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 LGADMIN424A, 'Provide staff development programs'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Provide staff development programs' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Identify staff development requirements
1.1. Specific needs for staff development are identified and confirmed through consultation with appropriate personnel.
1.2. Current competencies and any relevant characteristics of the target group are identified using appropriate investigation methods.
1.3. Staff development options are identified and developed.
2. Develop staff development strategies and programs
2.1. Overview strategies, including appropriate timing and costs, are prepared and confirmed with appropriate personnel.
2.2. Resources required for the program are identified and approved by appropriate personnel.
2.3. Arrangements are made with personnel required to support the strategy.
2.4. Information on the strategy is made widely available, using a variety of methods.
2.5. Promotional activities are monitored for effectiveness in collaboration with appropriate personnel.
3. Conduct training programs
3.1. Training program goals and training session outcomes are explained to, and discussed with, training participants.
3.2. Presentation and training delivery are appropriate to the characteristics of training participants and the development of required knowledge and skills.
3.3. Presentation and training delivery methods provide variety, encourage participation and reinforce knowledge and skill development.
3.4. Spoken language and communication strategies or techniques are used strategically to encourage participation and achieve the outcomes of training sessions.
3.5. Individual learning and group dynamics are monitored and managed to achieve program goals.
3.6. Training sessions are reviewed and modified as necessary to meet training participants' needs.
3.7. Training programs are evaluated to ensure ongoing relevance.
4. Evaluate staff development strategies and programs
4.1. Feedback on effectiveness of strategies is sought from staff development participants, supervisors and managers.
4.2. Adjustments to staff development strategies are considered and incorporated.