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 AUM5004A, 'Produce research reports'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Produce research reports' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Determine research requirements
1.1. Applicable legislative, OHS, and organisation requirements relevant to the produce research reports are verified and complied with throughout the work activity
1.2. Instructions and plans are read and interpreted to identify processes and materials to complete work tasks
1.3. Research brief or problem is defined in conjunction with the relevant design, engineering, marketing, production or other personnel
1.4. Research requirements are documented and validated with relevant personnel
2. Select a research strategy
2.1. Suitable research strategies for use in the research project are identified and evaluated, including literature searches, questionnaire surveys, interview surveys, workshops, testing and analysis and computerised searches of information databases
2.2. Research plan is processed for approval
3. Conduct research
3.1. Research activities are conducted
3.2. Collected information is processed and/or summarised in accordance with research strategy
4. Evaluate research outcomes
4.1. Research data is analysed either manually or with a computer as required
4.2. Research outcomes are structured to answer the questions posed in the research brief or problem
4.3. Any specific issues and important additional findings are highlighted and summarised
4.4. Research outcomes are discussed with relevant personnel and appropriate adjustments made to findings based on the feedback obtained
5. Document research outcomes
5.1. Research outcomes are summarised in appropriate format
5.2. Research documentation is stored in hard copy and/or electronic format
5.3. Research documentation is distributed to specified personnel