Undertake carbon stock sampling of forests and plantations

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 FPIFGM5219, 'Undertake carbon stock sampling of forests and plantations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Plan for carbon stock sampling activities

1.1. Applicable work/occupational health and safety (WHS/OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to planning and managing a carbon stock sampling activity are identified and followed

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

1.3. Desktop study of existing forests and plantations is conducted

1.4. Measurement program is designed

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

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

1.7. Human and physical resource requirements are determined and arranged

2. Prepare for carbon stock 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. WHS/OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed, and the controls implemented are reported

2.5. Administrative requirements are completed and approvals obtained

3. Conduct carbon stock 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 instructions

3.4. Surveys and sampling are conducted in line with site, enterprise 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 required modifications or improvements are implemented

4. Interpret results

4.1. Forest carbon stocks are estimated from data collected

4.2. Assessment is reviewed against assessment program and organisational requirements

4.3. Information and data are 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 is conducted

4.5. Assessment processes are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel

5. Use growth models to predict biomass and carbon stocks

5.1. Appropriate growth model is selected

5.2. Information and data from assessments are used in growth models to predict biomass growth and carbon stocks

5.3. Data is analysed to determine if predicted forest carbon stocks are comparable to available data