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 SITTGDE301, 'Work as a guide'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Work as a guide' 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. Apply knowledge of the guiding sector.
1.1 Conduct guiding activities in a manner that takes account of the roles and responsibilities of different types of guides.
1.2 Identify key guide information sources and contacts.
1.3 Use industry knowledge and guide networks to enhance the quality of guiding services provided to customers.
2. Guide tours according to legal, ethical and safety requirements.
2.1 Conduct guiding activities according to legal requirements governing the industry.
2.2 Actively participate in risk assessment as an integral part of work activities.
2.3 Take account of ethical considerations for particular contexts.
2.4 Guide tours according to safety requirements.
2.5 Support sustainability in work practices.
3. Develop guiding skills and knowledge.
3.1 Identify and use opportunities to update knowledge and skills required by guides.
3.2 Maintain knowledge of technologies used by guides.
3.3 Identify and access sources of guide support when required.
3.4 Share knowledge with colleagues to enhance quality of service provided to customers.
4. Communicate with tourism industry operators in English.
4.1 Articulate information using industry acceptable language.
4.2 Achieve mutual understanding and agree on details relevant to guiding activities.
4.3 Provide accurate information and explanations about customer requirements and special requests.
4.4 Identify nature and key facts of operational problems and provide appropriate solutions by consulting with the tourism operator.