Evaluate software requirements and hardware enhancements

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 TLIK5006, 'Evaluate software requirements and hardware enhancements'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Analyse requirements for improved computer applications

1.1

Current aspects of business operations requiring improved computer technology are identified

1.2

Purpose and requirements of improved computer management systems are identified

1.3

Personnel are consulted for expert advice for potential matches of computer applications to required site operation improvements

2

Evaluate software

2.1

Potential software programs are evaluated to meet workplace requirements

2.2

Software applications are investigated for effectiveness to own operation including degree of flexibility, customisation and integration potential

2.3

Selected option is circulated to appropriate personnel for verification

2.4

Level of technical support is assessed

2.5

Software application selection is made

3

Investigate hardware enhancements

3.1

Hardware systems are evaluated for compatibility with selected software and workplace operations

3.2

Potential immediate and long-term risks/problems with hardware are identified and assessed

3.3

Recommendations are drafted and circulated for comment

3.4

Final recommendations on suitable hardware are made

4

Implement system improvement

4.1

Selected hardware and software enhancements are implemented

4.2

Training is provided to potential users of the technology

4.3

Implementation of hardware and software is monitored

5

Measure systemic improvement

5.1

Methods of measuring system performance are identified

5.2

Software and hardware performance is evaluated

5.3

System refinements or improvements are determined and implemented

5.4

System performance is documented and reported to appropriate personnel