Conduct patrols

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 PSPBORD301A, 'Conduct patrols'.
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



1. Prepare to patrol

1.1 The purpose and objectives of the patrol are explained to relevant personnel.

1.2 The legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines under which the patrol is to be conducted are identified.

1.3 The powers of officers under the legislation are confirmed and applied correctly.

1.4 The patrol operation is planned to suit its objectives.

1.5 Equipment, other resources and the need for assistance which may be required for the purposes of the patrol are identified.

1.6 Any risks to the health and safety of officers involved in the patrol are identified and taken into account within the plan.

2. Conduct the patrol

2.1 The patrol is conducted in accordance with legislation, regulations, policies and guidelines.

2.2 Patrol activities are undertaken in athorough manner in accordance with standard operating procedures.

2.3 Records are made of patrol actions, findings and outcomes in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3. Gather and report information

3.1 Initiative is used to identify possible information.

3.2 Information is recorded accurately.

3.3 Privacy and other legislative requirements are complied with.

3.4 Information is reported in an accurate and timely manner in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4. Report on and review patrol activities

4.1 Outcomes of patrol activities are recorded and disseminated in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.2 The outcomes, procedures and processes used within the patrol are evaluated.

4.3 Improvements to procedures and processes are identified and actioned.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPBORD301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP30204 - Certificate III in Government (Border Protection)
  • PSP40204 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)