Manage forest and wood products industry research

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 FWPCOT6209, 'Manage forest and wood products industry research'.
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.

1. Construct an applied research strategy

1.1 Clarify and confirm applied research purpose and needs of target group or subject.

1.2 Analyse and make allowance for factors affecting data reliability and validity.

1.3 Select suitable technology and services to support data collection and analysis.

1.4 Develop applied research strategy and hypothesis in line with available tools and resources.

1.5 Incorporate relevant research ethics and codes of conduct into strategy

2. Implement research strategies

2.1 Implement applied research strategy in line with research requirements and organisational policies and procedures

2.2 Collect and maintain data in a systematic manner.

2.3 Access appropriate sources of information relevant to research.

2.4 Optimise relevance of research by collecting relevant data and using analysis tools as appropriate.

3. Assess findings

3.1 Review data and research findings for validity and reliability.

3.2 Examine relevance of findings against original research strategy.

3.3 Evaluate how research findings can contribute to organisational decision making.

3.4 Present research findings to support organisational decision making in a style and format appropriate to audience needs.

3.5 Evaluate need for further research.