Refine model making skills

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 CUVACD508A, 'Refine model making skills'.
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. Maintain professional practice

1.1 Apply a professional work ethic to activities

1.2 Keep informed of creative approaches, techniques, materials and equipment relevant to model making

1.3 Identify techniques from other industries that could be applied to the development of scale models and make connections in own work

1.4 Source new ideas and trends through regular review of the work of others

1.4 Use feedback from others to improve own skills in design

1.5 Seek opportunities to develop technical and conceptual skills

2. Refine and consolidate own technique

2.1 Experiment and play with new techniques, materials and equipment when developing model making ideas

2.2 Identify strengths and weaknesses of various approaches through practice and play

2.3 Identify and select approaches best suited to own practice

2.4 Develop and document a design language that reflects own style and approach

3. Make models to professional standard

3.1 Interpret ideas, problem-solving tasks or briefs with creativity, accuracy and efficiency

3.2 Develop clear plan and schedule for model making work

3.3 Select and assemble appropriate model making materials, tools, techniques and equipment consistent with specifications

3.4 Develop precise and accurate scale models as required

3.5 Identify opportunities for refinement and re-thinking and make adjustments as required

3.6 Articulate the design process and the final solution through effective documentation of work

3.7 Present maquettes and models that meet project requirements to key people