Manage mushroom crop development

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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
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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 AHCPHT407, 'Manage mushroom crop development'.
Google Links
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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. Manage casing application

1.1 Select casing materials and recipe

1.2 Assess condition and quality of spawn run before casing

1.3 Where supplement is to be added to substrate at casing, product and its rate of application are selected and instructions are given to appropriate personnel

1.4 Check casing mixture is checked against farm standards for moisture, structure and depth, and remedial action is taken if required

2. Control environment during casing colonisation growth phase

2.1 Crop is installed in growing room according to farm procedures

2.2 Air conditioning system in the growing room is set up and checked for correct functioning

2.3 Temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide content are measured, recorded, and where required, adjusted

2.4 Mycelium growth is assessed and decisions are made on the timing and quantity of water to be applied

2.5 Pest and disease status is monitored and recorded and, where required, remedial action is taken

3. Initiate fruit body formation and manage pinning and pre-picking growth phases

3.1 Assess growth and make changes to temperature and ventilation to initiate fruit body formation according to farm procedures

3.2 Record and adjust temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide content

3.3 Identify and analyse variations from expected or required ranges of temperature, relative humidity and carbon dioxide content and take appropriate remedial action

3.4 Assess mycelium development and pin development and determine timing and quantity of water and additives to be applied to water

3.5 Monitor and record pest and disease status and take remedial action where required

4. Assess crop maturity, flush development and quality, and monitor the harvesting process

4.1 Assess crop maturity to determine when and what to pick

4.2 Instruct pickers about tasks to be performed

4.3 Monitor picking results to ensure instructions continue to be appropriate and are being carried out

4.4 Consult markets to ensure product meets market needs and specifications

4.5 Monitor crop quality, recognise disorders stimulated by environmental conditions and implement remedial action if required

4.6 Monitor and record pest and disease status during this stage and take remedial action where required

4.7 Plan daily work schedule for waterers and coordinate picking and watering schedules

4.8 Review harvest process for compliance with quality standards and identify, document and implement areas for improvement where appropriate

4.9 Provide feedback to pickers on individual and team performance