Manage 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 PSPSEC017, 'Manage 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. Disseminate security policy

1.1 Raise the profile of security management to indicate its fundamental importance within the organisation.

1.2 Articulate security standards for the organisation in a manner suited to the level and experience of staff.

1.3 Explain ways in which the security policy and plan contribute to the achievement of organisational corporate goals.

1.4 Communicate roles and responsibilities of key people in the organisation regarding implementation of security measures.

1.5 Present and disseminate information to meet the needs of diverse audiences.

2. Champion security awareness

2.1 Lead and motivate others in promoting the role of security processes as integral to effective management practices.

2.2 Use methods to champion security awareness based on an in-depth understanding of the organisation’s culture and structure and the nature of both internal and external clients.

2.3 Establish a positive tone within the organisation regarding security, by engendering trust and confidence in security measures.

2.4 Establish guidelines for the creation of formal and informal networks and to nurture cooperative and ethical client relationships.

3. Market security management inside and outside the organisation

3.1 Identify and assess potential activities to promote security and its importance to the overall objectives of the organisation in relation to the current security policy and plan.

3.2 Coordinate implementation of activities with management and key stakeholders.

3.3 Encourage shared ownership of security processes through ongoing consultation and information sharing.

3.4 Organise promotional activities to raise stakeholder awareness of both the ethical and financial aspects of security and to endorse the concept and practice of security management.

3.5 Monitor trends in order to ensure currency of the organisation’s security measures.