Prepare to translate and interpret

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 PSPTIS003, 'Prepare to translate and interpret'.
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. Assess ability to complete assignment

1.1 Receive assignment request and clarify scope and nature of work and conditions of engagement.

1.2 Identify performance expectations, limits and responsibilities and their implications for undertaking the assignment.

1.3 Consider personal availability and preparedness to satisfy assignment requirements.

1.4 Advise client or booking agency in a professional and timely manner of decision to accept or decline.

2. Respond to assignment

2.1 Record assignment details and review terms and conditions of engagement.

2.2 Resolve any queries and clarify procedures, including for payment.

2.3 Create and maintain records of assignment in accordance with good business practice.

3. Develop work plan

3.1 Identify factors that may affect assignment outcomes to determine planning needs.

3.2 Identify objectives and determine realistic time commitments and allocations.

3.3 Identify problems and seek assistance from client, specialist advisor, or peer network where necessary.

3.4 Organise activities within required timeframe and appropriate to type of assignment.

4. Review and evaluate work plan

4.1 Review preparation to confirm it addresses assignment requirements, and resolve outstanding issues.

4.2 Consider and implement adjustments to improve process and outcomes of future preparation.