Maintain natural areas

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 AHCNAR301A, 'Maintain natural areas'.
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. Plan maintenance works

1.1. Movement through place is planned to minimise disturbance and degradation.

1.2. Legislative requirements, Codes of Practice and the relevant management strategy and plan are identified.

1.3. Equipment, machinery and materials for maintenance works are determined and obtained.

1.4. Where required, stakeholders are consulted about pending maintenance works.

2. Undertake maintenance

2.1. Activity maintenance works conform to relevant risk control measures and practices, and are in accordance with enterprise guidelines.

2.2. Interim protective measures are taken to avoid degradation and disturbance during maintenance works.

2.3. Activities of personnel and visitors are monitored to reduce risks to the significance of the place.

3. Report completion of activities

3.1. Site is made good on completion of works.

3.2. Equipment and machinery is cleaned and stored according to enterprise guidelines.

3.3. Excess materials are removed from site and stored or disposed of according to enterprise guidelines.

3.4. Completed maintenance works are reported to supervisors to enterprise and legislative requirements and best practice guidelines and Codes of Practice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCNAR301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • AHC31510 - Certificate III in Indigenous Land Management
  • AHC31610 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
  • AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC31710 - Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
  • AHC31010 - Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
  • SFI30311 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)
  • AHC32513 - Certificate III in Aboriginal-sites Work