Use workplace communication strategies

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 PSPGEN019, 'Use workplace communication strategies'.
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. Respond to enquiries

1.1 Provide responses to enquiries from staff, the public and other clients or refer the matter.

1.2 Use active listening techniques and adapt language and style to address the specific needs of the speaker.

1.3 Resolve conflict in a confidential manner or refer difficult situations to others.

1.4 Ensure content and method of communication complies with public sector legislation, the organisational code of conduct and ethics standards.

2. Receive and give instructions and directions

2.1 Receive, clarify, assess and act upon directions.

2.2 Ensure instructions and directions are conveyed clearly and confirm these with the recipient.

2.3 Provide feedback.

3. Participate in meetings

3.1 Prepare for meeting by reviewing the agenda and other related documents.

3.2 Provide input during meeting in accordance with meeting protocol and objectives.

3.3 Act with respect and trustbuilding to enhance relationships and meeting outcomes.

4. Make presentations within the workgroup

4.1 Prepare and make a work related presentation that is relevant to the audience and logically structured.

4.2 Use suitable resources or aids to enhance the presentation if applicable.

4.3 Use strategies to engage the listeners.

4.4 Obtain feedback to improve future presentations.