Use a library or pre-existing components

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 ICAPRG413A, 'Use a library or pre-existing components'.
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 potential reuse units

1.1 Analyse project design and functionality to identify reuse components

1.2 Source reuse components with desired functionality

2. Evaluate reuse components for suitability in parent project

2.1 Evaluate reuse component or libraries for suitability for use within the parent software project

2.2 Compare functionality of each potential reuse component to functionality required by parent project

2.3 Evaluate cost of implementing reuse component

2.4 Consider technical impact on parent project design

2.5 Consider reuse component vendor licensing issues

2.6 Finalise selection of reuse components

2.7 Document selection, evaluation and decision processes as part of the parent project-design documentation

3. Incorporate reuse components

3.1 Configure development environment to include reuse components during build process

3.2 Construct test programs or use provided example programs to become familiar with reuse components in preparation for incorporation into parent project

3.3 Add reuse components to parent project incrementally

3.4 Resolve reuse component dependencies

3.5 Assemble and test parent project with a focus on the functionality provided by reuse components