Analyse data for business decision making

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 AMPMGT809, 'Analyse data for business decision making'.
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 and access data sources available to the business

1.1 Scope and define data collection requirements of the business question or issue

1.2 Identify and assess data sources

1.3 Research and/or collate data in accordance with legislation, policies and guidelines

1.4 Evaluate accuracy and appropriateness of data

1.5 Record data in the desired format in accordance with professional, business and task requirements

2. Apply data analysis and decision making techniques to analyse business data

2.1 Collect, store and retrieve data using software in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines

2.2 Use spreadsheet tools to retrieve data and present it in suitable formats

2.3 Display graphical data in accordance with presentation principles

2.4 Perform quantitative and/or qualitative analysis to obtain required outcome

2.5 Use analysis and descriptive tools and techniques appropriately given the nature of the information and the required outcomes

2.6 Identify and describe methodological limitations

2.7 Calculate summary statistics from the given data set in accordance with the business requirement

3. Produce information for business decision making

3.1 Interpret data summaries and trends in accordance with accepted standards

3.2 Interpret and explain statistical tests

3.3 Interpret data to enable informed business decision-making

3.4 Present data, charts and maps clearly for ease of understanding

3.5 Include glossaries, technical notes and referencing, where required

3.6 Prepare and present reports that include statistical concepts, tables, charts and maps in accordance with enterprise policies and procedures

3.7 Present findings appropriately for the audience

3.8 Use charts appropriately in presentations, taking into account the variables being charted and accepted standards

3.9 Communicate assumptions informing interpretation in accordance with audience needs