Communicate security awareness

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPSEC015, 'Communicate security awareness'.
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 security awareness activities

1.1 Determine need for activities and consult clients and staff to establish priorities in the organisation’s security plan.

1.2 Initiate, gather and assess ideas for new or improved activities, taking into account the human, financial and physical resources required.

1.3 Obtain approval for security awareness activities.

2. Design security awareness activities

2.1 Establish formal and informal networks of targeted individuals and groups and use these as communication channels.

2.2 Incorporate precedents in security management into awareness activities.

2.3 Design and produce information presentations and support materials as required.

2.4 Create awareness activities based on the organisation’s corporate objectives, core business, culture and an understanding of its client base.

3. Promote government security management

3.1 Prepare and disseminate information relating to incidents and effects of non-compliance.

3.2 Develop and present information to promote government security management and meet the needs of a diverse audience.

4. Develop and nurture cooperative client relationships

4.1 Establish and document expectations of clients and contractors.

4.2 Anticipate opportunities, in consultation with work colleagues and managers, for establishing contacts and networks with external and internal clients.

4.3 Monitor and inform clients of changes in organisational focus which may affect organisation–client relationships.

4.4 Obtain feedback on organisational activities and report outcomes.

4.5 Facilitate stakeholder understanding of organisation’s security management philosophy, policy and procedures.

4.6 Advise clients when and how to modify their practices to meet organisational standards as required.

5. Conduct security management activities

5.1 Implement security management activities using adult learning methodologies and within existing resource and time constraints.

5.2 Identify intended outcomes based on expectations of the target audience.

5.3 Adapt and refine activities as indicated by audience engagement and responses.

6. Evaluate success of awareness raising activities

6.1 Evaluate security awareness activities against predetermined objectives.

6.2 Document results of evaluation and use as basis for planning future activities.

6.3 Identify and act upon opportunities for new security awareness activities as required.

6.4 Obtain evidence of status or changes in the type and level of security breaches as a result of activities.