Conduct knowledge audits

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 ICASAD602A, 'Conduct knowledge audits'.
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. Conduct a knowledge need analysis

1.1 Identify current and future directions of the business

1.2 Identify knowledge and skills required to support the current business activities

1.3 Identify knowledge and skills required to support future business directions

2. Analyse the knowledge inventory

2.1 Produce knowledge questionnaires to request information from staff about corporate knowledge

2.2 Identify explicit knowledge currently resident in data sources, such as policies, procedures, databases and libraries; and record its location

2.3 Identify the accessibility, aim and integrity of the knowledge

2.4 Identify the frequency of update of this knowledge, its previous versions, and its backup status

2.5 Identify implicit knowledge currently resident in informal sources and organisational knowledge

3. Chart the knowledge flow

3.1 Examine how knowledge flows from one data store to another within the organisation, and how this flow is facilitated or impeded by policies, such as access control or records management policies

3.2 Examine the procedures that facilitate the flow of knowledge within the organisation and their ease of use

3.3 Identify the corporate and individual attitudes to knowledge within the organisation

4. Produce a knowledge audit report

4.1 Analyse the results of the knowledge audit

4.2 Document findings and present to the appropriate person