Undertake carbon storage sampling of forests and plantations

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 FPIFGM5218A, 'Undertake carbon storage sampling of forests and plantations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for carbon storage sampling activities

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to planning and managing a carbon storage sampling activity are identified and followed

1.2. Purpose, objectives and scope of sample collection activity is confirmed from discussions with stakeholders

1.3. Desktop study of existing forests and plantations is conducted

1.4. Assessment program is designed

1.5. Sampling site locations are confirmed and where required, approval obtained for site access

1.6. Characteristics of sites are assessed for impact on sampling and testing

1.7. Human and physical resource requirements are determined and arranged

2. Prepare for carbon storage sampling activities

2.1. Surveying activity and contractors are arranged

2.2. Forests and plantations are located using site maps and plans

2.3. Areas of forests and plantations for sampling are identified

2.4. OHS hazards are identified and risks assessed and the controls implemented are reported

2.5. All administrative requirements are completed and approvals obtained

3. Conduct carbon storage sampling collection

3.1. Safe working environment is established and monitored throughout sampling activities

3.2. Sampling activities are coordinated at sites prior to commencement of and during, the work activity

3.3. Sampling equipment is inspected and tested to ensure functionality, safety and compliance with manufacturer's instructions

3.4. Surveys and sampling are conducted in line with site and legislative requirements

3.5. Hazards and emergency situations are recognised and responded to in line with site and legislative requirements

3.6. Results of samples and surveys are recorded in line with sampling plan

3.7. Sampling activities are monitored on a regular basis against sampling plan and any required modifications or improvements implemented

4. Interpret results

4.1. Sampling data is analysed

4.2. Assessment is reviewed against assessment program and organisational requirements

4.3. Information and data is analysed to determine effectiveness of assessment and improvements to future programs

4.4. Recommendations for future programs are prepared based on findings of analysis and consultation conducted

4.5. Assessment processes are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel

5. Use growth models to predict biomass and carbon storage

5.1. Information and data from assessments is used in growth models to predict biomass growth and carbon storage

5.2. Predicted data using growth models are regularly checked against new assessment data

5.3. Growth models are modified to better represent the forests or plantations being assessed

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIFGM5218A appears in the following qualifications:

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