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 PSPGOV606A, 'Prepare high-level_sensitive written materials'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Prepare high-level_sensitive written materials' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Prepare for high-level written communication
1.1 Communication objectives are clarified, stakeholders are identified and political or other sensitivities are determined.
1.2 Research is undertaken to anticipate the likely attitudes of and positions of stakeholders on the matter/s under consideration.
1.3 Subject matter is researched/organised, key messages to be conveyed are distilled and tactics are planned to utilise written materials to maximise outcomes for the organisation in accordance with legislation, policy and guidelines.
2. Critically analyse other positions
2.1 Other positions are considered critically to evaluate complex levels of meaning in written communication and to identify impartiality, bias or unsupported argument.
2.2 Written materials are examined for subtext, significant inclusions and exclusions, socio-cultural values, attitudes and assumptions.
2.3 Complex concepts and ideas are explored to clarify understanding, and justify, or challenge interpretations based on underlying assumptions, beliefs and values.
2.4 Evidence is compared and contrasted and sources referred to are evaluated for reliability and authenticity.
2.5 Evidence is used to test other positions and draw conclusions about their validity and strengths.
3. Prepare persuasive written communication
3.1 Communication approach is chosen and used to positively influence and remove barriers to understanding for the given audience.
3.2 Risk assessment is undertaken and risk management is implemented in relation to document preparation and content.
3.3 Input information/documents provided by others are analysed for fit with the chosen approach and to ensure consistency of values, attitudes and opinions.
3.4 Information is synthesised and complex documents are prepared in accordance with organisational requirements, legislation, policy and procedures.
3.5 Feedback from others is obtained on the documents' effectiveness for the purpose intended, outcomes are assessed and lessons learnt are articulated and used to underpin future writing.
3.6 Feedback is provided to contributors of information/documents to improve future input in a manner that provides learning opportunities for the contributors.