Conduct surveillance

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 PSPREG014, 'Conduct surveillance'.
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. Plan surveillance

1.1 Establish the purpose and outcomes of surveillance in consultation with stakeholders, and obtain authority to conduct surveillance.

1.2 Determine locations and timeframes in accordance with the purpose and required outcomes.

1.3 Determine resource requirements and arrange in accordance with surveillance plan and budgetary constraints.

1.4 Determine requirements for technical specialists.

1.5 Prepare surveillance plans detailing key activities, roles, responsibilities, risk management and contingency planning, and take into account the overt or covert nature of the operations and security requirements for those involved.

2. Carry out surveillance

2.1 Confirm identities of surveillance subject and conduct surveillance operations in accordance with surveillance plans.

2.2 Identify factors affecting achievement of surveillance outcomes promptly and authorise variations to surveillance plans to cater for the unexpected.

2.3 Implement alternative plans in cases where operational integrity is threatened or compromised and provide a report on the reasons and justification for the decision.

2.4 Conduct surveillance operations.

2.5 Maintain personal conduct and manner in accordance with code of conduct.

3. Complete surveillance operations

3.1 Obtain and document surveillance information in accordance with organisational or client requirements and the surveillance plan.

3.2 Secure and maintain information and other materials.

3.3 Store equipment, images and audio in accordance with technical requirements and security procedures.

3.4 Present outcomes in the required medium, format, style and structure suitable for review and interpretation to meet organisational requirements.

3.5 Document and report operational inadequacies in the surveillance process to inform future practice.