Manage media requirements at major events

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 DEFDPA004, 'Manage media requirements at major events'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Assess event and organisation requirement


Define restricted and/or special access areas to the media


Assess operational responsibilities and provision of information to the media in accordance with operational procedures


Develop media strategy


Use the media plan to form the media strategy


Arrange media requirements in accordance with event characteristics


Brief media representatives in accordance with availability, knowledge of event and media presence


Allocate a media briefing area within required resources where possible


Gain media cooperation in order to coordinate information flow and to provide information to the public


Change media strategy to suit operational demands and level, as required


Gain approval for information releases in accordance with operational procedures


Schedule information briefing sessions and tours in accordance with operational responsibilities and media requirements


Provide media personnel with personal protective clothing and equipment in accordance with operational procedures


Provide information to media


Follow organisational protocols when liaising with the media


Provide media representatives with current developments of the event, as required


Schedule and conduct interview and photo opportunities to provide updated information, as required


Consult other organisations at the incident to ensure a consistent presentation of information to the media, in accordance with operational procedures


Maintain accurate records of media enquiries and interviews


Maintain open communication channels between organisations and the media


Promote the organisation via the media


Promote work and achievements of the organisation throughout the event in accordance with operational protocols


Ensure own demeanour and presentation meets organisational professional standards