Conduct testing processes

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 DEFTST003, 'Conduct testing processes'.
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. Prepare for and conduct tests

1.1 Obtain and comply with test plan.

1.2 Brief stakeholders and test participants.

1.3 Check and initiate safety systems and procedures.

1.4 Commence test and evaluation activities.

1.5 Perform qualitative and quantitative tests to observe and to measure relevant critical parameters.

1.6 Collect and record test data.

2. Monitor testing processes

2.1 Monitor and amend test plans based on changing circumstances in consultation with team members, and include precise details for schedules of activities, milestones and resources.

2.2 Monitor systems throughout the process.

2.3 Identify risks and apply the risk management process.

2.4 Apply management tools throughout the process to achieve outcomes.

2.5 Compare data with standards, charts and tables in order to meet compliance with required specification or test specific requirements.

2.6 Check initial analyses against test plan procedures when non-standard results are obtained.

2.7 Recognise and manage contingencies.

3. Finalise testing processes

3.1 Evaluate testing process, equipment performance and achievement against objectives and report initial results.

3.2 Maintain security and confidentiality of data.

3.3 Debrief stakeholders and test participants.

3.4 Forward test data for analysis.

3.5 Review and amend management plans and any related contracts as appropriate.

3.6 Conduct review of objectives and achievement and prepare outcomes for test report.