Receive and validate data

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 PSPREG415A, 'Receive and validate data'.
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. Receive information

1.1 Required information is identified, requested and/or received in accordance with legislative powers, organisational policy and procedures.

1.2 Incoming information is checked for gaps, anomalies, deficiencies or discrepancies, and compared with pre-existing information, where relevant.

1.3 Additional data sources are accessed and information is obtained to fill gaps and compare with information received.

1.4 Incoming information is receipted if required in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2. Record information

2.1 Accurate recording of information is carried out in line with organisational procedures, confirming relevant details of source.

2.2 Records are maintained as accurate, complete and up-to-date and are presented in the required format.

2.3 Legislative requirements for recording and storage of information are complied with.

2.4 Procedures for storage and management of confidential and sensitive information are adhered to.

3. Verify authenticity of information

3.1 Initial selection of information is completed using preliminary cull to eliminate unreliable data.

3.2 Information is corroborated and assessed for its integrity, validity and reliability.

3.3 Validation or corroboration is carried out with existing information as well as information from outside organisations and other sources where relevant.

3.4 Useful and useable information is extracted, interpreted and organised in a form that is accessible to users.

3.5 Analysis is conducted in accordance with agreed indicators and assessment is accurate, relevant and complete.

4. Recommend/take action as a result of information received

4.1 Outcomes are recorded and reported in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.2 Actions are recommended or taken as a result of the outcomes.

4.3 Decision is documented showing reasons for proceeding/not proceeding or taking other action, after discussion with management, where required.

4.4 Areas or other organisations that may be affected by information received or outcomes, are identified and informed, in accordance with organisational procedures and legislative requirements, to optimise usefulness of information.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPREG415A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP40612 - Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control)
  • PSP30504 - Certificate III in Government (Security)
  • PSP42108 - Certificate IV in Government (Revenue Administration)
  • PSP40204 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)
  • PSP40604 - Certificate IV in Government (Fraud Control)
  • PSP41504 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • PSP41404 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • PSP41804 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • SFI40411 - Certificate IV in Fisheries Compliance
  • PSP41812 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)
  • PSP30512 - Certificate III in Government (Security)
  • PSP42112 - Certificate IV in Government (Revenue Administration)
  • PSP41412 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • PSP41512 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
  • PSP40212 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)