Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site

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 SISOOPS202A, 'Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Make logistical arrangements.

1.1. Access local area knowledge and information, and use it to identify suitable temporary sites.

1.2. Identify factors affecting site selection according to relevant legislation and organisational policiesand procedures.

1.3. Access relevantsources to interpret detailed weather and environmental information.

1.4. Identify hazards and potential human impact practices associated with the activity and apply risk minimisation as advised by the supervisor.

1.5. Identify and plan food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and the duration of the activity.

1.6. Address perishability of various foods, packaging, cooking and storage considerations when menu planning.

1.7. Identify and plan for emergency food and water requirements.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select equipment according to contextual issues and check its serviceability.

2.2. Select personal clothing and footwear, and identify the design and or construction features that make it appropriate.

3. Establish a shelter.

3.1. Arrange a shelter according to the prevailing weather and conditions, and ensure comfort and safety.

3.2. Erect a shelter in a manner to reduce impact on the natural environment according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

4. Maintain a temporary site.

4.1. Take measures to remove or avoid hazards and minimise risk at the temporary site.

4.2. Identify the consequences of unhygienic practices and apply recommended procedures to mitigate potential health risks.

4.3. Clean individual and shared utensils according to organisational policies and procedures.

4.4. Identify and apply sanitation practices appropriate to the site to minimise health problems and environmental impact.

4.5. Pack up and clean area when leaving according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

5. Evaluate the activity.

5.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of using and maintaining an overnight site.

5.2. Identify improvements for future overnight stays.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISOOPS202A 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: