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 BSBITA401, 'Design databases'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Design databases' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Design database
1.1 Review organisational and task requirements to confirm scope and functionality of database design, including data redundancy
1.2 Develop a logical data model to identify and classify data into types
1.3 Select appropriate software according to organisational and task requirements and required scope and functionality of database
1.4 Confirm database design with appropriate person
2. Develop database
2.1 Set field attributes according to data type and link databases by a common field in accordance with software procedures
2.2 Identify primary key to uniquely identify data
2.3 Identify foreign keys to establish associations between data
2.4 Use software functions and formulae to meet organisational and task requirements
2.5 Create password and access system according to organisational and task requirements
3. Develop queries, forms and reports
3.1 Develop queries as required by organisational and task requirements
3.2 Develop input screens or forms to access required data
3.3 Develop reports according to organisational and task requirements
4. Test and finalise database
4.1 Populate database with sample dataset for testing
4.2 Assess and document effectiveness of data relationships, query forms and reports
4.3 Address any errors in database design
4.4 Name and store database in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss or damage
4.5 Confirm database readiness with appropriate person