Monitor and manage soils

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 RTF5521A, 'Monitor and manage soils'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Monitor and manage soils' 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

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance Criteria

1

Research information about soil

1.1

Information about soil is obtained from various sources and filed.

1.2

Information about soil is analysed for relevance to particular enterprise operation.

1.3

Particular soil properties, identified as relevant to the enterprise, are researched for further enquiry.

1.4

Relevant soil properties are identified for testing.

1.5

Soil tests are conducted or samples are collected and sent for analysis.

2

Apply information from soil testing to production and/or management plan

2.1

Results from soil testing are interpreted and correlated with soil records and production history.

2.2

Appropriate adjustments are made to production or management plans.

3

Develop soil amendment strategies

3.1

Soil properties capable of being ameliorated are identified for action.

3.2

Relevant soil ameliorants or cultural practices are identified, as appropriate, for inclusion in production/management plan.

3.3

Soil ameliorants are quantified and purchased.

3.4

Soil ameliorating activities are costed and included in production/management plan.

4

Monitor soil amendment strategies

4.1

Records of soil management activities are made and filed.

4.2

Tests are undertaken to monitor the performance of soil amelioration activities.

4.3

The production/management plan is modified accordingly and recorded for later use.


Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF5521A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40708 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Track Maintenance)
  • RGR50408 - Diploma of Racing Services (Track Management)