Conduct field observations

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 SFICOMP202B, 'Conduct field observations'.
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. Select appropriate equipment and technology for observation and recording purposes

1.1. The purpose of the field observations is identified and confirmed with the supervisor or team leader.

1.2. Nature and type of information to be collected is confirmed with the supervisor or team leader.

1.3. Any agency protocols or requirements for the recording of observations are identified and confirmed.

1.4. Equipment and technology appropriate for the field observation task are selected and checked for serviceability.

2. Conduct field observations

2.1. Equipment is used in a manner that facilitates observations being recorded that are accurate and effective for the intended purpose.

2.2. Sufficient and relevant information is collected from observations.

2.3. Observations are recorded according to agency procedures.

2.4. Equipment is used in a manner that ensures the safety of self and others.

2.5. Security of equipment is ensured at all times.

3. Report on field observations

3.1. Report is prepared and collated, identifying any evidence of non-compliance, and presented according to agency procedures.

3.2. Recorded observations are labelled and filed securely according to agency procedures.

3.3. Queries arising from the report are answered in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SFICOMP202B appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFI20411 - Certificate II in Fisheries Compliance Support