Interpret and use aerial photographs for forest management

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FPIFGM4209B, 'Interpret and use aerial photographs for forest management'.
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



1. Plan aerial photography

1.1. Applicable occupational health and safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to interpreting and using aerial photographs for forest management are identified and followed

1.2. Forest management objectives are established in line with organisational requirements

1.3. Available aerial photographs are located and obtained in line with standards and requirements and organisational guidelines

1.4. Factors and type of photography appropriate for current forest management are determined

1.5. Aerial photographs are assessed for suitability and selected to meet forest management application

2. Interpret forest management information from aerial photographs

2.1. Aerial photographs are positioned for viewing and scale is calculated and documented in line with site procedures

2.2. Key aspects of aerial photographs are established and documented in line with site procedures

2.3. Type of photography suitable for forest management application is identified using established stratification in line with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.4. Photomapping standards are interpreted and applied for consistent data-gathering

2.5. Forest attributes are identified and required forest management information is derived and interpreted in line with interpretation convention and guidelines

2.6. Aerial photographs are interpreted and mapped in line with organisational guidelines

2.7. Field observations, verification and validation are recorded and reported in appropriate formats in line with organisational guidelines

3. Update maps and plans from aerial photographs

3.1. Maps and plans are assessed and updated as required, using appropriate symbols, colours and conventions, to meet forest management project requirements

3.2. Appropriate tools are used to transfer data in line with manufacturer recommendations

3.3. Documentation is completed, processed and maintained in line with organisational requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIFGM4209B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations