Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment

Formats and tools

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
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 SISOBWG303A, 'Guide bushwalks in a controlled environment'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan a bushwalking trip.

1.1. Conduct relevant assessments to determine the condition of participants in consultation with support personnel.

1.2. Select an activity site or location which meets activity objectives and is suitable for participants according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Select appropriate maps and plan the route for the walk, taking into account environmental impact factors.

1.4. Identify hazards associated with the activity and apply risk minimisation procedures to ensure personal safety of participants.

1.5. Develop an activity plan for the walk to meet the identified needs, abilities and risk factors of participants according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.6. Prepare a Navigation Data Sheet for the proposed walk.

1.7. Access relevantsources to obtain and interpret weather and environmental information for the walk.

1.8. Inform appropriate authorities before the walk.

2. Select equipment for the activity.

2.1. Identify and source equipment for the activity.

2.2. Assess equipment for safety and suitability for the walk and complete documentation.

2.3. Prepare equipment for transportation to walk location according to organisational policies and procedures.

3. Make logistical arrangements.

3.1. Determine and plan food and water requirements for participants according to walking requirements.

3.2. Identify the location of water sources accessible during the walk and determine the need for water purification.

3.3. Prepare water for carrying and storage in a manner appropriate to the activity.

3.4. Select clothing suitable for the walk.

4. Brief participants.

4.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information about the walk in a manner suitable to participants.

4.2. Demonstrate packing of a backpack with gear appropriate to proposed walk to participants.

4.3. Explain symptoms, treatment and prevention of hypothermia, hyperthermia and dehydration to group to assist in self-monitoring.

4.4. Establish communication systems for use during walk and confirm systems with participants.

4.5. Check and confirm participants are properly equipped for the walk.

5. Lead bushwalking trip.

5.1. Assist participants to fit and adjust equipment to ensure suitability and safety as required.

5.2. Provide and reinforce direction and advice to the group during the walk.

5.3. Monitor walking pace and spacing between walkers in relation to conditions during the walk.

5.4. Monitor individual participant's performance and behaviour.

5.5. Monitor weather conditions during the walk.

5.6. Implement appropriate modifications to walk in response to changing conditions.

6. Select and maintain a temporary site as required.

6.1. Select a suitable site with reference to minimal impact on the environment according to relevant legislation.

6.2. Arrange shelter appropriate for prevailing weather conditions.

6.3. Establish site to ensure comfort and safety of the group.

6.4. Explain relevant minimum impact practices to group and monitor their compliance.

6.5. Return site to an equal standard on departure.

7. Complete post trip responsibilities.

7.1. Notify relevant authority of trip completion.

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

7.3. Evaluate relevant aspects of the walk according to organisational criteria and record outcomes.

7.4. Identify potential areas of improvement for future walks.