Prepare and maintain a seed reference collection

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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
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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. Acquire responsibility for a seed reference collection

1.1 Review standard operating procedures for maintaining a seed reference collection

1.2 Check existing seed reference materials to ensure labels and records are up to date

1.3 Confirm procedures for introducing new seeds to the collection

1.4 Establish record keeping and staff access arrangements

2. Maintain a seed reference collection

2.1 Review storage conditions to ensure that they comply with SOPs

2.2 Monitor storage conditions to ensure specimens remain in good condition

2.3 Update collection and records as new seeds are added

2.4 Advise management of indicators of deterioration of seeds in collection

3. Update the reference collection

3.1 Update reference collection as new seeds are identified and identification has been appropriately verified

3.2 Document information about seed specimen and add to the reference collection

3.3 Source new verified specimens as required to maintain currency and relevance of the collection

4. Provide seed reference materials on request

4.1 Provide seed reference material with action taken to prevent contamination

4.2 Verify external requests for access to the seed reference collection and seek approval before being processed

4.3 Maintain records of access to collection and removal of seeds from collection

5. Maintain a safe work environment

5.1 Observe safety and biosecurity protocols when handling and processing seed reference materials

5.2 Dispose of redundant, diseased and outdated seed safely and appropriately