Formats and tools
- Unit Description
- Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
- Assessment Tool
- an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
- 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 SISOCLA311, 'Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Guide top rope climbing activities on artificial surfaces' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
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 climbing activity.
1.1. Conduct relevant assessments to determine the condition of participants.
1.2. Develop an activity plan, according to participant needs, requirements of relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.
1.3. Select an appropriate activity site or location according to activity objectives.
1.4. Identify hazards and risks associated with climbing on artificial surfaces and minimise to ensure personal safety of participants.
1.5. Access relevant sources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information to determine activity plan, where applicable.
1.6. Inform appropriate authorities before commencing the climbing activity.
2. Select and organise equipment and resources.
2.1. Select and access equipment and resources according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures.
2.2. Assess equipment for serviceability, safety and suitability, and adjust and fit to ensure personal comfort and safety.
2.3. Establish anchors and belay system in the correct position for the activity.
2.4. Check safety and rescue equipment to ensure suitability to the group and the climb.
3. Brief participants.
3.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information on the climbing activity in a manner suitable to the participants.
3.2. Demonstrate correct climbing, belaying and back-up belaying techniques.
3.3. Establish a suitable communication system for participants to use while climbing and belaying.
3.4. Outline safety procedures and safe areas and/or boundaries for the activity.
3.5. Check and confirm participants are properly equipped for the climb.
4. Guide a climbing activity.
4.1. Monitor climbing, belaying and back-up belaying techniques to ensure safety of participants.
4.2. Identify potential hazards and decide how they can be overcome or avoided.
4.3. Monitor individual participant performance and provide appropriate feedback.
4.4. Implement appropriate modifications to activity in regard to all variable factors that are monitored.
5. Perform rescues.
5.1. Determine the advantages and disadvantages of direct and indirect rescue strategies for individual situations.
5.2. Identify situations requiring direct assistance and apply correct approach procedures for the situation.
5.3. Select the appropriate strategy according to the degree of urgency, element features, resources, rescuee status and ability, and personal ability.
5.4. Establish a rescue system efficiently and inform other group members of their role.
5.5. Operate a rescue system, demonstrating lowering procedures to recover a conscious and unconscious person from an artificial surface with assistance from others who are unskilled in rescue techniques.
5.6. Demonstrate an escape from a belay.
5.7. Construct and demonstrate the use of an improvised chest harness in a rescue situation.
6. Complete post-activity responsibilities.
6.1. Retrieve, inspect and store equipment according to organisational policies and procedures.
6.2. Evaluate relevant aspects of climbing activity.
6.3. Identify potential areas of improvement for future climbing activities.
6.4. Review own performance and identify potential improvements.