Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions

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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
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 SISOKYS304A, 'Demonstrate sea kayaking skills in moderate to difficult conditions'.
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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 sea kayaking activity.

1.1. Identify and plan food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.

1.2. Identify an appropriate activity location according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and determine activity plan.

1.4. Identify potential hazards associated with the activity and determine a contingency plan to manage risks.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select sea kayak and equipment according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures, and check working condition.

2.2. Fit and adjust equipment according to manufacturer's specifications to ensure efficient posture, comfort, safety and suitability to the participant and sea kayak.

2.3. Select personal equipment for the activity according to the design and or construction features that make it appropriate.

2.4. Select safety and rescue equipment appropriate to the activity location.

2.5. Prepare sea kayak for transportation if required.

2.6. Waterproof, pack and fasten equipment that is not required on hand, and prepare sea kayak for launch

3. Control sea kayak in moderate sea conditions.

3.1. Embark and disembark the sea kayak whilst maintaining stability.

3.2. Apply efficient strokes and paddling techniques to cross to manoeuvre the sea kayak across, into and down wind.

3.3. Use waves and moderate to difficult sea conditions to assist in turning the sea kayak.

3.4. Apply suitable stroke and technique to move the sea kayak sideways, and avoid hazards.

3.5. Manoeuvre the sea kayak to form a raft, when required, and disperse from raft efficiently.

4. Plan and conduct a sea kayak trip.

4.1. Plan a sea kayaking trip including activity site, distance and duration and after reading and assessing the weather and sea conditions.

4.2. Ensure sufficient equipment and personal requirements are in order, according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

4.3. Apply navigation techniques throughout sea kayaking trip.

4.4. Maintain appropriate communication with other paddlers.

5. Roll a sea kayak in surf of up to one metre.

5.1. Determine roll techniques appropriate to sea kayaking in moderate to difficult conditions.

5.2. Perform a roll and maintain calm whilst upside down in moderate to difficult conditions.

5.3. Regain paddling position promptly, on completion of roll.

6. Apply capsize procedures.

6.1. Exit the sea kayak, when rolling is not possible, in a controlled manner following capsize.

6.2. Maintain appropriate body position in the water to minimise injury and entrapment.

6.3. Demonstrate safe and efficient deep water rescue procedures in moderate to difficult conditions.

7. Evaluate sea kayaking activity.

7.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the sea kayaking activity.

7.2. Identify improvements for future sea kayaking experiences.