Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
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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 navigation.

1.1. Obtain and become familiar with map or maps for the activity.

1.2. Identify symbols and information contained on the map and how these may be used in navigation.

1.3. Apply information contained on the map to plan an efficient route or course and consider all relevant factors.

1.4. Obtain and identify features of a compass and how it is used to maintain a designated course.

1.5. Calculate grid and magnetic bearings using a map and compass.

1.6. Obtain additional information to assist in navigation from the map.

1.7. Identify emergency or contingency escape routes.

2. Navigate in controlled environments.

2.1. Orientate map to surroundings with and without the use of a compass.

2.2. Follow a route in controlled environments, demonstrating use of navigation aids according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Apply techniques for estimating distance travelled.

2.4. Maintain, where necessary, a compass course while bypassing an obstacle.

2.5. Identify unknown features in the field using map and compass.

2.6. Select a route or course for the surroundings and conditions.

3. Evaluate navigations.

3.1. Evaluate relevant aspects.

3.2. Identify improvements for future navigations.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISONAV201A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40310 - Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30410 - Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS50310 - Diploma of Outdoor Recreation

And the skillsets: