Identify and record Aboriginal sites, objects and cultural landscapes

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 AHCASW303, 'Identify and record Aboriginal sites, objects and cultural landscapes'.
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


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify Aboriginal sites, objects and materials and cultural landscapes on Country

1.1 Identify and consult appropriate cultural authorities

1.2 Obtain approval to be on Country and perform identification and recording work

1.3 Determine boundaries and extent of Country according to Community guidelines and Aboriginal cultural protocols

1.4 Determine details of land management and maintenance practices

1.5 Identify Aboriginal materials and objects accurately

1.6 Identify Aboriginal cultural landscapes and Aboriginal sites accurately

1.7 Determine the interrelationship of discrete Aboriginal sites to cultural landscapes and Indigenous land management

1.8 Carry out work on and off Country in accordance with work health and safety policies and procedures

2. Use the relevant Information Management System (IMS)

2.1 Determine the relevant government jurisdiction

2.2 Research and determine the relevant information management system (IMS) in operation and the organisation responsible for maintaining the system

2.3 Apply access restrictions to the IMS and confidentiality measures for recording secret, sacred materials

2.4 Access the IMS and select relevant options

2.5 Initiate and maintain, transfer of site, features and/or cultural landscape information

3. Record information on Aboriginal sites, objects and cultural landscapes

3.1 Use information and data collected about the Aboriginal site, objects, features or landscape according to Community guidelines and Aboriginal cultural protocols

3.2 Acknowledge and avoid practices which could damage the level of trust and respect between stakeholders, negotiating parties and the Community

3.3 Categorise and record site context, location and information data

3.4 Categorise and record feature data

3.5 Record Aboriginal Community interpretations, related history and culture and recommendations

3.6 Use standard industry terminology and Aboriginal names for recording and documenting information, where appropriate