Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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
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 FPICOT5209A, 'Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Develop tree harvesting plan

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisationalrequirements relevant to managing tree harvesting while minimising environmental impact are identified and followed

1.2. Tree harvesting requirements are researched and analysed

1.3. Consultation processes are undertaken as an integral part of the planning process

1.4. Available timber is identified and calculated

1.5. Tree harvesting plan is developed to ensure maximum yields while minimising environmental impact and by-product

1.6. Approval for plan is gained and work teams are informed

2. Initiate pre-harvesting activities

2.1. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with the manufacturer's specifications and OHS requirements

2.2. Buffer zones, protected areas and erosion control measures are installed or identified

2.3. Resources are acquired in line with plan requirements, and equipment and resource requirements estimated

2.4. Planning permits and access permission are applied for and gained

2.5. Communication with stakeholders is established and maintained in line with OHS, environmental and organisational requirements

3. Manage tree harvesting operations

3.1. Harvesting operational activities are managed for compliance with environmental and organisational requirements

3.2. Sustainability indicators are monitored for compliance with sustainability plan

3.3. Reported exceptions to work order and tree harvesting plan are rectified within legislative and planned timeframes

4. Review tree harvesting operations

4.1. Sustainability indicators are reported for all harvesting stages, including pre- and post-harvesting, in line with organisational and contractual requirements

4.2. Performance indicators are reported to appropriate stakeholders in line with legislative and contractual requirements

4.3. Sufficient feedback is reported to provide data for assistance with planning of future harvesting

5. Review tree harvesting plan

5.1. Data from tree harvesting operations is analysed to assist with planning future harvesting operations

5.2. Techniques to review effectiveness of harvesting operations in maximising yields and minimising environmental impact and by-product are implemented

5.3. Information is used to change harvesting plan as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT5209A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability