Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces

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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 SISOABN406A, 'Apply multi pitch abseiling skills on natural surfaces'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan for the abseiling activity.

1.1. Identify and plan food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and the duration of the activity.

1.2. Identify and select an appropriate activity site or location according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Identify associated hazards and procedures to minimise risks to abseiler and belayer on natural surfaces.

1.4. Access relevantsources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information to determine activity plan.

1.5. Establish a suitable communication system to use with belayer while abseiling.

2. Select and utilise appropriate equipment.

2.1. Select and use equipment in a safe and efficient manner, after consideration of contextual issues.

2.2. Adjust and fit equipment to ensure personal comfort and safety.

2.3. Complete all necessary personal and equipment safety checks prior to commencement according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.4. Select and attach descending device to the rope, suitable to the belay system being used.

2.5. Apply safety procedures at top and bottom of descent site to minimise risk.

3. Demonstrate abseiling technique.

3.1. Display correct posture and technique while abseiling, using single and double rope.

3.2. Maintain effective communication between abseiler and belayer throughout the descent.

3.3. Apply safe and correct abseiling techniques according to the belay system being used to minimise injury in the event of a fall.

3.4. Negotiate obstacles and avoid or remove hazards to descend in a controlled manner.

3.5. Demonstrate techniques that minimise damage to the environment while abseiling.

3.6. Retrieve ropes upon completion of an abseil.

4. Evaluate abseiling activity.

4.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of abseiling.

4.2. Identify improvements for future abseiling activities.