Plan a plant establishment program

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 AHCPGD402, 'Plan a plant establishment program'.
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. Carry out preliminary planning activities for the plant establishment program

1.1 Consult with client and clarify preferences and requirements for the plant establishment program

1.2 Research plant species and cultivars; and local by-laws and restrictions that may affect the plant establishment program

1.3 Identify environmental implications of the planned program and, if necessary, report to relevant personnel for further research

1.4 Develop a concept plan that reflects client preferences and requirements and takes into account site factors and any identified environmental requirements

1.5 Present the concept plan to the client for discussion and approval

2. Determine requirements of the plant establishment program

2.1 Identify plant species and cultivars appropriate to the site and consistent with the agreed concept plan

2.2 Calculate and cost the required quantity and confirm availability with suppliers

2.3 Select plant establishment procedures that suit the characteristics of available plant materials, the resources and equipment available and environmental factors that would affect the success of the plant establishment program

2.4 Identify post-planting care requirements

2.5 Identify and cost resources, tools, equipment and machinery required for planting and post-planting care and confirm availability confirmed with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel

2.6 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and develop controls, estimate costs and documented in the plan

2.7 Outline staged implementation and development, where appropriate, and provide access for future works provided

2.8 Determine timelines for preparations, planting and post-planting care, taking into account the needs of the plant species and cultivars, site conditions, and any other planning requirements

3. Prepare and document the plant establishment program and specification

3.1 Produce a scaled site plan which can be readily interpreted and understood by on-site personnel

3.2 Develop and document detailed on-site procedures and schedules required for the planting of the site and post-planting care of plants

3.3 Prepare detailed plan, specifications and quotation based on the requirements of the program, and present to the client for acceptance