Construct conservation earthworks

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 AHCSAW301, 'Construct conservation earthworks'.
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 construction

1.1 Confirm construction details and sequence

1.2 Identify and locate worksite, site indicators and survey pegs according to maps and plans of the site

1.3 Confirm work readiness of machinery and equipment

1.4 Assess and minimise risks to others and the environment

1.5 Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment

1.6 Verify that equipment and attachments match terrain and program tasks

2. Carry out conservation earthworks construction work

2.1 Follow industry endorsed earthwork methods and patterns for specific machines

2.2 Monitor and maintain optimum machinery loads in accordance with prevailing conditions

2.3 Ensure that safe machinery operating techniques are deployed to match terrain, site conditions other operators and workers

2.4 Ensure that excavation, transport, dumping and compaction of material is conducted appropriately and according to enterprise, client and legislative requirements

2.5 Carry out work in accordance with work health and safety policies and procedures

3. Apply finishing techniques

3.1 Finish batters and surfaces

3.2 Retain site features and vegetation

3.3 Clear site and remove debris

3.4 Complete topsoiling of disturbed areas and surfaces

4. Finalise work

4.1 Complete work records

4.2 Clean, store and maintain machinery, tools and equipment