Apply cultural significance to Aboriginal-sites and landscapes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 AHCASW308A, 'Apply cultural significance to Aboriginal-sites and 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



1. Define significance within the industry context

1.1 The role and prominence of the Burra Charter in the culture and heritage sector in Australia is investigated

1.2 The Burra Charter definition of significance is researched

1.3 The Burra Charter process is applied and the significance features in the process are incorporated in definitions

2. Determine cultural significance

2.1 Cultural Knowledge holders inform the decision-making process to determine the cultural significance of Aboriginal-sites and places

2.2 The determination of Aboriginal people as the primary source of information about the cultural significance of an Aboriginal site and landscape is acknowledged

2.3 Traditional knowledge and practices in managing Country and environment are acknowledged and respected

2.4 Aboriginal beliefs embedded in a place of cultural significance are determined

2.5 The embodiment of cultural significance in the place itself, its fabric, setting, use, associations, meanings, records, related places and related objects is recognised

3. Conduct a significance assessment on an Aboriginal site

3.1 The difference between an assessment of cultural significance and a statement of cultural significance is determined

3.2 In consultation with colleagues, factors that may impact on the assessment are identified and incorporated into planning work

3.3 In collaboration with relevant experts, information relevant to the assessment of cultural significance is collected

3.4 The cultural significance of the site is assessed in accordance with the Burra Charter guidelines

3.5 In collaboration with relevant experts, a statement of cultural significance consistent with the assessment of cultural significance findings is prepared

3.6 Feedback from colleagues on statement of significance is sought