Analyse and describe specialist and complex material

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 CULINM601A, 'Analyse and describe specialist and complex material'.
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

1. Review specialist and complex material

1.1 Use methods of description for specialist and complex material that reflect the principles of bibliographic control, relevant standards and customer needs

1.2 Analyse material in a manner that reflects indepth knowledge of customer needs and contexts, the subject area, and the range of analysis and description methods that may be applied

1.3 Derive concepts from analysis that reflect awareness of current industry practice and standards

2. Develop descriptions for specialist and complex material

2.1 Select terminology to represent concepts based on indepth knowledge of suitable headings in the subject area, or new headings, according to accepted industry practice

2.2 Establish authority files for new headings that are devised and maintained according to accepted industry practice

2.3 Describe material for which there are no precedents

2.4 Check that descriptions meet relevant industry standards

3. Enhance systems for describing material

3.1 Use knowledge of general developments in library and information services practice and organisational priorities to contribute to enhancement of systems

3.2 Recommend expansion or enhancement of organisational systems for describing material to relevant personnel