Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact

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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
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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 FWPCOT5209, 'Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

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. Develop tree harvesting plan

1.1 Analyse workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental and regulatory requirements for the design and operation of harvest activities.

1.2 Research and analyse tree harvesting requirements.

1.3 Consult stakeholders as an integral part of the planning process.

1.4 Identify and calculate available timber.

1.5 Develop tree harvesting plan to ensure maximum yields while minimising environmental impact and by-product.

1.6 Gain approval for plan and inform work teams.

2. Initiate pre-harvesting activities

2.1 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

2.2 Install or identify buffer zones, protected areas and erosion control measures.

2.3 Acquire resources in line with plan requirements, and estimate equipment and resource requirements.

2.4 Apply for and gain planning permits and access permission.

3. Manage tree harvesting operations

3.1 Manage harvesting operational activities to comply with environmental and organisational requirements.

3.2 Monitor sustainability indicators for compliance with sustainability plan.

3.3 Rectify reported exceptions to work order and tree harvesting plan within legislative and planned timeframes.

4. Review tree harvesting operations

4.1 Report sustainability indicators for all harvesting stages, including pre- and post-harvesting, in line with organisational and contractual requirements.

4.2 Report performance indicators to appropriate stakeholders in line with legislative and contractual requirements.

4.3 Report sufficient feedback to provide data for assistance with planning of future harvesting.

5. Review tree harvesting plan

5.1 Analyse data from tree harvesting operations to assist with planning future harvesting operations.

5.2 Implement techniques to review effectiveness of harvesting operations in maximising yields and minimising environmental impact and by-product.

5.3 Use information to change harvesting plan as required.