Demonstrate basic cycling skills

Formats and tools

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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
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 SISOCYT202A, 'Demonstrate basic cycling skills'.
Google Links
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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. Conduct pre activity checks.

1.1. Perform routine pre start checks on chain, brakes, gears, wheels, bearings, tyres and accessories of a suitable bicycle.

1.2. Correct any deficiency and adjust the bicycle so that it is correctly proportioned and safe for personal use.

1.3. Identify items to improve comfort.

1.4. Ensure sufficient fluids are available for the duration of the activity.

1.5. Identify possible hazards associated with cycling and procedures to minimise risks.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select clothing for the activity ensuring it is adequate for all expected weather conditions.

2.2. Select safety equipment according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Assemble and carry an in-field repair kit for the activity location.

2.4. Prepare equipment, where required, for safe transportation to activity location.

3. Apply cycling skills.

3.1. Adopt appropriate posture and balance when riding to achieve efficiency and comfort.

3.2. Modify technique to account for changes in terrain and apply recommended weight transfer techniques during cornering.

3.3. Apply smooth and timely gear changes across different terrain features.

3.4. Demonstrate recommended braking techniques for sealed surfaces and off road conditions.

3.5. Identify and negotiate obstacles.

3.6. Apply group or bunch riding techniques and take measures to guard personal and group safety

3.7. Demonstrate methods to communicate with motorists and other cyclists.

4. Evaluate the cycling activity.

4.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the cycling activity.

4.2. Identify improvements for future rides.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOCYT202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation

And the skillsets: