Gather information by factual investigation

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 CPPSEC3032A, 'Gather information by factual investigation'.
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



1Prepare for investigative activities.

1.1 Client and legislative requirements relevant to conducting and investigation and related information are identified and complied with.

1.2 Assignment instructions are obtained, reviewed and clarified as required with relevant persons.

1.3 Resource and equipment requirements including technical specialists are confirmed and organised.

1.5 Information sources and systems are reliable and used in accordance with assignment objectives.

1.6 A plan detailing key activities and their sequence is developed taking into consideration all known factors, client instructions and legal requirements.

1.7 Research and preliminary inquiries are carried out to gather information and evidence in accordance with legislative requirements.

2Gather information.

2.1 Methods used for collecting information are valid and reliable and make efficient use of resources.

2.2 Interviews and meetings are conducted using effective communication skills and interpersonal techniques and demonstrating sensitivity to individual social and cultural differences.

2.3 Comprehensive statements are taken and physical evidence collected to support available facts in accordance with legislative requirements.

2.4 Information is assessed for relevance and accuracy and additional information sought as required from identified sources.

2.5 Gathered information is prioritised and organised in a logical manner with regard to continuity of evidence.

3Report information.

3.1 Report is prepared presenting all relevant facts and observations in appropriate format.

3.2 Content is evaluated in terms of validity, reliability and relevance in consultation with relevant persons.

3.3 Client satisfaction with service delivery is reviewed using verifiable data and feedback and recommendations for improvement to service identified.

3.4 All investigative information and records are securely maintained with due regard to confidentiality.