List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.
1. Determine extension objectives and methodologies
1.1 Identify required program outcomes.
1.2 Determine extension objectives to meet organisational outcomes and client needs.
1.3 Provide leadership to extension colleagues to influence and motivate their work.
1.4 Generate and interpret research data, identify client target groups and tailor information for different target groups.
1.5 Evaluate and modify dissemination methodology, techniques and strategies in accordance with type of research information and client needs and/or preferences.
1.6 Identify and manage issues relating to intellectual property.
2. Prepare for extension work
2.1 Foster and use industry networks to maintain and apply industry knowledge to encourage client decision making and the implementation of improved practices.
2.2 Develop change management approaches to assist clients to find their own solutions and to implement change.
2.3 Identify risks and determine and apply risk management strategies.
2.4 Acquire and manage resources and develop an extension strategy.
3. Facilitate innovation and change
3.1 Implement information strategy and recommend improvements to clients.
3.2 Use feedback from clients to identify problems and new issues, and provide further information and/or advice in response to client needs.
3.3 Implement change management strategies, and negotiate solutions to problems.
3.4 Modify strategies to address resistance.
4. Monitor and evaluate adoption of innovation and change
4.1 Monitor change management strategies, analyse results and manage contingencies.
4.2 Evaluate outcomes and report against extension objectives and required program outcomes, and make recommendations for modification of future strategies.
4.3 Implement and evaluate revised strategies to ensure continuous improvement.
4.4 Identify outcomes with implications for organisational policy and influence policy development.
Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.
using facilitation and presentation strategies and/or methods
using communication styles to suit different audiences and purposes
using problem solving to overcome resistance and develop professional relationships of trust
reading and interpreting scientific research information, and designing materials using different media for different audiences
applying information management strategies
using technology for materials preparation and monitoring outcomes
Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.
well-developed knowledge of the industry
advanced extension methodology
principles of change management
participatory processes in the context of extension activities
group dynamics and group processes
community development principles
research principles and methodology
evaluation processes relating to extension outcomes
broad understanding of the scientific area
specialist area of expertise
work health and safety, environmental protection and other public sector legislation, public sector standards and organisational code of practice as they relate to work in a scientific research/technological environment
This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.
Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.