Prepare and model marzipan

Formats and tools

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
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 SITHPAT401, 'Prepare and model marzipan'.
Google Links
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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. Select, portion and prepare ingredients.

1.1 Identify and select ingredients from stores according to food preparation lists, recipe, quality, freshness and stock rotation requirements.

1.2 Weigh and measure wet and dry ingredients according to the recipe and quantity of marzipan required.

1.3 Minimise waste to maximise profitability of food items produced.

2. Select, prepare and use equipment.

2.1 Select equipment of correct type and size.

2.2 Safely assemble and ensure cleanliness of equipment before use.

2.3 Use equipment safely and hygienically according to manufacturer instructions.

3. Prepare modelling marzipan.

3.1 Combine ingredients to create a smooth paste of a consistency best suited to modelling marzipan.

3.2 Flavour and colour marzipan according to the recipe or design requirements.

3.3 Identify taste, texture and consistency problems and make adjustments to maintain desired product characteristics.

4. Prepare moulded and modelled shapes.

4.1 Model marzipan by hand or shape with the aid of moulds to produce variety of figures, shapes and flowers.

4.2 Use appropriate colourings, decorations and coating agents to enhance appearance and presentation.

4.3 Seal finished shapes to preserve freshness, eating characteristics and appearance.

4.4 Visually evaluate finished marzipan shapes and adjust presentation.

4.5 Store marzipan products in the appropriate environmental conditions.

5. Use marzipan to cover cakes, gateaux, torten and petits fours.

5.1 Ensure surface of items to be covered is level and smooth.

5.2 Roll out marzipan to specified size and thickness.

5.3 Apply marzipan ensuring a smooth and seamless finish.