Report to a formal inquiry

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 CSCORG403A, 'Report to a formal inquiry'.
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



1Prepare information.

1.1 Determine the purpose and terms of formal inquiries and consider these in the selection of information to ensure relevance.

1.2 Use a range of reliable and authorised sources of information in compiling reports.

1.3 Collect and verify all relevant information for currency and accuracy.

1.4 Identify and notify people required as witnesses or to provide evidence, of the inquiry and their need to attend.

2Present information.

2.1 Follow the procedures and directions of the inquiry precisely and accurately.

2.2 Present information in a format that complies with rules of evidence and the purpose and terms of reference of the inquiry.

2.3 Present information that is clear, specific, relevant and factual.

2.4 Ensure personal presentation, manner and language are consistent with the protocol of a formal inquiry.

2.5 Use correct forms of address and observe formal protocol.

3Review and report.

3.1 Check draft reports, remove all unnecessary material and edit content to meet the standards of the inquiry.

3.2 Check that reports contain all relevant and valid information and are factual, complete and objective.

3.3 Make recommendations that are clear and unambiguous, and consistent with the evidence and the constraints.

3.4 Use language style and presentation appropriate for a formal legal document.

3.5 Provide reports using the range of technology and media suitable and recommended for the context.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCORG403A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC40107 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice
  • CSC40112 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice