Develop and apply industry knowledge

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 CUFGEN01A, 'Develop and apply industry knowledge'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Seek information on the structure and operation of the industry


Correctly identify and access sources of information on the industry


Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on: ; different sectors of the industry, their relationships and the products and services available in each sector; major industry bodies/associations; relationships with other industries; different markets and their relevance to industry sectors; different distribution channels for industry products and services; economic and/or social significance of the industry; the role of local communities; specific features of the local/regional industry; working arrangements


Access information on the specific sector of work


Correctly apply industry information in day-to-day work activities


Seek information on industry employment obligations and opportunities


Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on: ; career opportunities and career paths within the industry; the roles, responsibilities and employment rights of contracted freelance workers within the industry; the roles, responsibilities and inter-r elationships of individual personnel in an industry environment; unions and employer bodies; professional associations; industrial relations issues - awards and enterprise bargaining agreements, non award areas; cultural issues


Correctly apply industry information on employment opportunities and obligations in day-to-day work activities


Seek information on new technology


Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on: ; advances in any type of equipment or technology used within the industry; likely effects of new technology on current work practices and the structure of the organisation and industry, and the community; ways of upgrading skills to include the use of new technology; sources of technical advice and support


Correctly apply industry information on technological advances in day-to-day work activities


Update industry knowledge


Continually apply informal and/or formal research to update general knowledge of the industry


Monitor current issues of concern to the industry


Share updated knowledge with customers and colleagues as appropriate, and incorporate information into day-to-day work activities

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFGEN01A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40805 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)