Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop

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 CUVOPA406A, 'Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Assess workshop requirements

1.1 Decide what the workshop is to be used for and how many people will be working there

1.2 Determine the consumables, fixtures and fittings needed for an opal-cutting workshop

1.3 Identify essential and desirable machinery needed for a cutting and polishing workshop

1.4 Assess the OHS issues for an opal-cutting and polishing workshop and determine control measures required

1.5 Determine the environmental protection requirements and plan compliance

1.6 Assess the specifications for the building needed for an opal-cutting workshop, including size, electrical fittings, and water and drainage requirements

2. Identify suppliers of machinery and consumables and establish set-up cost

2.1 Identify manufacturers and suppliers/agents for new and second-hand lapidary equipment

2.2 Compare prices and advantages and disadvantages of new and second-hand equipment, and the costs in obtaining machinery and equipment

2.3 List suppliers of consumables and compare prices

2.4 Obtain estimates of the cost of services required to set up the workshop

3. Investigate resources needed to set up the workshop

3.1 Develop a draft budget and cash flow for the first year of operation

3.2 Use appropriate research techniques to investigate sources of finance and repayment schedules

4. Document the information

4.1 Record the information gained

4.2 Organise the information so that it can be used as the basis for making a decision on whether to proceed with the option to set up an opal cutting and polishing business