Conduct a forest site assessment

Formats and tools

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
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 FWPFGM4207, 'Conduct a forest site assessment'.
Google Links
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Books
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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. Plan assessment

1.1 Determine required frequency and size of sample areas of assessment for particular forest area, from inventory programs, budgets and organisational guidelines.

1.2 Research methods to assess forest site for the location.

1.3 Select method to assess forest site with reference to location, topography, and the forest management plan.

1.4 Review site environmental protection measures that apply to the site.

1.5 Document plan to assess forest site.

2. Implement plan to assess forest site

2.1 Negotiate schedule for the assessment with other forest personnel.

2.2 Coordinate people, materials and equipment for the assessment.

2.3 Obtain permits or licences required for the assessment.

2.4 Direct personnel in data collection on forest site.

2.5 Ensure compliance with quality, WHS and other organisational procedures throughout the assessment.

2.6 Communicate regularly with operational staff and contractors to ensure smooth operation and progress.

2.7 Review data for accuracy, translate and report.

3. Review assessment

3.1 Assessment procedures are reviewed for potential improvements

3.2 Assessment method is reviewed and diagnosed for potential improvements.

3.3 Assessment outcomes are reported to the appropriate personnel