Maintain an Aboriginal cultural site

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 AHCASW312, 'Maintain an Aboriginal cultural site'.
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. Assess maintenance work requirements and relevant cultural protocols

1.1 Identify and consult appropriate cultural authorities according to Aboriginal cultural protocols

1.2 Obtain approval and permits from relevant Traditional Owners and Cultural Managers for work to be carried out and for access to cultural site and materials for the specific persons who will conduct work

1.3 Access records of assessment of significance incorporated into strategies and plans for area and site, to determine required and appropriate actions

1.4 Identify any prior works that are not in keeping with cultural practices or causing damage to culturally significant sites or assets and determine appropriate maintenance actions

1.5 Collect information on environmental systems and procedures and provide to the work group where appropriate

1.6 Identify machinery, tools, equipment and materials to carry out maintenance works with appropriate techniques

1.7 Estimate level of work and document materials required for maintenance work

1.8 Identify where traditional Aboriginal repair or maintenance techniques and relevant archaeological practices and procedures are to be used and where modern techniques should be applied

2. Prepare for maintenance

2.1 Organise machinery, equipment and materials to carry out maintenance works and undertake pre-maintenance checks

2.2 Prepare and assemble safety equipment and materials

2.3 Identify safety hazards and apply safe work policies and procedures for all maintenance work

3. Maintain condition of place

3.1 Undertake maintenance work according to archaeological practices and Aboriginal cultural protocols and approvals and requirements of work programs and in a manner that ensures significance of place is maintained, and that work meets environmental sustainability requirements and does not cause damage to surrounds, fabric or building, or materials

3.2 Apply continuous improvement strategies to own area of responsibility, including communicating ideas and possible solutions to the work group and management

3.3 Support team members to identify possible areas for improved practices in work area on Country

3.4 Report evidence of deterioration and wear to Traditional Owners, Cultural Managers and supervisor

3.5 Record maintenance work according to Aboriginal cultural protocols and approvals and requirements of work programs

3.6 Clean up site on completion of maintenance works according to Aboriginal cultural protocols and supervisor's instructions

4 Protect cultural place

4.1 Report any breach of legislation or enterprise regulations to Traditional Owners, Cultural Managers and supervisor

4.2 Maintain protective barriers and signs according to enterprise procedures and Aboriginal cultural practices

4.3 Provide information to workers and contractors to ensure significance of place is maintained, and that work meets environmental sustainability requirements, does not cause damage to surrounds, fabric or building, and materials, equipment and tools are removed at the completion of work