Conserve and re-establish natural systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LGAPLEM503B, 'Conserve and re-establish natural systems'.
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



1 Prepare an inventory of natural systems and their components

1.1 Natural systems and components are identified within community and council expectations and requirements.

1.2 The significance of natural systems is specified in accordance with scientific and cultural criteria and community expectations.

1.3 Existing data is identified and reviewed to enable characteristics of the natural system to be specified.

1.4 Data is collected objectively and in line with best practice processes on natural systems.

1.5 A comprehensive inventory of natural systems is prepared with full and detailed descriptors.

2 Assess challenges and opportunities for the conservation and re-establishment of natural systems

2.1 Data is assessed against objective criteria and community expectations within relevant policies and legislation.

2.2 Challenges and opportunities are identified in accordance with legislative and authority expectations so that all factors are fully assessed.

2.3 Challenges and opportunities are prioritised based on type, level, land tenure and classification of natural systems in accordance with community expectations.

2.4 The balance between conservation and other land use options is determined in an objective manner.

3 Prioritise environmental issues

3.1 Criteria are established to enable environmental issues to be prioritised.

3.2 Environmental issues for action are prioritised and responsible personnel are identified.

3.3 Outcomes and monitoring and review processes for environmental issues are identified.

4 Develop strategies for the environmental management system

4.1 Consultation with the community and relevant authorities is undertaken to determine appropriate objectives and levels of performance.

4.2 Practical and appropriate strategies to conserve and re-establish natural systems are determined.

4.3 The effectiveness of strategies is assessed through a comparison with methods in practice elsewhere and past experience in the local area.

4.4 Proven techniques for the conservation and re-establishment of natural systems are identified within accepted procedures and environmental standards.

4.5 Alternative and innovative approaches are developed where appropriate to meet local requirements.

4.6 Strategies are presented to relevant personnel for endorsement and forwarded to relevant personnel for implementation.

5 Monitor and review the effectiveness of strategies to conserve and re-establish natural systems

5.1 Regular data is collected and analysed to provide accurate measures of performance.

5.2 Comparisons are made with strategy objectives to assess effectiveness.

5.3 Changes to implemented strategy are made as required in a timely manner to ensure outcomes are achieved.

5.4 Information obtained during monitoring and review is used to develop new strategies that are based on accumulated knowledge and experience.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLEM503B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)