Plan a career in the retail industry

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 SIRXIND102, 'Plan a career in the retail industry'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Plan a career in the retail industry' 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

Element

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Explore career opportunities and preferences.

1.1.Obtain information from advisory services and talk to advisory and experienced personnel to identify the nature of work in a range of retail career options.

1.2.Explore education and training requirements for a range of retail career options.

1.3.Evaluate levels of personal aptitude and fulfilment in relation to a range of retail workplace tasks and responsibilities.

1.4.Evaluate levels of personal interest in a range of retail career options.

1.5.Document optimum career preferences and related education and training requirements.

2. Identify skill development requirements.

2.1.Identify opportunities for, and stages of, skill development for selected retail career preferences in consultation with advisory or experienced personnel.

2.2.Evaluate and record current personal skills and knowledge against competencies relevant to career preferences to identify current stage of career development.

2.3.Discuss results of assessment with advisory or experienced personnel and identify additional skill development requirements for career progression.

2.4.Document skill development options for selected career preferences.

3. Plan retail career progression.

3.1.Review and select options for immediate and future skill development in discussion with advisory or experienced personnel.

3.2.Select and document skill development options and allocate timelines for progression.

3.3.Collate skills assessment and career planning documentation and update regularly with skill development evidence.