Apply protective service methods

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 POLAUX016, 'Apply protective service methods'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Undertake patrols

1.1 Establish patrol objectives to inform patrol plan.

1.2 Identify potential threats or incidents to develop a response plan.

1.3 Check equipment prior to use to ensure operational readiness.

1.4 Maintain personal security and safety by responding to potential and emerging risks.

1.5 Provide a high visibility presence to reassure the public and deter security breaches.

1.6 Identify potential threats and incidents to enable response.

2. Manage access of persons and vehicles

2.1 Manage access control systems in accordance with assignment instructions.

2.2 Verify identification of persons and vehicles to validate authority to access.

2.3 Manage entry validations of persons and vehicles to monitor entry and egress.

2.4 Identify indications of unauthorised entry to protect integrity of location.

2.5 Communicate with stakeholders to report incidents that infringe or breach assignment instructions.

3. Conduct searches

3.1 Assess situation to identify legal authority to search.

3.2 Apply methodological search processes to maintain safety and locate property, weapons or evidence of offences.

3.3 Manage items located using powers of seizure and retention.

3.4 Document details of search for integrity and accountability purposes.

4. Respond to threats and incidents

4.1 Gather information about the incident through observation and investigation.

4.2 Communicate information about the incident to facilitate response.

4.3 Develop plan for initial response to identify roles and responsibilities of responders.

4.4 Assess incident risks and hazards to maximise safety of self and public.

4.5 Establish assembly points to maximise public safety.

4.6 Exercise command and control to facilitate initial response.

4.7 Monitor incident to identify when further assistance is required.

4.8 Complete post-incident documentation for recording and accountability purposes.

5. Arrest persons

5.1 Identify breaches of the law to prevent offences occurring or continuing.

5.2 Communicate actions to persons detained.

5.3 Manage care and safety of detained persons in accordance with duty of care requirements.

5.4 Conduct handover to facilitate processing of detained person.

5.5 Release persons from custody when criteria that formed the basis for the arrest no longer exist.