Plan and manage infrastructure requirements

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 AHCAGB502A, 'Plan and manage infrastructure requirements'.
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. Determine infrastructure requirements

1.1. Information regarding the characteristics of the products and their respective market requirements is accessed.

1.2. Characteristics of the land under production and the production processes to be used are confirmed from colleagues and other planning processes.

1.3. Historical data, including recent data, from organisational records is identified and accessed for input to infrastructure planning processes.

1.4. Information regarding other organisational planning processes and potential for improvements or innovations, is collected and used to inform the infrastructure planning process.

1.5. Requirements of the organisation are taken into consideration during analysis.

1.6. All available information is analysed, and the infrastructure required to efficiently achieve the targeted production requirements are identified and compared with those existing and available in the organisation.

1.7. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards identified, risks assessed and suitable controls are incorporated into the planning process.

1.8. Replacements, purchases and sales of plant and vehicles are planned and budgeted for according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.9. Details regarding infrastructure requirements are used as input to other organisational planning processes.

2. Obtain, prepare or build infrastructure

2.1. Solutions to bridging the gaps between required and existing infrastructure are identified.

2.2. Preferred solution to filling gaps in required infrastructure is determined from a cost benefit analysis.

2.3. Negotiations are undertaken to obtain infrastructure or componentry at the best rate for the organisation.

2.4. Preparation work required for existing infrastructure is organised and undertaken as necessary.

2.5. Works required are planned and commissioned according to organisation requirements.

2.6. All alterations to infrastructure or new developments give due consideration to environmental and waste management requirements.

3. Manage infrastructure

3.1. Infrastructure maintenance programs are determined including scheduling and responsibilities.

3.2. Replacements, purchases and sales of plant and vehicles are undertaken according to plans made, and are in line with organisation policies and guidelines.

3.3. Any reallocations of land required are undertaken with the planning and consultation required by the organisation, and within all relevant guidelines and regulations.

3.4. Situations that require unplanned maintenance are managed within organisation guidelines and policy.

3.5. Checks are made to ensure that program specifications are adhered to and amendments are made where necessary.

3.6. Checks are made to ensure that all OHS requirements are adhered to, including the appropriate use of personal protective equipment.

3.7. Checks are made to ensure that potential detrimental environmental impacts are minimised or eliminated.

4. Record and manage information

4.1. Data, observations and documentation recorded during the production cycle are analysed against the plan according to organisation guidelines.

4.2. Recommendations for future plans are prepared based on the analysis of the data.

4.3. A report is prepared that documents the plans implementation according to the organisations requirements and guidelines.

4.4. Records and documentation are created, maintained and kept as described in the infrastructure plan, the OHS requirements, and machinery and equipment management programs.

4.5. Records and documentation are completed clearly and accurately throughout production in the organisation.

4.6. The record keeping system that is used ensures that required information is available, accessible, meaningful and useful.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCAGB502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC60310 - Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51410 - Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC60210 - Advanced Diploma of Horticulture
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture