Create an innovative work environment

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 SIRXQUA003A, 'Create an innovative work environment'.
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




Implement work practices and procedures to support innovation.


Establish working conditions that encourage the application of innovation in the workplace.


Implement processes to maximise the use of innovation in work activities.


Introduce and maintain workplace procedures to foster the application of innovation in the workplace.


Facilitate collaborative work arrangements to foster innovation.


Implement management practices to support innovation.


Actively support and guide the development of new ideas.


Ensure all ideas are positively received and constructive advice provided.


Establish and maintain relationships based on mutual respect and trust between management and staff.


Exemplify innovative work practice in the way management approaches work and team responsibilities.


Promote innovation in the workplace.


Acknowledge staff suggestions, improvements and innovation.


Celebrate and promote innovation by appropriate means.


Promote and reinforce the value placed by management on innovation in spite of the potential risks.


Create a physical environment that supports innovation.


Decorate the physical environment to maximise creativity.


Design work spaces to encourage the cross-fertilisation of ideas as well as the application of innovation at work skills.


Design work spaces to provide for the development of relationships between all members of the workplace.


Provide information and learning opportunities to foster innovation.


Share relevant information, knowledge and skills within the organisation.


Provide formal learning opportunities to help develop skills needed for innovation at work.


Create active learning opportunities in which managers and staff can learn from the experience of others.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRXQUA003A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry
  • SFL50110 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT50307 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management
  • SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail Management