Develop and use complex spreadsheets

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 BSBITU402, 'Develop and use complex spreadsheets'.
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. Prepare to develop spreadsheet

1.1 Organise personal work environment in accordance with ergonomic requirements

1.2 Analyse task and determine specifications for spreadsheets

1.3 Identify organisational and task requirements of data entry, storage, output, reporting and presentation requirements

1.4 Apply work organisation strategies and energy and resource conservation techniques to plan work activities

2. Develop a linked spreadsheet solution

2.1 Utilise spreadsheet design software functions and formulae to meet identified requirements

2.2 Link spreadsheets in accordance with software procedures

2.3 Format cells and use data attributes assigned with relative and/or absolute cell references, in accordance with task specifications

2.4 Test formulae to confirm output meets task requirements

3. Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation

3.1 Evaluate tasks to identify those where automation would increase efficiency

3.2 Create, use and edit macros to fulfil requirements of task and automate spreadsheet operation

3.3 Develop, edit and use templates to ensure consistency of design and layout for forms and reports, in accordance with organisational requirements

4. Use spreadsheets

4.1 Enter, check and amend data in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4.2 Import and export data between compatible spreadsheets and adjust host documents, in accordance with software and system procedures

4.3 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production

4.4 Preview, adjust and print spreadsheet in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4.5 Name and store spreadsheet in accordance with organisational requirements and exit application without data loss or damage

5. Represent numerical data in graphic form

5.1 Determine style of graph to meet specified requirements and manipulate spreadsheet data if necessary to suit graph requirements

5.2 Create graphs with labels and titles from numerical data contained in a spreadsheet file

5.3 Save, view and print graph within designated timelines