Assess risks

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 CPPSEC4006A, 'Assess risks'.
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



1Identify risks.

1.1 Applicable provisions of legislative and organisational requirements, and relevant standards for assessment activities are identified and complied with.

1.2 Client operations, goals and objectives are discussed and confirmed in consultation with the client.

1.3 Context for identifying risk is based on an understanding of the operating environment and core business operations of the client.

1.4 Information is collected and assessed for currency, accuracy and relevance.

1.5 Terms of reference are identified in consultation with relevant persons and other sources of information and are updated, modified and maintained.

1.6 A structured plan for identifying and assessing risks is developed based on the terms of reference, the type and scale of the assessment task and the timeframe given for the assessment task.

1.7 Threat, consequence and vulnerability for each asset is compared in accordance with terms of reference.

2Analyse risks.

2.1 Assessment criteria for measuring level of potential or existing risk together with an assessment of consequences are developed in accordance with terms of reference.

2.2 Gaps in the predetermined methodology are identified and reported to relevant persons, and where appropriate, options to meet these gaps are proposed.

2.3 Impacts of possible change in organisational business are allowed for during conduct of risk assessment.

2.4 Relevant information and data is assessed for validity and reliability and organised in a format suitable for review.

2.5 Risk potential is determined by assessment of valid and relevant data.

3Review and present findings.

3.1 Analysis and options to overcome identified obstacles are supported by gathered and verifiable information.

3.2 Presented information uses clear and concise language, is free of inconsistencies and meets organisational standards of style, format and accuracy.

3.3 Feedback is sought and all additional information and queries are responded to promptly, courteously and accurately.

3.4 Countermeasures are broadly identified for future management decision-making purposes.

3.5 Relevant documentation is completed and securely maintained with due regard to client confidentiality.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPPSEC4006A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • CPP40707 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management