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 AHCASW306A, '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



1. Apply information literacy skills to meet needs

1.1 Exact nature and extent of information needs for Aboriginal-sites work undertaken in accordance with Aboriginal cultural protocols are determined

1.2 The relevant Information Management Systems (IMS) and their applications for Aboriginal-sites are identified

1.3 Effective search strategies are developed and appropriate search tools to locate and record information are selected

1.4 Aboriginal cultural requirements are followed for access and handling of Aboriginal cultural material and cultural information

1.5 Copyright and licensing issues related to access and use of Aboriginal cultural material and cultural information are recognised and applied

2. Set up and use handheld personal digital assistant (PDA) device

2.1 The basic operating and menu settings are identified and set

2.2 The screen environment is navigated and manipulated according to needs

2.3 Screen icons and access to applications are customised where applicable

2.4 The PDA is used to locate and record location and details of the Site and/or cultural landscape, and the output is saved and edited where applicable

2.5 The usefulness and relevance of information resources to the sites work context and client needs is assessed

2.6 Search results are evaluated and search strategies are adjusted to meet information needs

2.7 More advanced features available are identified and used as required

3. Access and use basic connectivity devices

3.1 The basic operating and menu settings are identified and set

3.2 External digital devices, such as computer devicesorstorage devices, are connected to retrieve, copy, move and save information

3.3 Physical connectivityof computer devices or storage devices to ensure operation and performance are checked

3.4 A printer is connected either through a computer device or directly and printer settings and print data are used

3.5 Audio-visual devices are accessed to view and play a multimedia file

3.6 Manuals, training booklets and/or online help or help-desks are used to overcome basic difficulties with applications

4. Maintain and operate UHF/HF radio and compass onsite in the context of sites work

4.1 Suitable radio equipment for communication needs is accessible on-site

4.2 Radio devices are used effectively and correctly to meet communication needs of self and team onsite

4.3 Any storage and transport requirements for compass equipment are applied

4.4 A suitable directional compass is identified for orientation needs on-site

4.5 Directional compass is used 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 Information about current industry trends and emerging technologies in relation to IMS and data collection methods is sourced

5.2 Used technology consumables are identified and replaced in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

5.3 Routine maintenance is carried out and/or arranged to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

5.4 Equipment faults are identified accurately and action is taken in accordance with manufacturer's instructions or fault is reported to designated person