Operate in isolated and remote situations

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 AHCWRK203, 'Operate in isolated and remote situations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate in isolated and remote situations' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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 for operating in remote environments

1.1 Collate and record information relating to the operating environment and location

1.2 Establish detailed operating and travel plans, including a disaster plan and fallback position requirements in consultation with supervising staff

1.3 Notify the appropriate authorities of the action plans and time schedules

1.4 Identify and source relevant maps

1.5 Assess factors that may impact on public and personal health and safety and the environment, for consideration in preparations

2. Prepare for operating in remote environments

2.1 Prepare personal needs for activities or travel in remote areas

2.2 Prepare transportation and equipment for use in prescribed work location or along prescribed routes

2.3 Obtain and study relevant maps prior to departure

2.4 Record planned activities and itinerary prior to departure

2.5 Identify weather patterns and indicators

3. Prepare for emergency situations

3.1 Confirm that provisioning meets expected operational and possible emergency needs

3.2 Use initial planning and regular monitoring to ensure structured usage of available provisions and resources

3.3 Structure an operating plan to include training in remote area survival techniques prior to operating in remote situations

3.4 Include emergency management procedures as an integral part of operating plans and enterprise policy

4. Operate in remote environment

4.1 Complete activities according to instructions and established time schedules

4.2 Use bushcraft skills to modify the living environment where necessary

4.3 Carry out all activities in remote situations in accordance with prescribed procedures

4.4 Handle emergency situations in accordance with prescribed procedures

4.5 Follow established reporting procedures on completion of planned activities and on return to base