Research, describe and document cultural 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 CULMS610B, 'Research, describe and document cultural 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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Describe cultural material


Examine cultural material in accordance with industry best practice and organisational procedures


Research relevant information regarding history and provenance of the cultural material


Accurately identify unusual and distinctive features of the cultural material


Clearly identify the cultural material wherever possible and provide a rationale for the identification


Accurately and clearly record the results of the identification process in an appropriate format


Assess significance


Identify and consult with key stakeholders regarding the significance of cultural material


Clearly identify the relationship of the material to related items in the collection and the significance of this relationship


Identify the need for and seek appropriate expert advice where necessary


Take action to ensure an item's condition and its conservation needs are fully described, and alert relevant personnel as required


Summarise information


Record descriptions in accordance with organisational procedures and practices


Articulate the significance of the cultural material in an appropriate format and in sufficient detail to meet organisational requirements


Complete accession details


Allocate accession numbers according to organisational procedures and practices and from the correct sequence


Confirm the identity of the cultural material before the accession process is implemented


Accurately record the accession number in the appropriate information system


Accurately record the accession number on the cultural material in accordance with organisational procedures and practices

Qualifications and Skillsets

CULMS610B appears in the following qualifications: