Gather information by factual investigation

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 PRSIS306A, 'Gather information by factual investigation'.
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 and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for investigative activities


Assignment instructions and relevant information is obtained to review client and organisational requirements


Resource and equipment requirements are estimated based on assignment instructions and confirmed with appropriate person(s) in accordance with organisational procedures


Requirements for specialist equipment and technical specialists are identified and confirmed with appropriate person(s)


Information sources and systems are reliable and used in accordance with legislative and organisational guidelines


Personal conduct, manner and presentation is maintained in accordance with code of conduct and organisational requirements


A plan detailing key activities and their sequence is developed taking into consideration all known factors, client instructions and legal requirements


Gather information


Methods of collecting information are reliable and make efficient use of resources in accordance with organisational requirements


Available facts and evidence is obtained from information sources, organised and secured in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements


Interviews / meetings are planned, managed and conducted to gather maximum amount of information relevant to the assignment


Interpersonal techniques are appropriate to assignment requirements and reflect sensitivity to individual social and cultural differences


Comprehensive statements are taken in accordance with legislative and organisational procedures and contain details relevant to the assignment


Business equipment is used in accordance with manufacturer's specifications to access, record and organise information


Physical evidence is collected, where possible to support statements of fact


Report information


Information is obtained within the specified time, budget and quality constraints in accordance with assignment and organisational requirements


Information is evaluated in terms of validity, reliability and relevance and reviewed with appropriate person(s) in accordance with organisational procedures


Recommendations and issues are presented in the required format, style and structure that is suitable for review and interpretation in accordance with organisational requirements


Client satisfaction with service delivery is reviewed using verifiable data and appropriate feedback techniques in accordance with organisational policy and procedures


Relevant workplace documentation is completed and processed in accordance with legislative and organisational procedures


Information is safely and securely maintained and stored in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

PRSIS306A appears in the following qualifications:

  • RGR40608 - Certificate IV in Racing Services (Steward)
  • RGR50308 - Diploma of Racing Services (Steward)