Plan merchandise buying trips

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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
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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 SIRRMRM009, 'Plan merchandise buying trips'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan buying trip.

1.1. Access and review a merchandise strategy to determine buying trip objectives.

1.2. Obtain buying trip briefs and budgets.

1.3. Consult with cross-functional teams and seek the input of relevant personnel into buying trip planning.

1.4. Undertake pre-trip research to identify key buying trip activities and destinations that reflect buying trip objectives.

1.5. Research local culture, customs and market related to merchandise purchasing and supply, as required.

1.6. Determine supplier and product information and samples to be sourced during the buying trip.

1.7. Develop a buying trip itinerary and schedule, and seek required approval.

1.8. Make required bookings and arrange buying trip resources.

2. Undertake buying trip.

2.1. Assess products and suppliers that reflect merchandise strategy and buying trip objectives.

2.2. Determine feasibility and suitability of products and suppliers based on merchandise strategy and budgets.

2.3. Identify opportunities for new products and suppliers that meet organisational objectives and customer demands.

2.4. Obtain product and supplier information and acquire any required samples.

3. Report on buying trip.

3.1. Document outcomes of the buying trip according to organisational requirements.

3.2. Share trip insights and samples with relevant personnel and gain their feedback.

3.3. Make recommendations and determine actions to be taken following the buying trip.

3.4. Evaluate financial and productivity effectiveness of the buying trip.