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 SISOWWR201A, 'Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)
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. Determine rescue technique.
1.1. Assess the situation and identify possible hazards and risks to self and others when swimming in white water.
1.2. Select a rescue technique suitable to the situation.
2. Apply defensive swimming techniques.
2.1. Adopt body position for defensive swimming.
2.2. Negotiate hazards using defensive swimming techniques and ferry angles.
3. Apply aggressive swimming techniques.
3.1. Identify and apply techniques to actively free oneself from river hazards, using aggressive swimming techniques.
3.2. Effectively cross a current in order to reach the bank or eddy using a ferry angle.
3.3. Break in and out of eddies to get to shore.
3.4. Avoid obstacles and hazards using aggressive swimming using a support to self rescue
4. Apply shallow water crossing technique
4.1. Identify appropriate wading location
4.2. Wade across a swift current of mid-thigh depth, alone and using support, to self rescue.
5. Demonstrate craft re-entry.
5.1. Identify appropriate re-entry techniques.
5.2. Select a method of re-entry after consideration of physical ability, type of craft and situational variances.