Guide kayaking trips on Grade 2 water

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SISOKYK305A, 'Guide kayaking trips on Grade 2 water'.
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. Plan a kayaking trip.

1.1. Conduct relevant assessments to determine the conditionofparticipants.

1.2. Develop a trip plan, according to participant's needs, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Select a location that is suitable for participants and meets trip objectives, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Identify hazards associated with kayaking on Grade 2 water and minimise risks to ensure personal safety of participants.

1.5. Access relevantsources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information to determine trip plan.

1.6. Determine food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues of the trip.

1.7. Inform appropriate authorities before and after commencing the kayaking trip.

2. Select equipment for the group.

2.1. Select kayaks and equipment according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures, and check serviceability.

2.2. Assess kayaks and equipment for safety and suitability, and adjust and fit according to manufacturer's specifications.

2.3. Check safety and rescue equipment to ensure suitability to the group and planned trip.

2.4. Waterproof, pack and fasten equipment that is not required on hand and prepare kayak for transportation if required.

3. Brief participants.

3.1. Communicate instructions and relevant information about the kayaking trip in a manner suitable to the participants.

3.2. Demonstrate packing of a kayak, and kayaking techniques where required.

3.3. Establish a suitable communication system for participants to use while kayaking.

3.4. Outline safety procedures and confirm that all participant equipment is fitted, adjusted and attached.

4. Lead the group and monitor progress.

4.1. Provide clear and concise direction and advice to group while navigating.

4.2. Identify potential hazards and decide how they can be overcome or avoided throughout trip.

4.3. Monitor individual participant's performance and provide appropriate feedback.

4.4. Evaluate paddling pace and spacing between kayaks throughout trip and alter accordingly.

4.5. Implement appropriate modifications to trip in regard to all variable factors that are monitored.

5. Select and maintain a temporary site as required.

5.1. Access local area knowledge and use it to identify a suitable temporary site according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

5.2. Arrange shelter according to prevailing weather conditions, and comfort and safety of group.

5.3. Maintain minimal impact to environment during overnight stay, and return site to original standard on departure.

6. Complete post trip responsibilities.

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

6.2. Evaluate relevant aspects of kayaking trip and identify areas requiring improvement.

6.3. Review own performance and identify required areas of personal improvement.