Conduct a quick assessment of disease outbreak

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 DEFPHL009, 'Conduct a quick assessment of disease outbreak'.
Google Links
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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.


Initiate data gathering for quick assessment


Liaise with stakeholders to gain consent for quick assessment to occur, in accordance with operational policies


Determine factors affecting complexity of quick assessment


Obtain information on life cycle of disease outbreak using appropriate data collection methods in accordance with operational procedures


Task and provide guidance to persons assisting with quick assessment to enable them to assist independently


Conduct environmental measurements and testing to support quick assessment


Analyse epidemiologic data


Construct a chronology of events to identify initial causative incident


Analyse causative incident/s to identify nature of disease causing outbreak, in accordance with operational procedures


Analyse epidemiologic data to identify disease spread and to classify disease outbreak proportions


Compare factors relating to disease outbreak to treatment information and organisation’s response to the disease outbreak in accordance with operational procedures


Contact relevant specialist authorities to seek expert advice to aid with assessment of disease, as required


Report assessment findings and implement disease control measures


Gain relevant stakeholder approval for assessment findings


Identify relevant control measures that specifically address factors relating to disease outbreak in accordance with operational procedures


Record and communicate assessment findings and control measures with relevant stakeholders


Conduct a control measure lesson learned activity to support wider environmental health support plan