Maintain the security of premises

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 CSCSAS003, 'Maintain the security of premises'.
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

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Patrol premises

1.1 Visit control points and make routine telephone or radio calls to control room according to procedures.

1.2 Check security equipment for serviceability according to standard operating procedures.

1.3 Identify and report faults and damage to security equipment.

1.4 Monitor and identify risks to security during patrols and report observations.

2. Monitor security system

2.1 Set and verify electronic security and protection systems.

2.2 Report and record system malfunctions clearly and accurately and in the required format.

2.3 Identify all signals received and take action according to response procedures.

2.4 Maintain logbooks and reports in a clear, accurate and legible manner and in the required format.

3. Respond to security alarm calls

3.1 Interpret all alarm signals correctly, identify sources and causes of alarms and notify authorised staff.

3.2 Respond to alarms promptly and according to instructions and emergency procedures.

3.3 Use and interpret codes and call signs correctly in all radio and telephone communication.

3.4 Report incidents accurately and in the required format.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCSAS003 appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC20115 - Certificate II in Justice Services