Produce research reports and make presentations

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 FNSICGEN501B, 'Produce research reports and make presentations'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Clarify the purpose of the report


The purpose of the report is clarified with the person requesting the report


The audience for the report is determined


The scope of the report is determined and time allowed for the research and production of the report are discussed and established


Format, style and deadline for delivery of the report are agreed


Collect information


Sources of information are identified and strategies for obtaining the information established


Information is collected from a range of sources using appropriate techniques


Accurate records of information and sources are maintained


Analyse research findings


Data is analysed and interpreted


Accuracy and completeness of information is checked


Key issues for further research or discussion are identified


Conclusions and recommendations are developed


Report on research findings


Information on which the conclusions are based is organised in a clear and logical format in line within report writing conventions


Draft report is prepared for discussion and review


Draft report is edited in light of comments and is presented to appropriate personnel


Deadlines for provision of materials are met


Make presentations


Presentations are relevant and appropriately researched


Sources of information are acknowledged


Presentations are clear and sequential and delivered within a predetermined time, using appropriate methods and equipment to enhance the presentation


Questions from the audience are responded to in a manner consistent with organisation standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

FNSICGEN501B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)