Read and interpret map

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 RIIG005A, 'Read and interpret map'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Read and interpret map' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for navigation


Applicable safety and organisational requirements relevant to navigation are identified and complied with.


Information is gathered and relevant factors identified and checked with appropriate personnel.


Suitable maps, equipment and navigation aids are selected and checked for accuracy, currency and operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations.


Faults or errors in maps and equipment are detected and corrected.


Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements.


Plan the route


Traverse route to destination is selected using information from map or plan and field observations.


Maps are examined to identify relevant symbols and information and navigation data.


Current position in the field is identified on map or plan in accordance with organisational procedures.


Current position in the field is located using landmarks and key geographical features.


Required destination is identified on map or plan in accordance with organisational procedures.


Hazards and potential hazards in traversing from location to destination are recognised and interpreted from map or plan, field observations, and local knowledge.


Distance to required destination is estimated using map scale and selected traverse route.


Conduct navigation


Navigation is undertaken in accordance with planned route and schedule.


Maps are correctly orientated to surroundings in accordance with planned route.


Equipment and navigation aids are used in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations


Alternative routes are navigated to bypass obstacles and improve efficiency of route or course