Navigate in remote or trackless areas

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 RIIEGS305D, 'Navigate in remote or trackless areas'.
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. Plan and prepare to navigate in remote or trackless areas

1.1. Access, interpret and apply navigation in remote or trackless areas documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2. Select the type of map(s) suitable for the activity

1.3. Identify possible sources of error and inaccuracies on the map

1.4. Identify symbols and information contained on the map

1.5. Identify the way in which relevant symbols and information on the map can be used in navigation

2. Use a compass

2.1. Identify the essential features of a compass

2.2. Demonstrate the manner in which a compass is used to maintain a designated course

2.3. Demonstrate how compass use reflects understanding of the factors that affect accuracy

3. Plan a route for remote or trackless areas

3.1. Apply symbols and information contained on the map to plan an efficient route/course suitable to navigation and activity-specific abilities

3.2. Obtain additional information to assist in the preparation of a navigation data sheet from the map and from other suitable sources of information

3.3. Identify potential hazards associated with navigating through adverse environmental conditions

3.4. Consider other contextual issues in the planning of a route

3.5. Prepare a navigation data sheet/route card

3.6. Identify emergency or contingency escape routes

3.7. Consider environmental impact issues in the planning of a route

4. Navigate in remote or trackless areas

4.1. Maintain orientation of map to surroundings

4.2. Identify possible sources of navigation error in specific locations

4.3. Use combined map, compass and other techniques whilst following a route in unmodified landscapes

4.4. Employ techniques for distance estimations of travel in the absence of identifying features

4.5. Maintain the designated course whilst bypassing obstacles

4.6. Maintain a course in adverse environmental conditions and/or poor visibility

4.7. Fix position accurately and regularly using a combination of appropriate navigation techniques

4.8. Select an efficient route choice for the surroundings and conditions

4.9. Employ suitable combinations of navigation techniques to fix position and identify unknown features when in unfamiliar surroundings/location