Apply river crossing skills

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 SISOBWG404A, 'Apply river crossing skills'.
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



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 a river crossing.

1.1. Identify river features.

1.2. Identify potential hazards and risks associated with crossing rivers.

1.3. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information.

1.4. Waterproof backpack contents.

1.5. Select and justify an appropriate location to cross a river according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedure.

2. Apply swimming techniques in moving water.

2.1. Adopt the correct body position for defensive swimming.

2.2. Demonstrate the negotiation of hazards using defensive swimming techniques and ferry angles.

2.3. Identify and demonstrate techniques to actively free oneself from river hazards using aggressive swimming techniques.

2.4. Demonstrate the ability to set a ferry angle in order to reach the bank or eddy.

3. Apply river crossing techniques.

3.1. Demonstrate the ability to wade across a swift current of mid-thigh depth, using a wide variety of river crossing methods.

3.2. Complete entry to and exit from river safely.

3.3. Demonstrate safe retreating from a partial river crossing.

3.4. Demonstrate appropriate use of upstream and downstream safety.