Assess tourism opportunities for local communities

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 SITTPPD502, 'Assess tourism opportunities for local communities'.
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. Seek and analyse information about tourism opportunities.

1.1 Select appropriate communication approaches and consult local community about potential involvement in tourism opportunities.

1.2 Evaluate information sources for tourism, tourism market trends and distribution and marketing networks.

1.3 Identify product and service gaps and evaluate the potential for future sustainable development.

1.4 Proactively seek new and innovative approaches.

2. Liaise with external stakeholders.

2.1 Establish and maintain contacts with relevant people outside the community.

2.2 Exchange information and advice with external stakeholders and seek specialist assistance as required.

2.3 Consult external stakeholders on customer and tourism industry service and quality expectations.

2.4 Obtain and evaluate information from other communities with experience in establishing and developing tourism products.

3. Analyse local community issues.

3.1 Assess potential economic, social and environmental community impact.

3.2 Evaluate currently available infrastructure and infrastructure development required to support delivery of tourism.

3.3 Analyse current skill levels and need for training or specialist expertise.

3.4 Assess potential conflicts between tourism and other community values.

4. Consult with the community.

4.1 Conduct community consultations about opportunities and potential tourism developments.

4.2 Provide relevant, current and accurate information to facilitate informed debate and decisions.

4.3 Invite external individuals and organisations to talk to the community where appropriate.

5. Make decisions about tourism opportunities.

5.1 Make decisions about tourism opportunities based on analysis and consultation.

5.2 Make decisions that reflect the wishes of the community.

5.3 Integrate information collected into future planning of tourism activities.