Coordinate research and analysis

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 BSBWRK506A, 'Coordinate research and analysis'.
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



1. Plan and implement a project plan to undertake research activities

1.1. Define and agree research project objectives and timeframes

1.2. Plan research process and implement in accordance with union policies and procedures

1.3. Ensure agreed project phases, approval and review points are implemented to accommodate all project management function requirements

1.4. Evaluate research process and report in relation to established project baselines to provide appropriate measures of performance

2. Coordinate and undertake the research process

2.1. Define information needs based on work objectives and organisational requirements

2.2. Identify and allocate appropriate resources

2.3. Allocate tasks to identified staff and gain support for the project

2.4. Develop strategies to acquire required information

2.5. Communicate the methods and aims of the research clearly

2.6. Research information in a timely and thorough way and within resource allocation

2.7. Monitor progress of research project and adjust to respond to internal and external factors

3. Analyse information and apply the results of analysis

3.1. Ensure specialist data and information is collected, consolidated and analysed to recommend outcomes and to advise trends to senior staff

3.2. Develop appropriate analytical techniques and processes, and apply to information in order to achieve defined objectives and meet requirements

3.3. Analyse information to identify facts, issues, patterns, interrelationships and trends

3.4. Undertake all work in a timely manner and meet defined standards of the union

4. Manage information systems

4.1. Maintain information systems so that data and system integrity is guaranteed

4.2. Maintain a range of standard and complex information systems and applications in accordance with organisational standards

4.3. Integrate information in a timely and coherent manner

5. Compile reports from information analysis

5.1. Use the findings from the analysis to provide advice and to develop policies and solutions which meet organisational requirements

5.2. Ensure reporting of results from analysis of information includes predictions, assumptions and constraints

5.3. Ensure reporting of results and analysis of information is logically sequenced, concise and clear

6. Evaluate the research process

6.1. Identify and communicate criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of research project and phases

6.2. Implement and monitor key measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of research processes

6.3. Debrief all staff involved in research project on progress and outcomes

6.4. Use appropriate strategies to ensure project outcomes are used effectively

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBWRK506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB51807 - Diploma of Unionism and Industrial Relations
  • FPP50110 - Diploma of Pulp and Paper Process Management
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI60111 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability