Prepare for community engagement

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 PSPGEN073, 'Prepare for community engagement'.
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. Develop an analytical framework

1.1 Identify the context within which community engagement may ethically be undertaken and the underpinning policy drivers.

1.2 Identify and consult key stakeholders to ensure the framework is culturally appropriate and addresses key community characteristics.

1.3 Define the task and objectives for the engagement program.

1.4 Allocate resources to implement the framework according to the requirements of the task and budgetary constraints.

1.5 Develop the framework to meet the requirement to assist in analysing and understanding the community.

2. Define the target community

2.1 Identify research techniques in accordance with community engagement information requirements and community preferences.

2.2 Gather and analyse information according to the requirements of the research strategy.

2.3 Define target community with sufficient breadth and depth to meet community engagement program requirements.

2.4 Conduct community research in a manner that builds community trust and confidence.

3. Assess community features

3.1 Acknowledge and respect community diversity.

3.2 Identify the community’s formal and informal leadership structure, and acknowledge and adhere to protocols and cultural practices.

3.3 Detail community makeup and structures, and establish relationships through formal and informal community networks.

3.4 Identify barriers to involvement by the community in the engagement process, and develop strategies to address them.

3.5 Identify risks and issues in relation to engaging with the community, and develop strategies to address them.

4. Build a community profile

4.1 Conduct an environmental scan to examine potential impacts on community engagement.

4.2 Detail the composition of the community and its leadership structures.

4.3 Identify the community’s formal and informal networks and its formal and informal cultural practices.

4.4 Detail barriers to community engagement and risks, including prior experiences, and recommendations for addressing them.

4.5 Validate profile with stakeholders.