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 MARM019, 'Establish a marine surveyor practice'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Establish a marine surveyor practice' 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
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Prepare to develop a business plan
Essential components of a business plan are identified and reviewed for suitability for inclusion in overall plan for size and nature of proposed business
Sources and costs of finance to be included in financial plan are established and required business liquidity and profitability is outlined
Business resources and required legal and compliance requirements to be considered are identified and documented
Develop a business plan
Proposed business operation and overall business goals and objectives are identified and documented
Operational requirements are identified to effectively produce/deliver products/services
Specialist services and sources of advice are identified, where required, and costed according to resources available
Vision statement is developed that reflects business objectives
Target markets are identified through market research data
Competitor analysis is obtained and market position the business is developed/reviewed
Develop strategies for minimising risks
Specific interests and objectives of relevant people are identified and their support for planned business direction is sought and confirmed
Risk management strategies are identified and developed according to business goals and objectives, and relevant legal requirements
Contingency plan is developed to address potential areas of non-conformance with plan
Develop business promotion plans
Business brand is developed
Benefits of practice products/services are identified
Promotional tools are selected and included in business plan and applicable legislation is incorporated as required
Develop sales plans
Plans to increase sales through yield per existing client are identified and developed for immediate or future inclusion in plan
Plans and strategies to grow business and add new clients and sales are developed
Proposed plans are ranked according to priority
Action plan to implement top ranked plan is developed and agreed with any relevant personnel
Business work practices are reviewed to ensure they support plans
Implement and monitor promotional strategy
Promotional package is created to meet sales plan requirements, relevant legislative requirements and to enhance business corporate image
Promotional strategy is implemented within budget in specified timeframes
Criteria to measure effectiveness of sales/promotional strategy is established
Adjustments to promotional strategy or service distribution are made as necessary to ensure required result is being obtained