Research compliance requirements and issues

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 BSBCOM601, 'Research compliance requirements and issues'.
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 Clarify the purpose and scope of the research

1.1 Confirm and clarify the purpose and scope of the required compliance related research in collaboration with the client/s and relevant internal and/or external personnel

1.2 Document the purpose and scope of the required research in accordance with organisational and/or client requirements

2 Develop the research plan

2.1 Develop a suitable research methodology to enable sufficiently valid and reliable outcomes for the required research

2.2 Prepare the research plan for the proposed project

2.3 Obtain approval of plan from relevant internal and/or external personnel

3 Gather required research data

3.1 Collect relevant research data using appropriate research techniques and sources in accordance with the agreed research plan

3.2 Gather and interpret from appropriate sources, information on relevant Australian and international standards pertaining to compliance requirements and related systems

3.3 Organise, interpret and review collected data in terms of its relevance to the project's purpose and objectives

3.4 Discuss ambiguities, uncertainties and problems experienced while interpreting collected data and address appropriately in conjunction with relevant internal or external personnel

3.5 Organise interpreted research data for later analysis

4 Analyse collected data

4.1 Analyse data in accordance with planned methodology

4.2 Review and discuss outcomes of the analysis with relevant internal or external personnel

5 Determine research findings and outcomes

5.1 Interpret the outcomes of the data analysis in accordance with the project objectives

5.2 Develop and discuss preliminary findings, identified issues and related recommendations with relevant internal and/or external personnel

5.3 Undertake any additional data collection and analysis required to clarify aspects of findings, issues and related action options

6 Document and disseminate research outcomes

6.1 Prepare a draft report of the research outcomes, findings and recommendations in accordance with the agreed structure and format, and distribute to relevant internal and/or external personnel for comment and feedback

6.2 Edit the report based on the feedback obtained

6.3 Proofread the report prior to publication

6.4 Ensure the outcomes, findings and recommendations in the report are signed off by authorised personnel

6.5 Produce and disseminate the report to nominated internal and/or external personnel in accordance with agreed arrangements