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 RGRTRK402A, 'Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Relate animal welfare to track and environmental conditions' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
Elements and Performance Criteria
Relate animal physiology to environmental conditions.
1. Animal cooling mechanisms are researched and efficiency is related to ambient temperature and humidity.
2. Influence of other climatic conditions on animal performance is identified.
Relate animal performance to common racing illnesses.
3. Digestive distress is related to track and environmental conditions.
4. Respiratory distress is related to track and environmental conditions.
5. Nervous distress is related to track and environmental conditions.
Relate animal injuries and performance to track design and surfaces.
6. Track camber and tightness of turns are related to performance injuries.
7. Track density and track materials are related to performance injuries.
8. Grading, mowing and watering techniques are related to animal performance.
9. Impact of weather on track surfaces and animal performance is discussed.
Measure factors that may affect animal performance and discuss options for improving performance and safety.
10. Track density and moisture content are measured and results interpreted using standard industry tools .
11. Ambient temperature and humidity are measured and results interpreted using standard industry tools.
12. Track rating is determined using industry standard definitions.
13. Options for improving track conditions for optimal greyhound or horse performance and safety are evaluated.
14. Overall weather conditions are evaluated to determine whether racing can continue.
15. Justification for adjusting or not adjusting track or environmental conditions is presented to stakeholders.