Develop a soil use map for a property

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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
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
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCSOL402, 'Develop a soil use map for a property'.
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. Collect information for soil mapping

1.1 Confirm soils samples collected for off-site assessment by soil testing agencies used recommended procedures

1.2 Collect soil physical, chemical and biological information

1.3 Determine the acceptable soil parameters for specified plants from published data and records

1.4 Collect information about areas of cultural significance and habitats of biodiversity on the property

1.5 Collate research outcomes

2. Analyse soil information

2.1 Classify the soil types of the sample area according to standards for soil classification

2.2 Compare collected results with established parameters for land use and production

2.3 Evaluate soil characteristics to determine whether they can be altered to meet land use needs

2.4 Determine readily available water values for irrigation sites

3. Plot topography and soil survey data on property map

3.1 Map interpreted results

3.2 Identify potential uses of the soil for purposes of land classing, land capability, areas of cultural significance and habitats of biodiversity

3.3 Define property boundaries and features

3.4 Identify paddocks or irrigation areas

3.5 Plot contour or spot level information

3.6 Plot soil sampling sites on map

3.7 Determine soil profile and irrigation characteristics for each sampling site and irrigation area and index to the map

3.8 Index the Readily Available Water values for irrigation sites

3.9 Plot areas of specific concern on the map and index descriptions to the map