Control weeds

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 AHCPMG301, 'Control weeds'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Control weeds' 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. Assess weed infestation

1.1 Record details of weeds and potential for weeds in target area

1.2 Identify the scope, stage and size of the weed infestation that adversely impacts on the landscape or production

1.3 Determine if plant health or growth or production requirements are compromised by level of infestation

1.4 Identify tolerable levels of infestation according to client, legislation, market, environmental and Integrated Pest Management requirements

1.5 Seek professional advice or conduct research on possible approaches to control of the weed infestation

1.6 Identify non-target plant and animal species present in the area

1.7 Assess the site for access, suitability of control measures, work health and safety and environmental risk

2. Plan control measures

2.1 Determine suitable control options according to Integrated Pest Management principles, legislative requirements and industry practice

2.2 Identify, assess, and control risks to all stakeholders and the environment, including risks to self, the public, non-target plant and animal species

2.3 Identify appropriate tools, equipment machinery and resources for the planned control measure

2.4 Select appropriate personal protective equipment in accordance with work health and safety requirements

2.5 Prepare or select an integrated plan for the control measures or strategies according to Integrated Pest Management principles and environmental sustainability practices

2.6 Prepare documentation for control measures, including work health and safety, safety data sheets, and chemical use according to workplace and legislative requirements

3. Implement weed control

3.1 Assess if conditions are appropriate for control plan to proceed and make any necessary adjustments to the plan

3.2 Implement control measures in accordance with Integrated Pest Management plan and standard industry practice

3.3 Ensure that control measures minimise non-target species and environmental damage

3.4 Maintain records and documentation of the control measures applied

4. Monitor control measures

4.1 Monitor control measures to identify signs of adverse impact on humans, animals, non-target plants or environment

4.2 Assess effectiveness of control measures in accordance with Integrated Pest Management guidelines and available industry standards

4.3 Report assessment of control measures to client or organisation