Collect and manage data

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 AHCWRK502A, 'Collect and manage data'.
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. Determine the type and extent of data to be collected

1.1. Data requirements are clearly defined and communicated to all staff involved in data collection.

1.2. Relevant data sources are identified.

1.3. Type and extent of data required is clearly defined.

1.4. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards associated with data collecting are identified.

1.5. Data collection methods and techniques are clearly defined relative to data requirements.

2. Access and collate data

2.1. Data collection sheets are formatted to assist collection.

2.2. Data is researched and/or collected from field sources according to enterprise guidelines and with standard research approaches.

2.3. Data is collated by appropriate electronic means.

2.4. Appropriateness of data is monitored and recorded during collection.

2.5. Information is researched using appropriate methods and technologies.

2.6. Sources of information are regularly reviewed for usefulness, validity, reliability and cost.

2.7. Channels and sources of information are used effectively.

2.8. Opportunities are taken to establish and maintain contacts with those who may provide useful information.

2.9. Appropriate OHS requirements and work practices are followed.

3. Evaluate data

3.1. Data collected is relevant, valid and sufficient.

3.2. Where data is unclear or difficult to interpret, clarification and assistance is sought.

3.3. Where data is inadequate, additional data is obtained.

3.4. Information is analysed for its validity and reliability.

4. Manage and retrieve data

4.1. Data is stored by appropriate electronic means.

4.2. Data is presented using appropriate graphical aids and techniques.

4.3. Data is assembled and provided to the manager/client as required and in accordance with standard research approaches.

4.4. Data is retrieved as required.

4.5. New methods of recording and storing data are suggested/introduced as needed.

5. Analyse and interpret data

5.1. Data is analysed using appropriate statistical and analytical techniques.

5.2. Data is interpreted to determine its significance, validity and reliability.

5.3. Findings based on the analysis and interpretation of the data is reported.

5.4. Data is organised into a suitable report format to aid decision-making.

5.5. Conclusions drawn are based on reasoned argument and appropriate evidence.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCWRK502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC50810 - Diploma of Production Nursery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51310 - Diploma of Pest Management
  • AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation Management
  • AHC51210 - Diploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC50910 - Diploma of Retail Nursery Management
  • AHC50210 - Diploma of Pork Production
  • SFI50211 - Diploma of Fishing Operations
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture