Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

CULMS410A Mapping and Delivery Guide
Provide research assistance

Version 1.0
Issue Date: December 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency CULMS410A - Provide research assistance
Description This unit refers to providing assistance in collecting, analysing and presenting research data and findings.This unit refers to providing assistance in collecting, analysing and presenting research data and findings
Employability Skills Not applicable.
Learning Outcomes and Application Not applicable.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites Not applicable.
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Confirm aims and desired outcomes of research
  • Details of research purpose, aims and desired outcomes are clarified and confirmed with relevant personnel
  • Details of scope of research assistance, method, procedures, timeframes and available resources are clarified and confirmed
  • Details of roles and responsibilities in reaching expected outcomes of the research assistance are identified and confirmed
       
Element: Collect and analyse information
  • Information is sought from appropriate sources in accordance with agreed procedures for research assistance
  • Information obtained is appropriate, comprehensive and meets its intended purpose
  • Records of the investigations are kept and maintained in accordance with agreed procedures
       
Element: Present findings
  • Summaries of the required research information are provided when appropriate
  • Research findings are presented to relevant people in appropriate language, style and format
  • Supporting information, explanations and arguments are provided as appropriate
  • Documentation is prepared according to agreed format and institution's procedures and practices
  • Reports and other records are filed according to institution's procedures
  • Issues arising from the research which require further action or research are identified and notified to appropriate personnel
       


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 of evidence:

Evidence to demonstrate consistent achievement of this unit's outcomes includes:

competence in using computers for data entry and retrieval and producing documents

Concurrent assessment of units:

It is recommended that this unit is assessed in conjunction with the unit titled:

Use information technology

Underpinning knowledge and skills:

Skills and knowledge are required in:

research protocols and procedures

subject matter relating to topic under research

analysing and presenting information

the institution's preferred format and style for documenting research findings

listening, questioning and clarification

reading, understanding and interpreting written documents associated with the tasks

speaking in a friendly and culturally appropriate manner

writing notes, business letters, research reports

using computers for word processing and data entry and retrieval

working collaboratively in a team

time management

Resource implications:

Competency in this unit should be assessed using all the relevant resources commonly provided in a museum, public gallery, contemporary art space, science exploration centre and/or keeping place. Specific tools may include:

relevant policies and procedures manuals

organisation's mission statement

other organisational documentation, eg organisational charts, floor plans and relevant instructions for staff

Method and context of assessment:

Evidence of competence may be obtained through a variety of methods including:

oral or written questions

practical demonstration

third party report addressing performance criteria

portfolio

case study project

Competency in this unit needs to be assessed over a period of time, in a range of contexts and on multiple occasions involving a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary forms of evidence.

Assessment should occur either on the job, off the job or in a combination of on and off the job.

Critical aspects of evidence:

Evidence to demonstrate consistent achievement of this unit's outcomes includes:

competence in using computers for data entry and retrieval and producing documents

Concurrent assessment of units:

It is recommended that this unit is assessed in conjunction with the unit titled:

Use information technology

Underpinning knowledge and skills:

Skills and knowledge are required in:

research protocols and procedures

subject matter relating to topic under research

analysing and presenting information

the institution's preferred format and style for documenting research findings

listening, questioning and clarification

reading, understanding and interpreting written documents associated with the tasks

speaking in a friendly and culturally appropriate manner

writing notes, business letters, research reports

using computers for word processing and data entry and retrieval

working collaboratively in a team

time management

Resource implications:

Competency in this unit should be assessed using all the relevant resources commonly provided in a museum, public gallery, contemporary art space, science exploration centre and/or keeping place. Specific tools may include:

relevant policies and procedures manuals

organisation's mission statement

other organisational documentation, eg organisational charts, floor plans and relevant instructions for staff

Method and context of assessment:

Evidence of competence may be obtained through a variety of methods including:

oral or written questions

practical demonstration

third party report addressing performance criteria

portfolio

case study project

Competency in this unit needs to be assessed over a period of time, in a range of contexts and on multiple occasions involving a combination of direct, indirect and supplementary forms of evidence.

Assessment should occur either on the job, off the job or in a combination of on and off the job.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assignment, 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.

Not applicable.

A person demonstrating this unit of competency will operate within the institution's:

goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes

ethical standards

access and equity principles and practices

cultural diversity principles

communication channels

compliance with legislation, codes and workplace standards

Research assistance may be required for investigation into:

the institution's collection

objects for acquisition or disposal

issues relating to public programs

fields of study associated with the institution

scientific or technical processes such as conservation

Research assistance will generally be provided to other staff in the institution when the purpose and objectives of the research are determined and directed by others.

A person demonstrating this unit of competency will operate within the institution's:

goals, objectives, plans, systems and processes

ethical standards

access and equity principles and practices

cultural diversity principles

communication channels

compliance with legislation, codes and workplace standards

Research assistance may be required for investigation into:

the institution's collection

objects for acquisition or disposal

issues relating to public programs

fields of study associated with the institution

scientific or technical processes such as conservation

Research assistance will generally be provided to other staff in the institution when the purpose and objectives of the research are determined and directed by others.

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
Details of research purpose, aims and desired outcomes are clarified and confirmed with relevant personnel 
Details of scope of research assistance, method, procedures, timeframes and available resources are clarified and confirmed 
Details of roles and responsibilities in reaching expected outcomes of the research assistance are identified and confirmed 
Information is sought from appropriate sources in accordance with agreed procedures for research assistance 
Information obtained is appropriate, comprehensive and meets its intended purpose 
Records of the investigations are kept and maintained in accordance with agreed procedures 
Summaries of the required research information are provided when appropriate 
Research findings are presented to relevant people in appropriate language, style and format 
Supporting information, explanations and arguments are provided as appropriate 
Documentation is prepared according to agreed format and institution's procedures and practices 
Reports and other records are filed according to institution's procedures 
Issues arising from the research which require further action or research are identified and notified to appropriate personnel 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

CULMS410A - Provide research assistance
Assessment task 1: [title]

Student name:

Student ID:

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

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Result: Competent Not yet competent

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Assessment Record Sheet

CULMS410A - Provide research assistance

Student name:

Student ID:

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

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Overall assessment result: Competent Not yet competent

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Date:

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