Establish a marine surveyor practice

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 MARM5009A, 'Establish a marine surveyor practice'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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

1

Prepare to develop a business plan

1.1

Essential components of a business plan are identified and reviewed for suitability for inclusion in overall plan for size and nature of proposed business

1.2

Sources and costs of finance to be included financial plan are identified and required business liquidity and profitability is outlined

1.3

Business resources and required legal and compliance requirements to be considered are identified and documented

2

Develop a business plan

2.1

Proposed business operation and overall business goals and objectives are identified and documented

2.2

Operational requirements are identified to effectively produce/deliver products/services

2.3

Specialist services and sources of advice are identified, where required, and costed according to resources available

2.4

Vision statement is developed that reflects business objectives

2.5

Target markets are identified through market research data

2.6

Competitor analysis is obtained and market position the business is developed/reviewed

3

Develop strategies for minimising risks

3.1

Specific interests and objectives of relevant people are identified and their support for planned business direction is sought and confirmed

3.2

Risk management strategies are identified and developed according to business goals and objectives, and relevant legal requirements

3.3

Contingency plan is developed to address potential areas of non-conformance with plan

4

Develop business promotion plans

4.1

Business brand is developed

4.2

Benefits of practice products/services are identified

4.3

Promotional tools are selected and included in business plan and applicable legislation is incorporated as required

5

Develop sales plans

5.1

Plans to increase sales through yield per existing client are identified and developed for immediate or future inclusion in plan

5.2

Plans and strategies to grow business and add new clients and sales are developed

5.3

Proposed plans are ranked according to priority

5.4

Action plan to implement top ranked plan is developed and agreed with any relevant personnel

5.5

Business work practices are reviewed to ensure they support plans

6

Implement and monitor promotional strategy

6.1

Promotional package is created to meet sales plan requirements, relevant legislative requirements and to enhance business corporate image

6.2

Promotional strategy is implemented within budget in specified timeframes

6.3

Criteria to measure effectiveness of sales/promotional strategy is established

6.4

Adjustments to promotional strategy or service distribution are made as necessary to ensure required result is being obtained