Manage plant cultural practices

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 AHCPGD501, 'Manage plant cultural practices'.
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. Define the plant cultural requirements of the site

1.1 Survey and record the range of plant life areas and plant species

1.2 Determine, acquire and maintain materials, equipment and labour required for implementation and maintenance

1.3 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and implement appropriate controls

1.4 Assess staff capability and skills and knowledge against implementation and maintenance requirements

1.5 Implement staff training and development as required to bridge gaps

2. Develop a plant cultural program for the site

2.1 Determine plant cultural practices over the duration of a documented planning period

2.2 Sample, prepare and test soil types and growing media through field tests by staff and laboratory tests by specialist services

2.3 Allocate resources and develop appropriate budgets for the implementation period

2.4 Source and contract required specialist cultural practice services

2.5 Develop a schedule of operations for the implementation period

2.6 Allow for environmental and cultural contingencies in the site program

3. Manage the implementation of the program

3.1 Implement routine and contracted services

3.2 Interpret test results and appropriately ameliorate soils and growing media

3.3 Allocate and supervise staff and appraise for performance

3.4 Confirm that materials and equipment are used according to work health and safety requirements and documented safe operating procedures

3.5 Log progress reports detailing the on-going results of the plant cultural program

4. Monitor, review and document the program

4.1 Itemise daily workplace records, weekly or monthly expenses, and other information relevant to the plant cultural program in registers or diaries

4.2 Evaluate costs and expenditure against budgets and document in a report

4.3 Monitor, and evaluate routine and contracted services and record performance audits

4.4 Compare the plant cultural program to previous programs and make appropriate adjustments

4.5 Document results in a report covering all items of recorded information in the program