Design and conduct a field-based research trial

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 AHCWRK603, 'Design and conduct a field-based research trial'.
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. Design the trial

1.1 Identify problems and opportunities that support undertaking a trial and define the trial subject and projected outcomes as required by enterprise guidelines, market research, client requirements, cost analysis and cost benefits to the enterprise

1.2 Undertake research into available evidence to establish the performance criteria of the subject, product or treatment to be trialled and the trial design

1.3 Locate trial sites according to trial design requirements and enterprise capabilities and identify site factors and incorporate into the trial design

1.4 Identify and obtain approvals and permits required to conduct the trial

1.5 Establish data collection and recording specifications according to the trial design and follow proper conventions and controls to satisfy statistical audit requirements and eliminate variables according to sound clinical practice

2. Prepare to conduct the trial

2.1 Identify workplace health and safety hazards, assess risks and develop control measures, and cost and document in the trial design

2.2 Identify environmental implications associated with implementation of the trial and document in the trial design

2.3 Identify and cost materials, tools, equipment and machinery required for the trial and confirm availability with suppliers, contractors and appropriate personnel

2.4 Establish and prepare trial sites for implementation of the trial

2.5 Document detailed trial site plans, trial specifications and trial procedures clearly and comprehensively in the trial design

3. Conduct the trial

3.1 Undertake staged data collection throughout the course of the trial

3.2 Monitor trial implementation for accuracy, compliance to the trial design and out-of-specification procedures or events

3.3 Record all monitoring and trial data

4. Assess practical application of trial outcome

4.1 Undertake statistical auditing for the trial outcomes and follow proper conventions and controls to eliminate variables according to sound clinical practice

4.2 Draw conclusions from relevant information that are based on appropriate evidence and reasoned arguments

4.3 Assess trial outcomes for practical application, based on conclusions drawn from the trial