Assessor Resource

Work autonomously

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: May 2019

The application of this unit in the workplace - the environments, complexities and situations involved - will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

This text will be useful for the purposes of job descriptions, recruitment advice or job analysis; where possible, it will not be too job specific to allow other industries to import it into other Training Packages, where feasible.

This unit covers competency for working as a member of a team or as an individual for periods of time without direct supervision and for mentoring and coaching either in an operational or non-operational environment.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)


Prerequisite Unit/s

PUATEA001B Work in a team

Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.

Evidence Required

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.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in communication of performance expectations and providing feedback to team members

Consistency in performance

Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

On the job or in a simulated work environment. Where workplace observation is insufficient simulations or case studies may be used

Specific resources for assessment

No special requirements

Guidance information for assessment

Information that will assist or guide assessment will be written during Phase II of the Review of the PUA00 Public Safety Training Package.

Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assingnment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Required Skills

communicating instructions and directions

communicating performance expectations

completing a range of documentation

encouraging team members

informal performance counselling

providing feedback on performance

representing issues to management

team building

Required Knowledge

defined OH&S policies and procedures

knowledge of current principles and practices

legal requirements and ramifications of team activities

method of monitoring performance

organisation's policy for referring performance issues

organisation's policy relevant to hours of work and work allocation

organisation's requirements for documenting team performance and activities

procedures and methods of setting performance expectations

required to work in a team

team members' duties and responsibilities

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Scope of allocated task may include

extent of activity

content of activity

degree of responsibility for task

Performance requirements include





performance indicators

production rates

Work area may be dependent upon

activity conducted

road accessibility

logistical support

water availability

vicinity of built-up areas

areas of reduced visibility

distance to operation


vehicle parking

Performance issues may include

occupational health and safety

hours of work details

concerns about ability to complete work

inadequate resources

Appropriate personnel may include


human resource personnel

team leader


team members

Required documentation may include



incident reports



written reports


standard operating procedures


Activities may include

non operational activities:



preparing documentation

operational activities:

responding in a combat or support role to natural emergencies



technological/industrial emergencies

civil/political emergencies and non-emergency operations including community events

public relations activities

sporting events



Conditions under which operational activities may be may include

hazardous conditions including adverse weather

after dark operations

emergency operations

difficult terrain

time pressure

varying time frames from immediate/short term to long term response operations

varying access to equipment necessitating the use of improvised techniques

varying levels of resources

single or multi organisation responses

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Work requirements are identified and undertaken 
Instructions and directions are understood and implemented 
Communication is maintained with team leader advising of progress of task/activity 
Personal safety and safety of others is maintained 
Any legal requirements and/or ramifications of activities are communicated to team leader 
Work area is determined or selected in accordance with operational or organisation's requirements 
Equipment is operated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications 
OH&S and the organisation's policies and procedures 
Responsibilities are accepted according to the organisation's policy and procedures 
Team leader is appraised of the outcome of task/activity 
Any activity that exceeds the scope of the defined task is referred to the supervisor 
Performance requirements are based on objectives and goals and agreed with supervisor 
Individual performance is monitored against defined performance requirements and appropriate action taken to maintain performance if required 
Performance of others is monitored and appropriate action is taken through coaching and mentoring to ensure team objectives and goals are met 
Supervisor is provided with feedback and constructive advice 
Issues which cannot be rectified or addressed are referred to the supervisor for appropriate action according to the organisation's policy 
Supervisor is advised of any changes in priorities or tasks 
All required documentation relevant to performance is completed 
Responsibility for the performance of the team is accepted 
Goals are set, tasks identified and presented to team members 
Instructions and directions are communicated to team members clearly and unambiguously 
Team members' concerns and queries are recognised, discussed and dealt with 
Any legal requirements and/or ramifications of team activities are communicated to team members 
Duties, rosters and responsibilities are allocated to team members having regard to the skills and knowledge required to properly undertake the assignment or task and according to organisation's policy and procedures 
Feedback on own performance is provided as required 
Level of authority is recognised and adhered to 
Operational debrief is conducted in accordance with the organisation's requirements 


Assessment Cover Sheet

PUATEA002B - Work autonomously
Assessment task 1: [title]

Student name:

Student ID:

I declare that the assessment tasks submitted for this unit are my own work.

Student signature:

Result: Competent Not yet competent

Feedback to student









Assessor name:



Assessment Record Sheet

PUATEA002B - Work autonomously

Student name:

Student ID:

Assessment task 1: [title] Result: Competent Not yet competent

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Feedback to student:









Overall assessment result: Competent Not yet competent

Assessor name:



Student signature: