Assess new industry developments

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 AHCWRK504, 'Assess new industry developments'.
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. Analyse the industry sector

1.1 Develop and maintain knowledge of own and related industry sectors, products, equipment, supply chain, organisations, people, resource management processes and policies, work practices, legislation and regulations

1.2 Identify and undertake opportunities for participation in relevant organisations

1.3 Identify and access likely sources of credible information as required

1.4 Recall and apply relevant historical events, sensitivities and positions of people involved

1.5 Analyse state, territory, national and international issues for their relevance to the industry and impact on the enterprise

2. Assess new developments for impact on enterprises and industry sector

2.1 Source industry research and development information and evaluate for relevance

2.2 Evaluate risks and opportunities of new developments in industry processes, technologies and quality and environmental requirements

2.3 Identify emerging stakeholders and interest groups and assess for their potential benefit or impact on the enterprise and industry sector as a whole

2.4 Analyse trends in production, marketing, resource management and research

2.5 Identify potential impacts of proposed government initiatives and assess for significance

2.6 Assess success and failure of relevant or related initiatives in other industries or enterprises for their relevance

2.7 Monitor changing community and customer beliefs, attitudes and expectations

2.8 Follow enterprise work health and safety policies

3. Report on new developments

3.1 Integrate evaluated research information in the enterprise or industry sector planning processes

3.2 Share research information with others and explore and encourage opportunities for cooperative approaches

3.3 Consider implications for use of research information in a wider context with other producers, associates or colleagues

3.4 Prepare a report on new industry developments