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 MSL924002A, 'Use laboratory application software'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Use laboratory application software' 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. Access application software
1.1. Identify software required for the task
1.2. Open software from a personal computer or network terminal
2. Use software for specified purposes
2.1. Input a range of scientific data into a computing system
2.2. Conduct searches for the retrieval of required data
2.3. Use application features for efficient computation
2.4. Construct data sets and databases for numerical and graphical analyses
3. Produce reports of retrieved data and/or processed data
3.1. Analyse data using features of the software package
3.2. Select options for constructing data reports
3.3. Print the results of data analyses using features of the software package
3.4. Integrate data from diverse application software units in a report
3.5. Report the outcomes and rationale for computerised database searches where appropriate
3.6. Reference computerised data sources according to the style requirements of the enterprise
4. Perform simple record housekeeping
4.1. Backup worked data according to enterprise standard procedures
4.2. Maintain archive data according to enterprise standard procedures
4.3. Maintain hard copy data according to standard enterprise operating procedures
4.4. Apply approved antivirus software and general standard quarantine procedures