Manage research activities

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 CHCPOL505B, 'Manage research activities'.
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. Initiate research efforts

1.1 Identify and define need for further research and develop proposals in consultation with relevant stakeholders

1.2 Develop research concepts, designs and proposals and test with relevant stakeholders according to needs, timeframes, resources and desired outcomes

1.3 Assess feasibility of research proposals against determined criteria

1.4 Provide opportunities to encourage participation in research activities

1.5 Incorporate issues related to ethics, validity and reliability in research designs

2. Identify and acquire resources

2.1 Devise and implement strategies to obtain and use necessary human, financial and physical resources to achieve research outcomes

2.2 Make written and oral submissions to obtain the resources, addressing standard requirements for funding and usual organisation practice

3. Supervise research being undertaken

3.1 Implement work plan and budget, considering resource and time constraints, and negotiate with all research workers and participants, if relevant

3.2 Regularly monitor progress against the work plan and budget and make changes as necessary

3.3 Create and act on opportunities for feedback, support, advice and debriefing for research workers to ensure quality outcomes

3.4 Create opportunities for stakeholders to evaluate research findings and process

4. Interpret and act on analysis of research

4.1 Derive recommendations from analysis of the research to address desired outcomes

4.2 Test validity and reliability of research findings against original research plan and confirm with key stakeholders

4.3 Where appropriate, make recommendations for actioning research results

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCPOL505B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC51608 - Diploma of Employment Services
  • CHC50608 - Diploma of Community Services Work
  • CHC80208 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling
  • CHC50708 - Diploma of Community Development
  • CHC80308 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51307 - Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation
  • HLT51407 - Diploma of Aromatherapy
  • HLT51507 - Diploma of Kinesiology
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health