Perform basic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance technique

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 CUADAN204, 'Perform basic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance technique'.
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

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Review Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance as an art form

1.1 Discuss the intention and key aspects of dance performances with relevant personnel

1.2 Identify cultural protocols to be observed when performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dances

1.3 Identify the range of influences on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance

1.4 Apply a knowledge of terminology associated with dances, movements and songs to discussions and activities

2 Develop basic dance performance skills

2.1 Apply basic body design and wear traditional costumes for performance

2.2 Under the guidance of mentors or teachers, develop a range of basic dance skills

2.3 Follow safe dance practices at all times to prevent injury to self and others

2.4 Identify body response to varying Indigenous styles, including movement and percussion

2.5 Follow advice from others about ways to improve own dance technique

3. Perform short dance sequences

3.1 Use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander instruments with sensitivity and expression

3.2 Enact simple sequences combining discrete movements in an ensemble or individually

3.3 Follow direction from relevant personnel

3.4 Observe and follow dictates of music and rhythm

3.5 Synchronise movements with ensemble where required

3.6 Seek feedback from others about ways to improve dance techniques