Manage mushroom substrate preparation

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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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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. Confirm status of system requirements for mushroom substrate preparation

1.1 Determine details of quantities of substrate required and dates/times to be achieved for each process stage and communicate to personnel

1.2 Determine availability, quality, serviceability, and cleanliness of all rooms, work areas, machinery, equipment and materials for mushroom substrate preparation

1.3 Allocate staff duties and responsibilities

1.4 Follow site quarantine protocols and farm and personal hygiene requirements

2. Confirm quality and consistency of Phase II outputs

2.1 Ensure Phase II process conforms to required production schedule and farm procedures

2.2 Record key factors and critical points

2.3 Take random samples of end product and dispatch for analysis

2.4 Record test results, compare to standards and take remedial action

3. Monitor and manipulate spawning and spawn run

3.1 Assess condition and quality of compost before spawning and take remedial action

3.2 Take temperature readings and record and adjust if required

3.3 Measure, record and control carbon dioxide content

3.4 Monitor spawn growth and appearance of mycelium during spawn run period

3.5 Select product and its rate of application where supplement is to be added to substrate at spawning

3.6 Monitor room hygiene and occurrence of pests and diseases and implement control measures

4. Manage clean-up procedure

4.1 Manage clean-up activities at the end of each process stage

4.2 Conduct cook-out or chemical disinfestations treatment before removal of spent substrate

4.3 Return equipment and hand tools to storage area after cleaning, basic preventative maintenance and checking for future serviceability

4.4 Report faults to maintenance personnel

4.5 Complete workplace records