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 FWPFGM4205, 'Monitor regeneration rates'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Monitor regeneration rates' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
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 monitoring
1.1 Determine frequency of assessment for particular forest area, and calculate size of sample area from inventory programs, budgets and organisational guidelines.
1.2 Research and record types of regeneration for the location to be assessed.
1.3 Select methods of measurement of regeneration measurement according to the forest management plan.
1.4 Identify and follow site environmental protection measures in the course of the monitoring
2. Implement assessment of regeneration rates
2.1 Select method of assessment according to the forest type, and local, environmental and organisational guidelines.
2.2 Coordinate people, materials and equipment for the assessment.
2.3 Develop a schedule for the assessment in conjunction with other relevant forest operations personnel.
2.4 Obtain necessary permits or licences required for the assessment.
2.5 Direct personnel undertake the assessment and collect the data on regeneration rates.
2.6 Interpret, translate and report on data retrieved from the assessment.
3. Monitor and review assessment
3.1 Ensure compliance with environmental protection measures, relevant legislation and regulations.
3.2 Communicate with operational staff and contractors during the assessment phase to ensure smooth operation and progress
3.3 Monitor and review operational activities and consult operational staff and contractors for potential improvements
3.4 Review assessment method for potential improvements.
3.5 Record and report on assessment results according to organisational procedures.