and safety hazards and report to the supervisor

1.3 Locate all underground services as outlined by supply authorities

1.4 Prepare and use tools and equipment appropriate to the task being undertaken

1.5 Select and use suitable personal protective equipment (PPE)

2. Prepare tree or shrub and undertake earthworks for removal

2.1 Prepare crown as required by the species and time of removal

2.2 Clear and water site prior to transplanting

2.3 Confirm root ball width and depth with the supervisor to ensure the root system can colonise new ground, depending on the needs of the species and size of the specimen

3. Remove tree or shrub from original site

3.1 Excavate the soil around the root zone

3.2 Prune tree roots where required to meet the appropriate Australian Standard

3.3 Stabilise tree as the root system is undercut and apply anti-transpirants as a root soak or foliar spray to ensure viability of the plant is maintained

3.4 Bind root ball with appropriate material to ensure adequate soil is retained and kept moist prior to transportation and installation

3.5 Lift tree and secure for potential storage or transportation using safe lifting techniques

3.6 Prepare and handle tree or shrub to minimise damage during handling and transportation

4. Replant tree or shrub in new environment

4.1 Provide appropriate drainage to ensure root system survival is maintained according to the needs of the species and conditions of the planting site

4.2 Modify soil according to the cultural requirements of the species

4.3 Plant tree or shrub in prepared hole

4.4 Install plant support devices as instructed

5. Complete transplant operation

5.1 Maintain transplanted plant with regular aftercare activities appropriate to the requirements of the species

5.2 Clean, maintain and store tools and equipment

5.3 Collect waste and dispose of or recycle to minimise damage to the external environment

5.4 Maintain records of transplant