Develop and manage a forestry chain of custody certification process

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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
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Competency Mapping Template
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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 FWPCOT6202, 'Develop and manage a forestry chain of custody certification process'.
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. Confirm certification requirements

1.1 Identify key requirements of relevant laws to confirm understanding and ensure consistency of interpretation and application to chain of custody requirements.

1.2 Clarify the relationship between chain of custody certification and forestry certification systems to ensure integration and compatibility of both systems.

1.3 Investigate each operational area for applicability to certification requirements under law and determine management system options.

1.4 Identify organisational requirements for traceability chain of documentation and all other required components.

2. Develop chain of custody certification system

2.1 Design all required components of certification system for effective and efficient operation and document all specifications.

2.2 Write a values statement, in consultation with senior managers, that outlines the organisation’s commitment to certification.

2.3 Develop policies and procedures for completing and maintaining required traceability chain documents.

2.4 Develop policies and procedures for meeting reporting requirements.

2.5 Develop policies and procedures for auditing processes and managing and documenting breaches.

2.6 Document a process for evaluating system effectiveness.

2.7 Prepare a chain of custody certification systems manual to compile all documents.

2.8 Request authorised external entities to review chain of custody certification system and make any necessary adjustments.

3. Develop chain of custody certification system

3.1 Develop an implementation plan and budget and allocate resources, roles and responsibilities.

3.2 Develop strategies for promoting a positive organisational culture at all employee levels to ensure certification system effectiveness.

3.3 Appoint internal auditors for chain of custody system and coordinate training.

3.4 Develop an induction and training process for auditors, system managers and operational personnel.

3.5 Consult with system managers to ensure effective implementation of certification system.

3.6 Prepare operational reports and those for identified compliance breaches and disseminate to relevant internal personnel and external certification authorities.

4. Evaluate system

4.1 Monitor and review operation of certification system in line with system and regulatory requirements.

4.2 Analyse audit and other operational data.

4.3 Consult with auditors and system managers to seek feedback on operational effectiveness of system.

4.4 Make required changes to system based on consultation and analysis.

4.5 Prepare reports on review of certification system in line with system and regulatory requirements.