Undertake research project

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 MTMBUS802A, 'Undertake research project'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake research project' 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. Define topic

1.1. Research issue is identified and scoped.

1.2. Research questions are developed and refined.

1.3. Research methodologies are identified.

1.4. Hypotheses are developed.

2. Undertake literature review

2.1. Suitable sources of literature are identified.

2.2. Literature outcomes are analysed and presented.

2.3. Research questions and strategy are refined in light of literature review findings.

3. Undertake research

3.1. Research instruments are developed and validated.

3.2. Ethical and confidentiality requirements are identified and addressed.

3.3. Environmental sustainability issues associated with the research are identified.

3.4. Research is undertaken.

3.5. Findings are recorded.

4. Present findings

4.1. Research outcomes are analysed.

4.2. Research methodology is reviewed and analysed.

4.3. Recommendations are developed.

4.4. Research report is prepared and presented.

4.5. Report is presented for peer review.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMBUS802A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Agribusines