Assist with prescribed burning

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 PUAFIR213, 'Assist with prescribed burning'.
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. Assist with preparations for the burn

1.1 Equipment and media to be used in the burn are prepared for use as directed.

1.2 Safety equipment is checked and prepared for use.

1.3 Location and extent of the burn is discussed and clarified with supervisor.

1.4 Strategies and tactics for conducting the burn, including contingency plans, are obtained in a briefing and clarification is sought if required.

1.5 Assetsrequiring protection during the burn are recognised and noted.

1.6 Personal role, crew activities and extent of the burn are checked with supervisor.

2. Participate in conducting the burn

2.1 Assistance with pre-burn checks is provided as directed by supervisor.

2.2 Burn operations, including lighting and suppression activities, are undertaken in accordance with organisational safety and operating guidelines.

2.3 Ignition devices are used in accordance with organisational safety and operating guidelines.

2.4 Ignition techniques suitable for the burn objectives are implemented in accordance with directions provided.

2.5 Problems or concerns during the burn are raised with supervisor.

2.6 Communication is maintained at all times in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.7 Conditionsat the burn are observed and their effect on fire behaviour and development are noted and reported to supervisor.

2.8 Weather conditions and changes to fire behaviour are observed and reported to supervisor.

2.9 Safe escape route or refuge is identified and maintained at all times.

2.10 Personal protective equipment is utilised throughout the burn in accordance with organisational guidelines.

2.11 Burn perimeter is made safe in accordance with burn plan.

2.12 Hazards remaining in the burn area are noted and reported to supervisor.

2.13 Burn debrief is participated in.

3. Participate in clean-up activities

3.1 Clean-up activities are carried out under direction in accordance with organisational procedure.

3.2 Personal protective equipment is cleaned and returned to storage.

3.3 Equipment used in the burn is cleaned, maintained and returned to storage.