Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment

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 CPPHSA4020, 'Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Operate computer systems to support NatHERS assessment' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1.

Perform routine maintenance of own computer system.

1.1.

Equipment required to support NatHERS assessment is checked to be in working order and available for use.

1.2.

Peripherals are fitted, maintained, cleaned and adjusted within scope of own role.

1.3.

Personal computer furniture and fittings are adjusted to suit user work health and safety, organisational and ergonomic requirements.

1.4.

Routine system maintenance and security processes are performed within scope of own role.

1.5.

Correct functioning of automated processes is monitored.

1.6.

Troubleshooting procedures are followed to address routine problems.

1.7.

Off-line maintenance records are kept up-to-date.

2.

Manipulate data.

2.1.

Advanced features of applications are used in the preparation and presentation of data.

2.2.

Data is efficiently transferred between applications, linking and embedding related data files as required.

2.3.

Objects, macros and templates are used for routine activities.

2.4.

Shortcuts and features are used to increase personal productivity.

3.

Back up and restore files on a personal computer.

3.1.

File system back-ups are performed regularly.

3.2.

Back-up media are labelled, stored and rotated.

3.3.

Files are restored from back-up as required.

3.4.

Data is recovered from damaged and corrupted files using appropriate software.

3.5.

Records of back-ups are kept.

4.

Store and supply consumables.

4.1.

Consumables are stored and disposed of, taking into account sustainability, work health and safety, and system security requirements.

4.2.

Stock levels and user needs are monitored to ensure required consumables are available.

5.

Upgrade and configure a personal computer.

5.1.

Software and peripherals are installed, upgraded and configured.

5.2.

New software, upgrades and adjustments are tested to ensure adequate performance.

5.3.

Records of installations, upgrades and configurations are maintained.

6.

Access documentation, records and updates.

6.1.

Documentation is stored and accessed appropriately.

6.2.

Supplementary product information, updates and technical reference material are accessed using the internet, journals and other sources.

7.

Access and deliver data.

7.1.

Removable storage devices are connected, disconnected and configured as required.

7.2.

Data is accessed from different types of file systems.

7.3.

Data is stored and converted to suit a variety of operating systems, environments and applications.

7.4.

Data is transmitted effectively by the method most appropriate to the task.

8.

Access and use support resources.

8.1.

Routine problems are resolved using support resources.

8.2.

Online help is used to overcome difficulties with applications.

8.3.

Technical support for system problems is accessed, using troubleshooting results and alert messages.