Carry out post-harvest operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCPHT205, 'Carry out post-harvest operations'.
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. Prepare for postharvest operations

1.1 Identify post-harvest treatments and operations to be performed and client specifications

1.2 Select materials, tools, equipment and machinery

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

1.4 Comply with Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) and food safety requirements applicable to crop under cultivation

1.5 Follow site quarantine protocols and farm and personal hygiene requirements

2. Transport harvested produce

2.1 Transport produce from field to post-harvest processing or storage area with care

2.2 Maintain temperature of harvested produce at levels set by industry and enterprise work procedures

2.3 Maintain containers and other materials and equipment

3. Grade, label, treat, weigh and pack produce

3.1 Grade and label produce according to client specifications

3.2 Apply post-harvest treatments to produce

3.3 Identify quality parameters of produce and specifications for packaging materials, containers, filling techniques and labelling

3.4 Select packaging materials and containers for specific produce

3.5 Weigh filled containers, record weight and repack to correct weight

3.6 Use correct filling techniques for specific containers and produce

3.7 Apply wraps and lids and label containers according to client specifications

4. Store produce in a facility

4.1 Place containers onto pallets or racks to ensure stability and optimum airflow

4.2 Transport to and arrange pallets or racks in storage facility

4.3 Read storage facility monitoring gauges and report abnormal readings

4.4 Check condition of stored produce and remove damaged produce and containers from storage facility

4.5 Clean storage facility and packing containers