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 DEFEXO124, 'Perform exploive tests, measurements and analyses'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Perform exploive tests, measurements and analyses' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.
1. Plan tests or analyses
1.1 Identify explosive sample and determine test or analysis requirements.
1.2 Select appropriate methods and assemble, set up and calibrate the required testing apparatus.
1.3 Perform routine standardisation procedures prior to the test or analysis and record results.
2. Develop specialised tests or analyses
2.1 Locate, discuss and confirm relevant technical information with other staff.
2.2 Develop experimental design in liaison with other staff.
2.3 Arrange the building or purchase of necessary equipment given project constraints and available skills and materials.
2.4 Trial, document and evaluate new procedures.
3. Perform qualitative analysis
3.1 Perform qualitative tests to observe explosive properties.
3.2 Compare data with standards, charts, tables, and spectra in order to identify known or unknown materials and their properties.
3.3 Perform tests or analyses efficiently and within the timeframe.
4. Perform quantitative analysis
4.1 Perform quantitative tests to measure explosive properties.
4.2 Use available computer technology to control instruments or acquire/translate/convert data to optimise test accuracy.
4.3 Check samples and analyses when non-standard results are obtained.
4.4 Complete tests or analyses within the timeframe.
5. Record and validate results
5.1 Record data using appropriate worksheets and/or information management systems.
5.2 Analyse data for anomalies and â€˜out of controlâ€™ conditions and accept or reject.
5.3 Assess data for validity against quantity and compatibility information, known standards and reference materials.
5.4 Modify test procedures, if necessary, under supervision.