Develop and implement strategies to source and assess candidates

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 BSBEMS402, 'Develop and implement strategies to source and assess candidates'.
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 Develop strategies to source candidates

1.1 Undertake research to identify potential candidate channels

1.2 Identify a range of strategies to assist in sourcing candidates

1.3 Review and evaluate strategies for effectiveness

1.4 Develop advertisement copy to align with client requirements, job specifications and place accordingly to attract candidates

2 Screen and interview potential candidates

2.1 Undergo preliminary screening with candidates in a fair and equitable manner, in compliance with relevant legislation

2.2 Organise and conduct interviews and employment appraisal assessments in accordance with organisational policy and best practice

2.3 Undertake general assessment of raw skills as required, depending on the position

2.4 Obtain additional information from candidates as required

3 Assess and select candidates

3.1 Conduct assessment and selection process in accordance with organisational policy and legislative requirements, and in consultation with the client

3.2 Judge information obtained from each candidate against specified selection criteria and note any additional influencing factors

3.3 Align candidate suitability to specific client requirements and job specifications, in consultation with the client

3.4 Prepare selection recommendations for the client and document in accordance with organisational procedures

4 Manage candidate outcomes

4.1 Inform all candidates of selection decisions in a timely manner

4.2 Provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates

4.3 Provide successful candidate with briefing and coaching for interview with client

4.4 Negotiate placements with candidate and client