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 LGAPLEM606B, 'Develop ecologically sustainable land management systems'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Develop ecologically sustainable land management systems' 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
1 Identify current land uses, condition and practices
1.1 Existing data is collated and reviewed to identify current land uses, condition and practices.
1.2 Need for additional information is assessed as required.
2 Undertake a land capability study
2.1 Information needs to assess land capability are determined.
2.2 Suitable methods to collate information on land capability are established.
2.3 Information on land capability is collected from primary and secondary sources using objective and best practice techniques.
2.4 Data to identify major characteristics of land capability is analysed, collated and tabulated.
2.5 A clearly written and illustrated report is prepared on land capability with clearly documented conclusions supported by available evidence.
3 Develop optional land management strategies
3.1 Information on land capability, condition and uses is assessed to identify evidence of inappropriate practices.
3.2 Local, regional and national significance factors are considered in the review of land capability.
3.3 Preferred land use options are established.
3.4 Areas of degradation requiring urgent attention are classified.
3.5 Appropriate land uses are clearly established based on an assessment of land capability, planning zone modifications and existing conditions.
4 Develop action plans for identified land management strategies
4.1 Action plans to implement strategies are prepared that set priorities, time lines and relevant responsibilities.
4.2 Draft strategy documentation is prepared that clearly presents all data and recommendations.
4.3 Draft strategy is released for public comment and provides adequate time for considered input.
4.4 Final strategy and action plan are prepared incorporating public and expert input to assist in achieving strategy objectives.
5 Implement strategies to achieve ecologically sustainable land management
5.1 Educational packages are developed to inform land owners of preferred strategies for land use.
5.2 An appropriate protocol for council staff is prepared.
5.3 Cooperative and consultative arrangements are established with other land management authorities, landowners and adjacent council.
5.4 Action plans based on endorsed strategies are implemented in accordance with agreed time lines and budget.
6 Monitor and review the effectiveness of land management strategies
6.1 Regular data is collected and analysed to provide accurate measures on performance.
6.2 Comparisons are made with strategy objectives to assess effectiveness.
6.3 Changes to strategy are made as required to ensure outcomes are achieved.
6.4 Information obtained during monitoring and review is used to develop new strategies that are based on accumulated knowledge and experience.