Plan the restoration of parks and gardens

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 AHCPGD502, 'Plan the restoration of parks and gardens'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan the restoration of parks and gardens' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

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 restoration works

1.1 Consult with client and confirm preferences and requirements for the park or garden

1.2 Assess the site for biophysical factors, historical and cultural attributes, services and site modifications

1.3 Research the legal attributes and local by-laws and restrictions that may affect the plan for restoration works

1.4 Identify the environmental implications of the planned restoration works and, if necessary, report to relevant personnel for further research

1.5 Develop a concept plan that reflects client preferences and requirements and takes into account heritage issues, site factors and any identified environmental requirements and present to the client for discussion and approval

1.6 Consult other professionals to assist in research and planning of restoration works to meet legislative requirements

2. Determine requirements of restoration works

2.1 Identify plants that are appropriate to the site, consistent with the agreed concept plan and the original design philosophy, and take into consideration historical and cultural values

2.2 Calculate and cost the required quantity of plants and confirm availability and genetic integrity with suppliers

2.3 Select restoration procedures that are consistent with the agreed concept plan, account for the characteristics of available plant materials, resources and equipment and account for the environmental factors affecting the success of the restoration works

2.4 Include maintenance of softscape and hardscape components of the park or garden

2.5 Identify and cost resources, tools, equipment and machinery required for the planting and ongoing maintenance of the restoration works and confirm availability with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel

2.6 Identify work health and safety hazards, assess risks and develop controls

2.7 Outline staged implementation and development, where appropriate, including providing access for future works as required by client and site requirements

2.8 Determine timelines for preparations, planting and maintenance, taking into account the needs of the restoration species, the softscape and hardscape components, site conditions, and other relevant planning requirements

3. Prepare and document the restoration plan and specifications

3.1 Prepare a detailed plan, specifications and quotation based on horticultural conventions, original design philosophy and the requirements of the restoration works, and present to the client for acceptance

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

3.3 Develop and document detailed on-site procedures and schedules required for the restoration of the park or garden and its ongoing maintenance