Lead research into identifying new marketplace opportunities

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 ICTICT801, 'Lead research into identifying new marketplace opportunities'.
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. Direct the research into the organisation’s business domain

1.1 Research the sectors in the relevant industry for trends that may yield viable business opportunities

1.2 Research business initiatives undertaken by competitor organisations, to address the same or similar opportunities, and analyse the resources required to undertake such initiatives or project opportunities

1.3 Identify the strategies for realising identified business initiatives, including sub-contracting of suitable elements, where applicable

1.4 Research the legal, environmental and social implications of the identified initiatives

2. Evaluate the new business initiatives

2.1 Initiate, and oversee, the market research for potentially viable, identified business opportunities

2.2 Gauge the likely impacts of candidate initiatives on the business enterprise, including specific legal, financial and transformational implications

2.3 Critically evaluate the delivery strategies for anticipated products, or services, stemming from candidate initiatives

3. Explore the feasibility of the new initiatives

3.1 Formulate the selection criteria, based on the strategic business objectives

3.2 Facilitate a feasibility study, including a cost benefit analysis

3.3 Select the most feasible option against the selection criteria

3.4 Recommend the preferred initiative