Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

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 MSS405061A, 'Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes'.
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


Analyse decisions to be made


Identify personnel to be included in the analysis process


Determine the consequences of the decisions in liaison with relevant personnel


Determine the variables which can be controlled


Determine the variables which cannot be controlled


Determine the consequences of a change in these variables in liaison with affected personnel


Define factors which cause variables to change


Identify factors which are able to be controlled


Identify factors which are not able to be controlled


Identify means of measuring these factors, or indicators for the values of these factors


Compile a list of measurements/indicators required.


Communicate with team members and involve them in development of factors and changes to ensure awareness and facilitate learning


Develop data collection protocols


Determine methods of making measurements


Determine methods of quantifying indicators


Determine the benefit/cost of automated (or other) collection of data


Develop systems to produce required information


Identify user of information and their needs and abilities


Determine data processing needs to produce required information


Determine information distribution channels


Determine skill development need for recipients of information


Implement systems to produce information


Monitor implementation and make adjustments, as required