Demonstrate horizontal canyoning 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
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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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 SISOCAY201A, 'Demonstrate horizontal canyoning skills'.
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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 for the activity.

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

1.2. Identify an appropriate activity site according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures relating to the activity.

1.3. Identify potential hazards and changing conditions associated with the activity, and apply risk minimisation procedures to ensure personal safety.

1.4. Access relevant sources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information and determine appropriate activities.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select equipment according to contextual issues and check to ensure that it is in good working condition.

2.2. Adjust and fit equipment to ensure comfort and safety according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Select personal clothing and footwear for activity and identify the required design and construction features.

2.4. Waterproof food, clothing, equipment and resources.

3. Apply canyoning skills.

3.1. Conduct pre-activity checks and survey the route through the canyon, as designated by the supervisor, to identify hazards, assess risk and select a safe route appropriate to skills.

3.2. Follow the route, demonstrating navigation techniques that minimise damage to the environment.

3.3. Approach obstacles and hazards in a safe manner, and minimise risks to self and group while negotiating a range of terrain types within a canyon according to organisational policies and procedures.

3.4. Apply horizontal canyoning skills to negotiate deep rock pools.

3.5. Conduct common maintenance checks and repairs to canyoning equipment, where applicable during the activity.

4. Evaluate the canyoning activity.

4.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the canyoning activity.

4.2. Identify improvements for future canyoning experiences.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOCAY201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

And the skillsets: