Implement a plant establishment program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 AHCPGD301, 'Implement a plant establishment program'.
Google Links
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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. Prepare to establish a planting area

1.1 Identify the planting site, planting methods and plant species and cultivars from the site plan

1.2 Select appropriate materials, tools, equipment and machinery

1.3 Carry out pre-operational and safety checks on tools, equipment and machinery

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

1.5 Select and use suitable safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)

1.6 Maintain a clean and safe work area throughout work

2. Prepare the planting area

2.1 Determine the layout of services, check depths against the site plan and report discrepancies to the supervisor and the relevant authority

2.2 Carry out earthworks as directed

2.3 Select and apply additives as required by site conditions

2.4 Water the planting site where required

2.5 Mark out the positions of plants on site

2.6 Remove debris and pollutants from the site and dispose of in an environmentally safe manner

3. Undertake planting operation

3.1 Inspect all plants for health, vigour and well-established root systems prior to being planted

3.2 Return plants with major defects to the supplier or set aside to be returned

3.3 Trim or treat plants with minor defects to maintain health and vigour

3.4 Space plants appropriately

3.5 Use planting methods that comply with the growing requirements of individual plant species and cultivars

3.6 Provide newly placed plants with post-planting care

3.7 Prune, where necessary, according to the needs of the species and cultivar to ensure plants develop a sound framework for their growth and habit

4. Review the plant establishment works

4.1 Review the plant establishment program as required

4.2 Identify, record and report plants incorrectly planted, or situations that will prevent plants from reaching their full potential

4.3 Take remedial action to ensure all requirements of the plant establishment program are implemented

5. Complete establishment works

5.1 Complete earthworks and surface finishes

5.2 Remove waste material from the planting site and dispose of in an environmentally safe manner

5.3 Clean, maintain and store equipment, tools and machinery

5.4 Record work outcomes and report to the supervisor