Maintain physical and emotional health and fitness in a survival environment

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 DEFSUR005, 'Maintain physical and emotional health and fitness in a survival environment'.
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. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Maintain personal health and safety

1.1 Minimise threats of disease, distraction and discomfort.

1.2 Minimise threats posed by exposure to the sun.

1.3 Handle equipment safely to prevent cuts.

1.4 Immediately treat injuries such as cuts and burns.

1.5 Take opportunities to improve personal hygiene, including cleaning teeth, grooming, washing skin and clothes.

2. Maintain a healthy and safe environment

2.1 Treat fire with respect to prevent injury or ignition of campsite and surrounds.

2.2 Establish latrine and slaughter areas away from the camp area to prevent disease and attraction of disease carriers.

2.3 Clear camp area of rubbish and food scraps to prevent disease and attraction of disease carriers.

2.4 Maintain safe distances from potential animal dangers.

3. Optimise the chances of survival

3.1 Maintain a positive and proactive attitude towards the survival situation by constantly reinforcing the goal of rescue.

3.2 Contain personal fears and tensions and avoid allowing them to impact on others.

3.3 Provide positive and constructive input to the group to support agreement on the survival tasks and the priority and manner in which they will be conducted to maximise outcomes and minimise energy expenditure.

3.4 Accept and undertake survival tasks allocated by the team.

3.5 Consume available resources, as rationed by the team.

3.6 Identify signs of concern in others and provide reassurance accordingly to prevent deterioration of the individual and/or the group.