Gather data to identify business requirements

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 ICAA5151B, 'Gather data to identify business requirements'.
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



1. Identify key information sources

1.1. Identify information repositories across the business

1.2. Review current organisational documentation

1.3. Develop critical questions to elicit information from key stakeholders using a mixture of open and closed questions

1.4. Ensure informationgatheringtechniques use a quality assurance methodology and meet budgetary constraints

2. Gather data through formal processes

2.1. Conduct information gathering workshops and interviews to gather data

2.2. Review reports and other data sources for relevant business information

2.3. Confirm business-critical factors relating to current and future directions of the organisation with stakeholders

2.4. Analyse group and individual responses to clearly define business priorities

3. Ensure analysis is accurate and complete

3.1. Analyse and evaluate information gathered for accuracy and consistency

3.2. Document conflicts in information gathered

3.3. Resolve conflicts in information or points of view with stakeholders

4. Submit analysis and gain agreement

4.1. Prepare detailed document according to documentationstandards and organisational templates

4.2. Write document in a style that is succinct and appropriate to the audience

4.3. Communicate data gathered to client to gain consensus and agreement on business requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5151B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA50605 - Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
  • ICA50805 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Analysis and Design)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50505 - Diploma of Information Technology (Database Design and Development)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)