Observe and report on weather

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 AHCWRK201, 'Observe and report on weather'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Observe and report on weather' 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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to work

1.1 Clarify work instructions with supervisor

1.2 Select and use tools and equipment and carry out pre-operational safety checks

1.3 Select and use personal protective equipment

1.4 Identify hazards and inform supervisor

1.5 Identify and action work health and safety policies and procedures and legislative requirements

2. Check weather and climate information

2.1 Check weather and climate information to determine likely conditions

2.2 Recognise changed weather and climate situations

2.3 Anticipate likely impact of changes in weather and climate in respect to work tasks, safety of others, property, natural resources and local environment

2.4 Report anticipated impact of weather and climate to supervisor

3. Carry out preventative action

3.1 Disseminate information and advice to relevant personnel

3.2 Determine the preventative action required according to the known effects on livestock, crops and work tasks

3.3 Implement actions to minimise loss and damage

3.4 Adjust livestock, horticultural or crop management program or schedule of work tasks according to weather and climatic changes

4. Monitor weather and climate

4.1 Access regular updates to determine ongoing suitability of current programs

4.2 Review the viability of livestock, horticultural or crop management practices to ensure suitability within meteorological conditions

4.3 Research forecasting techniques to maintain currency of information

4.4 Document relevant information