Interpret data and related statistics

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 PSPGOV524A, 'Interpret data and related statistics'.
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. Interpret a graph or table

1.1 Reports based on the data are written which identify relevant relationships within the data.

1.2 Row and column percentages are calculated from a table.

1.3 A table/graph is interpreted in accordance with data reflected.

2. Interpret data and its summarised highlights

2.1 Data summaries and trends are defined and explained in a manner suited to the audience.

2.2 Survey data is interpreted according to accepted standards.

2.3 Data is interpreted and its highlights are summarised.

2.4 Interpretation is verified with a suitably qualified person.

3. Interpret a range of official statistics in a policy environment

3.1 Data summaries and trends are identified and explained.

3.2 Statistical tests are interpreted and this interpretation explained.

3.3 The sampling method/survey design is critiqued.

3.4 Interpretation of the data is undertaken in such a way as to inform decision making.

3.5 Interpretation is verified with a suitably qualified person.

3.6 The shortcomings of statistical applications in the policy environment are identified.

4. Present statistical results

4.1 Data is presented in tables, charts and maps so that the reader does not misconstrue it.

4.2 Glossaries, technical notes and referencing are included where required.

4.3 Reports that include statistical concepts, tables, charts and maps are prepared and presented in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.4 Findings are presented in a way that is most appropriate for the audience.

4.5 Charts are used appropriately in presentations for the variables being charted and conform to accepted standards.

5. Guide others in the interpretation of data

5.1 Data summaries and trends are clearly defined and communicated to staff involved in the project.

5.2 Report findings are presented in a way that is most appropriate for the audience.

5.3 The assumptions on which the interpretation is based are communicated in accordance with audience needs.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV524A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52110 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP52008 - Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics