Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response

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 AHCBER301, 'Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response'.
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. Identify information required

1.1 Access information about emergency disease or plant pest and appropriate response to apply during an emergency response

1.2 Use information to address specific work needs and identify further information requirements

1.3 Identify and access information and resources required from stakeholders

2. Carry out work

2.1 Communicate with stakeholders according to organisational procedures

2.2 Carry out work activities to conform to relevant legislation, regulations, procedures and codes of practice appropriate to work area and level of responsibility

2.3 Identify hazards and risks relevant to specific work being undertaken and respond as required

3. Manage own work

3.1 Interpret work instructions and seek clarification if inconsistencies are noted

3.2 Assess workload and prioritise competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives

3.3 Communicate the need for physical and human resources clearly to appropriate person

3.4 Perform own role, responsibilities and duties in a positive manner to promote cooperation within the workplace

3.5 Respect the importance of own and others' roles in achieving organisational goals

3.6 Recognise personal symptoms of stress and its potential to impact on performance and take action to minimise negative effects

3.7 Report undue personal stress to appropriate person

4. Comply with biosecurity requirements

4.1 Identify biosecurity procedures relevant to own work area

4.2 Maintain personal protective equipment and fomites according to biosecurity procedures

4.3 Report biosecurity breaches immediately to appropriate person

4.4 Complete biosecurity records according to work area requirements

5 Adapt to change as required

5.1 Identify and asses any need for change in own work practices to reflect critical emergency issues or emerging trends

5.2 Discuss and seek agreement with senior staff if changes are required

5.3 Change own work practices where required and according to agreed arrangements

5.4 Apply a flexible approach that takes account of changing priorities and circumstances when implementing instructions for changes to work practices

5.5 Monitor change to determine the effectiveness of revised work practices and advise senior staff members of findings