Prune shrubs and small trees

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 RTF2017A, 'Prune shrubs and small trees'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify pruning requirements


Plants that require pruning from the ground are identified according to enterprise work procedures.


The purpose and method of pruning are determined according to enterprise work procedures.


Services are located using site plans and in consultation with the supervisor.


Access to the site is determined in consultation with the supervisor.


OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed and reported to the supervisor.


Prepare for pruning


Pruning tools and equipment are selected according to the location, access and size of material to be pruned.


Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on pruning tools and equipment according to manufacturers specifications and enterprise work procedures.


Pruning tools and equipment are prepared for use.


Suitable safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, used and maintained.


Undertake pruning of shrubs and small trees


Safety equipment is erected around the pruning site during and between work periods.


Plant material to be pruned or removed is identified according to the pruning program.


The pruning program is undertaken according to enterprise work procedures and OHS requirements.


Pruning tools and equipment are operated safely and effectively.


Where required, hygiene practices are observed during pruning operations.


Complete pruning shrubs and small trees


Prunings and waste material removed from the site are disposed of in an environmentally aware and safe manner according to enterprise work procedures.


Correct manual handling techniques are used when lifting or moving heavy loads.


Pruning tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored according to enterprise work procedures.


A clean and safe area is maintained throughout and on completion of work.


Work outcomes are recorded or reported to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF2017A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
  • SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • HLT21207 - Certificate II in Health Support Services