Manage workplace information

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 BSXFMI506A, 'Manage workplace information'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage workplace information' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify and source information needs


The information needs of individuals/teams is determined and the sources are identified.


Information held by the organisation is reviewed to determine suitability and accessibility.


Plans are prepared to obtain information which is not available/accessible within the organisation.


Collect, analyse and report information


Collection of information is timely and relevant to the needs of individuals/teams.


Information is in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination.


Information is analysed to identify and report relevant trends and developments in terms of the needs for which it was acquired.


Use management information systems


Management information systems are used effectively to store and retrieve data for decision making.


Technology available in the work area/organisation is used to manage information efficiently and effectively.


Recommendations for improving the information system are submitted to designated persons/groups.


Prepare business plans/budgets


Individuals/teams are involved in business plan/budget preparation in a way which uses their contribution effectively and gains their support for the outcomes.


Business plans/budgets are prepared and presented in accordance with the organisation's guidelines and requirements.


Contingency plans are prepared in the event that alternative action is required.


Prepare resource proposals


Resource planning data is collected in consultation with colleagues, including those who have a specialist role in resource management.


Estimates of resource needs and utilisation reflects the organisation's business plans, and customer and supplier requirements.


Proposals to secure resources are supported by clearly presented submissions describing realistic options, benefits, costs and outcomes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSXFMI506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)