Apply biodiversity protection principles

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 FWPCOT3256, 'Apply biodiversity protection principles'.
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



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 work

1.1 Identify and review information on regulatory requirements for the application of biodiversity protection principles for various forest types.

1.2 Identify and interpret key principles and requirements that apply to ecological and biodiversity protection.

1.3 Identify sensitive ecological and biodiversity sites, habitats, landscape features and protection zones in the forest operational plan and maps.

2. Implement biodiversity protection principles

2.1 Review work order and identify and clarify ecological and biodiversity requirements.

2.2 Identify endangered communities, threatened species, ecological habitats, sensitive landscape features and protection zones in the field.

2.3 Identify and report existing and potential ecological risks and hazards.

2.4 Apply protection measures for endangered communities, threatened species, ecological habitats and sensitive landscape features and protection zones in line with codes of practice and operational plan.

2.5 Select, apply and verify protection zone methods and materials with appropriate personnel.

2.6 Identify situations requiring specialist advice and seek assistance in line with organisational requirements.

3. Monitor work practices

3.1 Monitor and adjust work practices to meet changing conditions

3.2 Monitor and maintain ecological and biodiversity protection work practices in line with codes of practice and operational plan

3.3 Identify and report non-compliant work practices to appropriate personnel

3.4 Identify improved work practices and make recommendations to improve operations

4. Maintain records

4.1 Update operational plans with any new threatened species or habitat protection prescriptions.

4.2 Record and report biodiversity protection activities to appropriate personnel.