Gather and manage evidence

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 PSPREG412A, 'Gather and manage evidence'.
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. Plan and activate evidence collection

1.1 Evidence requirements are researched to establish the type and standard of evidence and resources required when the size of investigation and/or type of offence/s require this.

1.2 Approval to commence investigation is obtained in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

1.3 Plan of action is agreed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, and communication and review processes are established.

1.4 Evidence recording process is put in place in accordance with organisational guidelines and legislative requirements.

2. Identify persons of interest

2.1 Possible witnesses are identified, located and contacted to request that they provide information.

2.2 Particulars of witness/es are documented according to correct evidentiary procedures.

2.3 Responsible parties are identified, located and their particulars are recorded in accordance with correct evidentiary procedures.

2.4 Responsible parties are contacted for interview in accordance with organisational procedures and legislative requirements, and informed of the nature of the investigation, if required by law.

3. Collect and store evidence

3.1 Authority to search is obtained/verified, involving other organisations where necessary.

3.2 Evidence is identified, collected, labelled, recorded and preserved according to exhibit management principles for later use in proceedings.

3.3 Evidence is managed in accordance with the principles of continuity of possession, legislation and standards.

3.4 Corroboratory evidence is collected, documented and preserved.

3.5 Expert skills and knowledge are accessed when necessary to further assist staff in areas where they cannot or are not authorised to act.

3.6 Constant review is implemented during evidence collection to enable gaps and inadequacies to be addressed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4. Summarise and report on evidence

4.1 Verbal and written summaries/reports are made in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements.

4.2 Outcomes of investigation are entered into data management systems according to organisational guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPREG412A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP41004 - Certificate IV in Government (Land Administration)
  • PSP52008 - Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)
  • PSP42210 - Certificate IV in Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP41504 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • PSP41404 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • PSP41804 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • MTM40411 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)
  • MTM40211 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (Meat Safety)
  • SFI40411 - Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance