Manage major investigations

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 PSPREG605, 'Manage major investigations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Manage major investigations' 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

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Assess investigation priorities and plans

1.1 The progress of major investigations is regularly monitored to ensure tasks are completed and operations are on track to meet objectives.

1.2 Deficiencies and areas requiring further action are identified and addressed in line with overall investigation planning.

1.3 Deficiencies and remedial actions undertaken are documented in the plan as the investigation progresses.

1.4 Feedback on the progress of investigations is communicated to contributing personnel, management, clients and stakeholders at regular intervals that vary according to the organisational protocols for each group.

2. Determine and report investigation status

2.1 Investigations are continually assessed against competing investigations or demands, to determine priorities and monitor resource and budgetary expenditure.

2.2 Investigations are strategically assessed at regular intervals to ensure that objectives are achievable within resource and legal constraints.

2.3 Critical decisions, to terminate, re-prioritise, or change the focus of investigations as a result of strategic assessments, are documented in investigation plans and reported in accordance with operational protocols.

3. Monitor the effectiveness of participating agencies

3.1 Organisational responsibilities for resource/budgetary allocations are monitored and reviewed to facilitate achievement of objectives.

3.2 Communication and coordination between agencies is evaluated and modified where required.

3.3 Tasks performed by participating agencies are reviewed and modified, if required, to maximise use of expertise and make effective use of resources.

4. Evaluate and report at conclusion of major investigations

4.1 The outcomes and issues from major investigations are analysed and conclusions and recommendations are formulated and reported in accordance with the protocols for multi-agency operations.

4.2 The effectiveness of agency alliances and partnerships is reviewed at the completion of investigations.

4.3 Recommendations arising from the review of agency alliances are documented and forwarded to respective managers, clients and stakeholders.