Conduct personnel security assessments

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 PSPSEC008, 'Conduct personnel security assessments'.
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. Collect, analyse and evaluate personal information

1.1 Collect information from the subject to be assessed in accordance with the purpose of the security assessment.

1.2 Obtain additional information where gaps, anomalies, deficiencies or discrepancies exist in the information provided.

1.3 Corroborate information and assess validity and reliability.

1.4 Conduct analysis in accordance with general suitability indicators and security standards.

1.5 Extract and interpret data and record outcomes.

1.6 Conduct assessment process with care and sensitivity to assist subjects to deal with its invasive nature.

2. Make recommendations on security assessment outcomes

2.1 Formulate recommendations that are consistent with the information obtained.

2.2 Convey recommendations.

2.3 Confirm with the requester of the security assessment and the subject, where appropriate, the right to seek a review if recommendations are negative.

2.4 Recommend improvements to procedures.

3. Record and report on personnel security assessments

3.1 Maintain complete and up to date records.

3.2 Prepare reports that are clear, fair and objective and use language suited to the purpose.

3.3 Address urgency and levels of risk in reports.

3.4 Adhere to procedures for storing and managing confidential and sensitive information.