Identify and conduct searches

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 BSBCNV601, 'Identify and conduct searches'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Identify information needs

1.1 Identify sources of information relevant to the transaction

1.2 Examine documentation and titles to confirm facts relating to transactions

1.3 Define and confirm with client, searches to be performed prior to commencement

1.4 Identify and arrange required reports with the appropriate bodies to meet agreed timelines

1.5 Identify applicable fees, taxes, other expenses and rebates, and promptly and accurately advise client

2 Perform relevant document searches and investigations

2.1 Accurately and thoroughly perform searches using appropriate methods

2.2 Establish and record legal positions in accordance with the practice’s policy and procedures

2.3 Obtain required third-party reports from the appropriate bodies

3 Evaluate issues arising with transaction

3.1 Identify, summarise and communicate legal issues and risks to client clearly and promptly and in accordance with relevant legislation, regulations and the practice’s policy and procedures

3.2 Define and clarify client’s rights within the transaction for the client

3.3 Establish desired outcomes and devise strategies to achieve them in consultation with client

3.4 Thoroughly assess implications for professional indemnity insurance and take appropriate action

4 Deal with third parties and other professionals

4.1 Identify relevant third parties and other professionals

4.2 Identify information to be obtained from or provided to third parties and other professionals

4.3 Conduct appropriate consultation with third parties and other professionals and obtain authorities

5 Present information relevant to transaction to client

5.1 Present documentation clearly and promptly and in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations and the practice’s policy and procedures

5.2 Record and document information necessary for the transaction to proceed in a legally binding manner in client files

5.3 Advise client of the implications of all information received from or forwarded to relevant parties