Use technology in Aboriginal sites work

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 AHCASW306, 'Use technology in Aboriginal sites work'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Use technology in Aboriginal sites work' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Apply information literacy skills to meet job needs

1.1 Determine exact nature and extent of information technology needs for Aboriginal sites work undertaken in accordance with Aboriginal cultural protocols

1.2 Identify the relevant information management systems (IMS) and their applications for Aboriginal sites

1.3 Develop effective search strategies and use appropriate search tools to locate and record information in applications or programs used by enterprise

1.4 Follow Aboriginal cultural requirements for accessing and handling Aboriginal cultural material and cultural information

1.5 Recognise and apply copyright and licensing requirements related to access and use Aboriginal cultural material and cultural information

2. Set up and use handheld technology

2.1 Identify and set up the basic operating and menu settings

2.2 Navigate and manipulate the screen environment according to needs

2.3 Customise screen icons and access to applications where applicable

2.4 Use technology to locate and record location and details of the site or cultural landscape and save and edit the output, where applicable

2.5 Assess the usefulness and relevance of information resources to the site’s work context and client needs

2.6 Evaluate search results and adjust search strategies to meet information needs

2.7 Use more advanced features as required

3. Access and use basic connectivity devices

3.1 Set the basic operating and menu settings

3.2 Connect external digital devices, such as computer devices or storage devices to retrieve, copy, move and save information

3.3 Check physical connectivity of computer devices or storage devices to ensure operation and performance

3.4 Connect printer either through a computer device or directly, set printer settings and print data

3.5 Access audio-visual devices to view and play a multimedia file

3.6 Use manuals, training booklets and/or online help or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with applications

4. Maintain and operate UHF/VHF radio and compass onsite in the context of site work

4.1 Make sure suitable radio equipment for communication needs is available on site

4.2 Use radio devices and terminology effectively and correctly to meet communication needs of self and team on site

4.3 Apply storage and transport requirements for compass equipment

4.4 Identify a suitable directional compass for orientation needs on-site

4.5 Use directional compass in conjunction with a geographical and topographical map to accurately move around onsite and map coordinates

5. Maintain knowledge of IMS trends and emerging technologies

5.1 Source information about current industry trends and emerging technologies in relation to IMS and data collection methods

5.2 Replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

5.3 Carry out, or arrange for routine maintenance to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

5.4 Accurately identify equipment faults, perform maintenance in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or report fault to designated person