Conduct research and present technical reports

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 AURAFA006, 'Conduct research and present technical reports'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold and italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Determine research requirements

1.1 Problem requiring research is identified and clarified

1.2 Research purpose, objectives and limits, and timeframe are identified, clearly defined, and confirmed

1.3 Research outline is prepared and confirmed with key stakeholders

2. Plan research

2.1 Systematic methodology for information collection is developed

2.2 Appropriate sources of research information are identified, reviewed and assessed

2.3 Research design is developed according to research requirements

2.4 Resources that support research requirements are identified and sourced

2.5 Pilot study is conducted to identify variations or additions to proposed research plan

3. Conduct research

3.1 Research is carried out according to established purpose, process and objectives

3.2 Research data is collected, manipulated as required, and stored for future reference

4. Analyse research information

4.1 Research data is prepared for analysis

4.2 Data is analysed using appropriate methods according to workplace procedures

4.3 Conclusions, findings and recommendations are drawn from data analysis and documented according to workplace procedures

5. Prepare and present research report

5.1 Technical report, and as required associated presentation materials, are prepared according to report requirements andworkplace standards

5.2 Report is presented according to workplace procedures

5.3 Information management and report storage requirements are followed according to workplace procedures