Provide specialist advice on cruises

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 SITTTSL314, 'Provide specialist advice on cruises'.
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. Source information on cruise operations and trends.

1.1 Read and interpret information on the historical progression of cruising as a type of holiday.

1.2 Source information on the historical progression of cruise ship design and features and benefits of modern ships.

1.3 Research historical, current and emerging product development and market trends for domestic and international cruises.

1.4 Identify cruise industry governance issues that affect customer participation.

1.5 Use information when selling to dispel stereotypical imaging of cruises and handle purchase resistance.

2. Develop knowledge of cruise destinations.

2.1 Identify and access information sources for current and accurate information on domestic and international cruise regions and destinations.

2.2 Source information on cruise lines and product diversity within regions and identify client appeal for a diversity of customer types.

2.3 Obtain information on key operational features of cruise destinations including seasonality, visa, health, safety and regulatory issues.

2.4 Source information on features and benefits of key ports of call within cruise destinations.

2.5 Obtain information on features of turnaround ports for cruise destinations.

3. Develop knowledge of cruise itineraries.

3.1 Obtain and interpret information on cruise itineraries to meet different customer needs.

3.2 Source information on the features and benefits of shore excursion options for specific cruises.

3.3 Identify shore excursions operated by cruise line or local agent and evaluate merits of each in meeting the needs of a diversity of customer types.

3.4 Obtain and interpret information on pre and post cruise transportation, accommodation and touring options including packages.

3.5 Interpret any jargon or specifications in product information and accurately apply these to sales or booking activities.

4. Research aspects of on board ship life.

4.1 Identify the features and benefits of on board accommodation options including location and categories.

4.2 Seek information on food and beverage venues and options including pre-purchased packages.

4.3 Obtain information on facilities and services available on board.

4.4 Evaluate on board activities and entertainment options for different types of cruise customers.

4.5 Anticipate customer questions and seek scope of information to service a diversity of customer types.

5. Provide information and advice on cruise options.

5.1 Accurately identify the specific information and advice needs of the customer.

5.2 Promptly provide current and accurate information and targeted customer advice on cruise products and destinations.

5.3 Provide appropriate scope and depth of information to meet customer needs.

5.4 Provide targeted advice on features and benefits of cruise products and destinations to counter purchasing objections.

5.5 Refer customers to current sources of health, safety, visa and regulatory information.

6. Update knowledge of cruise destinations and products.

6.1 Use formal and informal research to continually update cruise destination and product knowledge.

6.2 Seek feedback from colleagues and customers on experiences with cruise destinations and products.

6.3 Share new or updated product information with colleagues.