Read and interpret maps

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 AHCNAR307, 'Read and interpret maps'.
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. Plan a route using a map

1.1 Select appropriate paper or GIS maps, equipment and navigation aids and check for accuracy, currency and operational effectiveness

1.2 Assess and select route to destination, consider information from map, plan or field observations

1.3 Examine maps, and identify relevant symbols, information and navigation data

1.4 Identify and locate current position in the field, on map or plan using landmarks and key geographical features

1.5 Identify and locate required destination on map or plan

1.6 Plan a safe route to destination

1.7 Measure and estimate distance to destination using map scale for selected route

2. Navigate using a map

2.1 Navigate and traverse planned route and schedule

2.2 Orient the map or plan to surroundings and planned route

2.3 Use and interpret navigation aids

2.4 Navigate alternative routes to bypass obstacles and improve efficiency of route or course

3. Plot sites and locations using maps and GIS

3.1 Identify and locate position or site on map comparing landmarks and key geographical features to symbols and features on map

3.2 Use GIS data to precisely record locations