Generate high-end PDF files

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 ICPPRP396, 'Generate high-end PDF files'.
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.

1 Check file

1.1 Document is checked to ensure correct layout file and that all elements are printable

1.2 Scanned images are checked for correct resolution and electronic font modification is avoided

1.3 Images requiring cropping and compression are edited in an image editing environment to maintain quality of image

1.4 Tint areas are checked to ensure correct percentage for printing

1.5 Unnecessary elements and blank pages are deleted if not required

1.6 Bleed allowance is incorporated in margins and borders

2 Set PDF Distiller

2.1 Correct paper size is set and fonts are chosen and embedded to meet quality print requirements under copyright regulations

2.2 Appropriate PDF standard is established and selected

2.3 All job options, compression, colour management, colour separation and font options are selected and checked according to requirements of the data recipient

2.4 Process colour separations or spot colour jobs are checked and any problems resolved

2.5 Job ticket is set up according to enterprise procedures, if required

2.6 Advanced job options are selected depending on compatibility and system requirements

2.7 Job options set is named and saved to the correct folder

3 Create PDF

3.1 Printer description file or postscript language file is created and all relevant options are selected, or export file settings selected

3.2 Saved postscript file is opened and job option file is opened through the Distiller as required

3.3 Distiller/PDF export options are checked and set so they do not override the postscript file preferences

3.4 File is distilled and, when processing is finished, opened to view

3.5 File is printed to postscript device and quality of all elements are checked

3.6 Changes to the file are made in the layout program and pages inserted into multiple page documents

3.7 Additional files are converted or exported using the saved job option set