Plan and conduct programs

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 SISXCAI004, 'Plan and conduct programs'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Plan and conduct programs' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify participant needs and expectations.

1.1 Clarify participant preferences, needs and expectations.

1.2 Identify special requirements according to participant needs.

1.3 Advise participants of any reasons why they should not participate in the program.

1.4 Conduct a risk analysis for program.

1.5 Establish criteria for referral for external assistance.

1.6 Recommend participants seek external assistance as required.

1.7 Document and update consultation records.

2. Plan the program.

2.1 Identify and access sources of information required to plan a program of sessions.

2.2 Establish size, scope and goals of program and included sessions.

2.3 Identify staff, equipment and resources appropriate for the program.

2.4 Design and document a program plan to meet identified participant needs and abilities.

2.5 Seek agreement for program plan from staff, participants and organisations as required.

3. Prepare for the program.

3.1 Obtain budget allocation from responsible person(s).

3.2 Confirm adherence to budget constraints.

3.3 Identify and confirm availability of appropriate resources and personnel.

3.4 Prepare documentation and templates for conducting, reporting and evaluating sessions.

3.5 Organise purchase or hire of equipment with responsible person, as required.

3.6 Organise completion of enrolment and documentation processes by participants.

4. Conduct the program.

4.1 Communicate instructions and relevant information to participants in a suitable manner.

4.2 Observe and assess participant progress against program aims and modify program as required.

4.3 Monitor program participation and safety and implement appropriate strategies.

4.4 Seek feedback from participants regarding progress during program and modify as required.

4.5 Monitor venue, resources and equipment to ensure continued availability.

5. Conclude and evaluate program.

5.1 Finalise program completion as required.

5.2 Inform participants of follow-up programs.

5.3 Seek and acknowledge feedback from participants and relevant stakeholders.

5.4 Evaluate program components and identify potential areas of improvement.

5.5 Review own performance and identify potential improvements.

5.6 Document and update records of program and evaluation.