Apply quality assurance techniques

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 AUMAQA4001, 'Apply quality assurance techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Apply quality assurance techniques' 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

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Interpret and apply quality standards

1.1. Applicable organisation requirements relevant to applying quality assurance techniques 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. Quality standards are interpreted and applied to individual and team work

1.4. Process improvement tools are used either individually or in a team to identify and solve design, development and production quality problems

2. Monitor and report on quality

2.1. Quality of all received, in-work and finished materials and products is checked and appropriate action taken in accordance with quality management strategies

2.2. Change in quality of performance is monitored using quality improvement tools and feedback data

2.3. Further action to improve quality is recommended, where required, using standard operating procedures either individually or in a team

3. Implement quality improvement

3.1. Analytical tools are used to evaluate principal causes of process variation and the success of project improvement strategies

3.2. Outcomes of the evaluation of principal causes of process variation are used in a continuous cycle of quality improvement