Support the development of literacy and oral language skills

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 CHCEDS005, 'Support the development of literacy and oral language skills'.
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 define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify oral language, reading and writing skills

1.1 Explore link between oral language, reading and writing

1.2 Identify skills required for oral language, reading and writing

1.3 Recognise the use of oral language, reading and writing for different purposes

1.4 Identify oral language, reading and writing processes with support from the teacher

2. Work within guidelines of literacy program

2.1 Read and interpret current curriculum documents in relation to literacy

2.2 Identify current literacy programs

2.3 Use agreed recording systems for students’ abilities in literacy as directed by the teacher

2.4 Work within structure and guidelines of literacy program as directed by the teacher

2.5 Select and modify appropriate resources to support literacy programs as needed

3. Support student literacy

3.1 Use appropriate strategies to support literacy program under the guidance of the teacher

3.2 Encourage and support students to become independent, literate learners

3.3 Support the accurate use of literacy conventions and processes

3.4 Monitor literacy program

3.5 Provide feedback and evaluation of student progress to teacher

3.6 Identify correct storage and retrieval of confidential records