Undertake research and analysis

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 PSPGOV504B, 'Undertake research and analysis'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake research and analysis' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify and undertake research

1.1 Information needs are defined based on work objectives and client and organisation requirements.

1.2 Potential sources of information and the format in which they are presented are evaluated and selected in line with the purpose and audience for the research.

1.3 Strategies are developed to acquire required information in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

1.4 Information is researched in a timely and thorough way and within resource allocation.

1.5 Quantity, quality and relevance of initial search results are assessed and gaps filled using the same or adjusted research strategies.

1.6 The methods and outcomes of research, and the criteria used to make information decisions and choices are clearly communicated.

2. Analyse information and apply the results of analysis

2.1 Information from various sources is examined, compared and evaluated for content, structure and logic.

2.2 Analytical techniques and processes are selected in line with defined objectives.

2.3 Information is collated, consolidated and analysed and outcomes are advised to senior staff in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.4 Facts, issues, patterns, interrelationships and trends are identified through analysis in accordance with research aims.

2.5 Agreed project timelines are met, and the defined standards of the organisation are met for all work.

3. Maintain information systems

3.1 Information systems are maintained, validated and reconciled so that data and system integrity are assured.

3.2 A range of standard and complex information systems and applications is maintained in accordance with organisation standards.

3.3 Information systems are reviewed and updated as necessary.

4. Compile reports from information systems

4.1 The findings from analysing information are used to meet client/organisational needs and organisation standards.

4.2 Content of reports is determined and organised in a manner that supports the purposes and format of the organisation and audience.

4.3 Reporting of results is sequenced logically, is concise and clear, and includes predictions, assumptions and constraints where relevant.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV504B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA52210 - Diploma of Public Safety (Compliance)
  • PUA42409 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • PSP51312 - Diploma of Government (Project Management)
  • PSP50112 - Diploma of Government
  • PSP51404 - Diploma of Government (Policy Development)
  • PSP51804 - Diploma of Government (Security)
  • PSP51104 - Diploma of Government (Management)
  • PSP52510 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP51904 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
  • PSP52110 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP50304 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)
  • PSP52008 - Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)
  • PSP50604 - Diploma of Government (Fraud Control)
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government
  • PSP52210 - Diploma of Government (Trade Measurement)
  • PSP50804 - Diploma of Government (Human Resources)
  • PSP51304 - Diploma of Government (Project Management)
  • PSP50504 - Diploma of Government (Financial Services)
  • PSP41812 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • PSP51412 - Diploma of Government (Policy Development)
  • PSP52012 - Diploma of Government (Rail Safety Regulation)
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • PSP52112 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Relations)
  • DEF52612 - Diploma of Defence Paralegal Services
  • DEF42412 - Certificate IV in Test and Evaluation
  • DEF52212 - Diploma of Compliance
  • DEF51712 - Diploma of Test and Evaluation
  • PSP51812 - Diploma of Government (Security)
  • PSP50512 - Diploma of Government (Financial Services)
  • PSP50812 - Diploma of Government (Human Resources)
  • PSP51912 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
  • PSP52212 - Diploma of Government (Trade Measurement)
  • PSP50612 - Diploma of Government (Fraud Control)
  • PSP51112 - Diploma of Government (Management)
  • PSP52512 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP52612 - Diploma of Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • PSP50312 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)
  • TLI50215 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics