Apply silvicultural principles

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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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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 FWPCOT3255, 'Apply silvicultural principles'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for silvicultural work

1.1 Identify and review information on regulatory requirements for sustainable forest operations for various forest types.

1.2 Identify and interpret key principles and requirements that inform sustainable silvicultural methods and techniques.

1.3 Identify target species in line with approved forest operational plan and organisational procedures.

1.4 Review work order and identify and clarify sustainable forest requirements.

2. Assess forest condition

2.1 Select and use appropriate techniques and tools to measure tree and stand height.

2.2 Calculate basal area and assess tree dominance and crown vigour using an approved industry process.

2.3 Determine and record standing tree defects.

2.4 Identify and mark merchantable trees in line with organisational procedures.

3. Implement silvicultural practices

3.1 Calculate and apply tree retention and stocking criteria according to operational plan.

3.2 Select appropriate silvicultural methods and techniques to meet environmental and production requirements.

3.3 Identify situations requiring specialist advice and seek assistance.

4. Monitor work practices

4.1 Monitor and maintain sustainable forest practices.

4.2 Monitor and adjust work practices to meet changing conditions.

4.3 Identify and report non-compliant work practices to appropriate personnel.

4.4 Identify improved work practices and recommend improvements to sivicultural operations.

5. Maintain records

5.1 Revise and update forest operational plan and organisational procedures as required.

5.2 Record and report silvicultural activities to appropriate personnel.