Plant trees and shrubs

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 RTC2012A, 'Plant trees and shrubs'.
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


Prepare for planting operations


Planting plan/instructions are obtained and confirmed with supervisor.


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


The environmental implications associated with the planting program are identified and the likely outcomes assessed and reported to the supervisor.


Tools and equipment are selected that are appropriate to the task being undertaken.


Suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, used, maintained and stored according to best practice.


Prepare planting site


Tools and equipment for planting are used and maintained according to enterprise work procedures.


Site is marked out according to planting plan and/or enterprise work procedures.


Competing plants are controlled according to supervisor's instructions.


Soil is modified where necessary according to the requirements of the trees to be planted and supervisor's instructions.


Planting holes are excavated according to the needs of the plant and enterprise guidelines.


Prepare trees and shrubs for planting


Trees and shrubs are watered prior to planting to ensure entire root ball is damp.


Trees and shrubs are removed from containers without damage or dehydration.


Examine plant and root ball and assess suitability for purpose and reject if unsuitable.


Root treatments are applied according to supervisor's instructions.


Install trees, shrubs and/or other plants


Plants are placed in hole according to enterprise guidelines.


Planting hole is back-filled and soil consolidated.


Plants are watered in where required to eliminate air pockets.


Complete planting operations


Post planting treatment is applied according to the requirements of the species and supervisor's instructions.


Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored according to enterprise and OHS requirements.


Waste is collected and disposed of or recycled to minimise damage to the external environment.


Records of planting operations are maintained in the appropriate format.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTC2012A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance
  • SIF30108 - Certificate III in Cemetery and Crematorium Operations
  • HLT21207 - Certificate II in Health Support Services