Work with Aboriginal ceremonial secret sacred materials

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 AHCASW305A, 'Work with Aboriginal ceremonial secret sacred materials'.
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



1. Conduct background research and consultation with Traditional Owners, Community, Cultural Managers/Knowledge holders

1.1 Traditional ownership of cultural material and objects is confirmed and appropriate Owners/Cultural Managers and Communities are consulted

1.2 Gender requirements for consultations, handling of and access to materials are identified according to Aboriginal cultural protocols

1.3 Consultation with Traditional Owner/s, Community groups and experts to determine suitable holding for materials not authorised for general exhibition is undertaken

1.4 Permissions from cultural authorities for access and use of Aboriginal secret, sacred and ceremonial materials are sought and obtained

1.5 Consultation with Community to determine culturally appropriate approaches to handling of material and any limitations on access to materials is undertaken

1.6 Confidentiality and neutrality in consultations and dealings with Traditional Owners and Cultural Managers is demonstrated

2. Handle Aboriginal secret sacred cultural material

2.1 Any ceremony and/or procedure associated with seeing, handling and/or moving the material is allowed for and/or carried out

2.2 Cultural material is identified, moved, stored, maintained and returned according to Aboriginal cultural requirements and agreements entered into

2.3 Aspects of cultural material requiring repair or attention are noted and passed onto supervisor or person with relevant expertise

2.4 Action within scope of own job role is taken or referred to relevant personnel as required

2.5 Specific Aboriginal cultural requirements are communicated to colleagues

2.6 Appropriate handling and moving equipment is selected and used safely

2.7 Adherence to cultural restrictions and limitations on secret, sacred and ceremonial material is observed

2.8 The handling of cultural material in a manner that protects individual items and assists efficient loading and unloading processes if moving is demonstrated

3. Contribute to a third party storage agreement for holding secret sacred material

3.1 Arrangements for ensuring ongoing consultation and maintenance of relationships with the Traditional Owners/Cultural Managers are established

3.2 The term of the agreement for holding/storing materials is established

3.3 Specific requirements for, quarantine procedures, condition reporting and conservation, security arrangements, cyclical auditing, environmental monitoring, database management are established and documented

3.4 An access agreement defining personnel access and conditions of access is established

3.5 Removal of material from the Keeping Place and any cultural and management protocols to be followed are defined in the access agreement and followed

3.6 Confidentiality measures for storage, access, display and use of secret, sacred and ceremonial materials are followed

4. Contribute to documenting a generational succession plan for passing on ownership of secret sacred material

4.1 Options for inheritance of ownership are discussed with Traditional Owners and/or Elders

4.2 Participate in documenting the process, guidelines and timeframes agreeable to Traditional Owners and Cultural managers for handover of ownership, control and access to secret sacred materials