Research and develop units of competency

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 TAEDES504A, 'Research and develop units of competency'.
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

1. Interpret requirements and research competency area

1.1 Clarify with the client the purpose and scope for developing the unit of competency

1.2 Identify and confirm with relevant people the systems and processes necessary to manage the development of the unit of competency

1.3 Conduct initial research in the defined scope to identify relevant information to the unit of competency

1.4 Analyse work role using a variety of research methods

1.5 Establish overview of the factors necessary to competently perform work functions

1.6 Confirm research outcomes with relevant people

2. Draft the unit of competency

2.1 Access and interpret relevant guidelines to format and structure the unit of competency

2.2 Use the research outcomes and relevant guidelines to draft the unit of competency in the required format

2.3 Draft a consistent and accessible unit of competency using plain English and technical language appropriate to the audience

2.4 Confirm the draft unit of competency with relevant people

3. Validate the unit of competency

3.1 Plan and write a comprehensive consultation process to review, validate and obtain feedback on the draft unit of competency

3.2 Review the consultation process

3.3 Conduct the consultation process with relevant stakeholders

3.4 Collate and analyse feedback from the consultation process and modify the draft unit of competency to address any issues raised

3.5 Document the consultation process and outcomes

3.6 Conduct further consultation if necessary, and any further modifications to the draft unit of competency

3.7 Confirm findings with relevant stakeholders

4. Finalise the unit of competency

4.1 Ensure the draft unit of competency includes all relevant changes and the draft meets all requirements

4.2 Consider and address any final issues in the draft unit of competency and deliver to the client

4.3 Evaluate and reflect upon the development process to identify and make improvements