Manage trial and research material

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 AHCWRK505, 'Manage trial and research material'.
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 scope and extent of work

1.1 Identify trial and research hypothesis and parameters as required by researchers

1.2 Plan the trial or research to meet research objectives

1.3 Assess the data relevant to managing trial or research materials according to research parameters

1.4 Assess data relevant to managing trial or research materials

1.5 Identify work health and safety, assess risks and develop controls and cost and document in the survey design

1.6 Identify and cost tools, equipment and machinery required for managing trial or research materials and confirm availability with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel

1.7 Determine research design according to the trial or research plan

2. Oversee management of trial/research materials

2.1 Prepare, maintain and monitor trial or research in line with project parameters

2.2 Conduct field work to verify and collect data as required by the trial or research design and research parameters

2.3 Monitor work activities for accuracy, validity and compliance to the parameters of the trial or research design

2.4 Undertake staged data collection as required by the trial or research design, scheduling and access requirements

2.5 Record monitoring and data

3. Prepare reports on work complete

3.1 Record collected data

3.2 Analyse data statistically to determine significance of research results

3.3 Accept or reject hypothesis based on data collected

3.4 Produce reports which conform to the structure and content required by the researcher