Instruct abseiling on single pitch 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
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and 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. Plan an abseiling session.

1.1. Establish participant's needs and characteristics.

1.2. Determine participant's current abseiling knowledge in order to determine the session'saims and objectives.

1.3. Determine an appropriate instructional plan according to participant's needs and characteristics.

1.4. Develop an abseiling plan according to participant's needs and characteristics, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.5. Identify potential hazards associated with abseiling on natural surfaces and minimise risks, according to organisational policies and procedures, to ensure safety of participants.

1.6. Access relevantsources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information and determine contingency plans.

2. Select and organise equipment and resources.

2.1. Select and access equipment and resources according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures, and check that it is in good working condition.

2.2. Check equipment for safety and suitability, according to relevant legislation and manufacturer's recommendations, and adjust and fit to ensure personal comfort.

2.3. Check contents of first aid and repair kits to ensure suitability to the location and activity.

3. Brief participants.

3.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information about the abseiling session in a manner appropriate to the participants.

3.2. Encourage participants to seek clarification, information and feedback as required during the session.

3.3. Establish a suitable communication system for participants to use while abseiling and belaying.

3.4. Inform participants of known and anticipated hazards, safety checks and appropriate behaviour.

4. Instruct an abseiling session.

4.1. Conduct introductory activities for participants to reduce the risk of injury.

4.2. Monitor individual participant's performance during abseiling session.

4.3. Apply clear and accurate instructional techniques to impart activity specific knowledge, abseiling skills and safety and rescue procedures.

4.4. Observe participants during abseiling and belaying and adjust or refine individual and or group technique as required.

4.5. Inform participants of opportunities to further develop their abseiling skills and knowledge.

5. Complete post-session responsibilities.

5.1. Retrieve, inspect, repair and store equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.

5.2. Provide opportunities for participants to identify their personal progress and satisfaction with the session, and give feedback as required.

5.3. Evaluate relevant aspects of abseiling session, and determine the level of learning achieved.

5.4. Identify potential areas of improvement for future abseiling instruction sessions.