Prepare 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 AURT577520A, 'Prepare technical reports'.
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



1. Prepare for the reporting requirement

1.1. Purpose or objective of the report is identified, clearly defined and confirmed with the customer or sponsor.

1.2. Project timeframe and outline plan of the main activities are prepared and confirmed with key parties.

1.3. Requirements for information entry, storage, output and quality of document production are identified in accordance with enterprise procedures.

2. Plan the research effort

2.1. Scope and nature of the information requirements are identified.

2.2. All possible sources of the required information are researched and identified.

2.3. A systematic research or information collection plan is designed to optimise the process.

2.4. Resources are obtained and scheduled to service the research requirements.

3. Conduct research

3.1. Research is undertaken effectively in accordance with the plan.

3.2. Experiments and tests to support the research effort are conducted in a manner which ensures the demonstrable integrity of the outcomes or findings.

3.3. Research findings are logged, documented and stored to maintain traceability.

3.4. Preliminary analysis is conducted to identify requirements for variations or additions to the research plan.

4. Analyse the information

4.1. Information is sorted, documented and prepared for the analytical process.

4.2. Information and data is manipulated to enable reasonable comparisons and judgements.

4.3. Clarification by way of expert advice and opinion is sought.

4.4. Conclusions and findings reached are logical and based on objective analysis of the available data.

5. Prepare and present the report

5.1. Report clearly defines the objectives, process, findings and further actions.

5.2. Report addresses and satisfies the stated objective and timeframe.

5.3. Report and associated presentation materials are of a standard and quality for the intended audience.

5.4. Reader comprehension of the report is aided by use of executive summaries and attachments.

5.5. Protocols, conventions and legal requirements related to acknowledgements and intellectual property are applied.

5.6. Information management requirements, including documenting and repository actions are satisfied in accordance with enterprise procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AURT577520A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AUR50205 - Diploma of Automotive Technology
  • AUR40208 - Certificate IV in Automotive Technology
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40405 - Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • AUM50108 - Diploma of Automotive Manufacturing - Automotive Development (Passenger Motor Vehicle)