Navigate in urban and rural environments

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 PUAOPE003B, 'Navigate in urban and rural environments'.
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



1. Determine current location, destination and resources

1.1 Incident and/or task location/requirements are obtained

1.2 Relevant maps and navigation equipment are gathered and checked

1.3 Cartographic information and navigation techniques are applied to plot positions on a map, and determine current location and destination within accepted tolerances

2. Determine and plan a safe route

2.1 Navigation records are prepared according to organisation's practices

2.2 Cartographic information, navigation techniques, local and environmental conditions are interpreted to determine and plan a safe and timely route

2.3 Potential access restrictions which may limit thoroughfare are identified and arrangements made to gain access in accordance with organisation's policies and practices and regulatory requirements

3. Navigate to destination

3.1 Record of proposed route and navigation aids are used to maintain compliance with planned route

3.2 Driver is directed to follow indicated route as required

3.3 Current location is regularly verified within accepted tolerances

3.4 Route is modified to address prevailing conditions and, if required, alternate strategies are initiated

3.5 Lost en-route procedures are implemented if required

3.6 Unanticipated access difficulties are reported in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures

3.7 En-route and arrival reporting information is communicated in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures

4. Complete post navigational activities

4.1 Navigation or nominated reports are completed in accordance with organisation's policies and procedures

4.2 Navigational equipment is recovered, reset, updated and serviced according to operational standards and manufacturer's specifications

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE003B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60604 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Management)
  • PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA50904 - Diploma of Public Safety (Search and Rescue - Coordination)
  • PUA32106 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Regional Surveillance Operations)
  • PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA31606 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA31506 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA40702 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Policing)
  • PUA31906 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)
  • PUA32006 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PSP40304 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)
  • PSP50304 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)