Gather and analyse information

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 PSPGEN027, 'Gather and analyse information'.
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. Identify and collect information

1.1 Identify nature, extent and purpose of required information.

1.2 Identify and access internal and external sources to produce required information.

1.3 Collect, organise, record and report information.

1.4 Organise information collected in a way that enables easy access and retrieval by other staff.

2. Analyse and interpret information

2.1 Evaluate information and its sources for relevance and validity to business and/or client requirements.

2.2 Analyse information as required to identify key issues.

2.3 Carry out detailed analysis of information as required using relevant techniques including mathematical calculations.

3. Develop and apply workable solutions

3.1 Develop workable solutions to business and/or client requirements.

3.2 Communicate or implement proposed solutions as required.

3.3 Report and present information in required medium using relevant technology.

4. Maintain information

4.1 Maintain information and records to ensure data and system integrity using a range of standard and complex information systems and operations.

4.2 Reconcile routine data and records as required.

4.3 Identify and correct inadequacies in system/s relating to information retrieval or reported to relevant staff as required.