Provide workplace mentoring

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 PSPGEN035, 'Provide workplace mentoring'.
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. Establish the need for mentoring

1.1 Identify purpose of the mentoring relationship.

1.2 Clarify expectations and goals of the mentoring relationship with the other party.

1.3 Identify and confirm skill sets that may be shared within the objectives of the mentoring relationship.

1.4 Negotiate and agree upon a mentoring agreement in accordance with the identified need, personal expectations and cultural or other considerations.

2. Develop a mentoring plan

2.1 Identify the scope and boundaries of the mentoring relationship.

2.2 Establish ground rules and negotiate realistic expectations.

2.3 Establish and maintain confidentiality of the relationship.

2.4 Manage the perceptions of others outside the mentoring relationship.

3. Facilitate mentoring relationship

3.1 Share personal experiences and knowledge with the person being mentored, in accordance with agreed objectives.

3.2 Support the person being mentored to develop skills in problem solving and decision making.

3.3 Use personal and professional networks to assist the person being mentored.

3.4 Assist the person being mentored to identify and access opportunities for development.

3.5 Use techniques for resolving differences without damaging the relationship, or seek assistance.

4. Monitor mentoring relationship

4.1 Provide planning assistance and guidance as requested.

4.2 Provide feedback on progress towards achieving the expectations and goals of the mentoring process.

4.3 Recognise and discuss changes in the mentoring relationship.

4.4 Negotiate and manage closure of the mentoring arrangement.

5. Evaluate effectiveness of mentoring

5.1 Establish and discuss benefits gained from the mentoring process.

5.2 Identify and report the benefits and outcomes of the mentoring arrangement for the organisation.