Monitor and review security systems

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 CSCSAS014, 'Monitor and review security systems'.
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 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 section.

1. Monitor the effectiveness of security

1.1 Ensure that staff members are rostered and duties assigned to maintain effective operation of the security system.

1.2 Routinely check security information and reports according to organisational requirements.

1.3 Routinely assess the safety and welfare of all individuals regarding possible hazards.

1.4 Routinely monitor reports on effective working of equipment, and inaccuracies and malfunctions.

1.5 Ensure that effective communication and information exchange are maintained between team members, units and key centres in the organisation.

1.6 Report all security concerns promptly, clearly and accurately to management and key specialist teams.

2. Support team members

2.1 Provide team members with current information necessary to ensure the effective maintenance of the security system.

2.2 Confirm and interpret security information and procedures and promote a positive approach to change with team members.

2.3 Identify and analyse the resources needed by team members to maintain the security system in order to provide advice to management.

2.4 Identify the skills and performance development required to maintain the security system and provide advice to management and specialist units.

2.5 Promote the safety and welfare of offenders, team members and the public at all times and in components of the security system.

3. Coordinate emergency response

3.1 Interpret alarms and respond according to procedures and degree of urgency.

3.2 Coordinate team response according to the status of the emergency, the safety and welfare of individuals and emergency response procedures.

3.3 Assess the risk of escalation of incidents and coordinate team action to minimise risks.

3.4 Use codes and call systems accurately and effectively.

3.5 Complete security and incident reports, records and registers accurately and comprehensively and provide reports to management or special inquiries.

3.6 Coordinate debriefing and post-emergency analysis.