Implement preventive conservation activities

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 CULMS009A, 'Implement preventive conservation activities'.
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


Monitor the environment


Monitor environmental conditions at regular intervals in accordance with needs of the collection and identify agents of deterioration affecting the collection


Respond appropriately to changes in the environment to protect cultural material


Adjust/control environmental conditions within scope of own responsibility or report to relevant colleagues


Assess condition of cultural material


Examine and assess the condition of items in the appropriate location using techniques within the scope of own expertise that meet conservation guidelines


Create or review documentation and accurately record current condition of item, including evidence of change, damage or degradation


Apply a general knowledge of deterioration patterns to collection monitoring


Identify the need for and obtain appropriate expert advice where necessary


Discuss condition of material and conservation needs with experts in a manner which reflects sound general knowledge of issues to be considered


Implement preventive conservation activities


Undertake preventive conservation activities in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures


Use best practice guidelines, cultural protocols and relevant specialist conservation advice to guide all activities


Follow health, safety and environmental requirements at all times


Identify the need for assistance and consult with a specialist conservator in relation to issues which arise in collection care


Accurately document details of preventive conservation activities undertaken in accordance with organisational procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

CULMS009A appears in the following qualifications: