Design harvesting plans

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 FPIHAR5201B, 'Design harvesting plans'.
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 for coupe harvest design

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to designing harvesting plans are identified and followed

1.2. Local authority coverage, land ownings are obtained and boundaries are established

1.3. Coupe locations including map and grid references are identified

1.4. Land use zonings are identified or applied for

1.5. Documented environmental issues encountered with previous harvesting plans are analysed and taken into consideration

1.6. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS requirements

2. Design harvesting plans

2.1. Forest types, available species and topography are analysed and documented in line with plan and site procedures

2.2. Gross area of each coupe is calculated and nett area to be harvested devised

2.3. Volume estimates are calculated and reported for each coupe

2.4. Operational activities including site preparation environmental considerations and access are designed

2.5. Harvesting and cartage requirements are analysed and calculated

2.6. Schedule for harvesting is designed, checked and communicated

3. Review harvesting plan design

3.1. Harvesting plan designs are reviewed with other harvest plan designers

3.2. Harvesting plan designs are tested and modified to suit each coupe

3.3. Harvesting plan design is recorded and reported to appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR5201B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products