Develop innovative ideas at work

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 SIRXQUA001A, 'Develop innovative ideas at work'.
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


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Interpret the need for innovation.

1.1.Observe the need for innovation within workplace context.

1.2.Challenge assumptions about products and processes to identify opportunities for innovation.

1.3.Project possible future contexts and environments for the innovation.

1.4.Define end user requirements.

1.5.Identify resources and constraints.

1.6.Research factors and ethical considerations that may impact on the idea.

1.7.Access relevant organisational knowledge.

2. Generate ideas.

2.1.Conceptualise ideas using a range of creative thinking techniques.

2.2.Apply relevant knowledge to explore a range of approaches.

2.3.Seek stimulation from alternative sources.

2.4.Test ideas against brief and other factors.

2.5.Select preferred option.

3. Collaborate with others.

3.1.Develop ideas in conjunction with relevant people.

3.2.Seek and accept feedback from relevant people in an appropriate fashion.

3.3.Modify ideas according to feedback.

3.4.Maintain and utilise a network of peers to discuss ideas.

4. Analyse and reflect on ideas.

4.1.Analyse ideas from different perspectives.

4.2.Use appropriate strategies to capture reflections.

4.3.Examine ideas to ensure they meet context requirements, best practice and future needs.

4.4.Allow time for the development and analysis of ideas.

5. Represent ideas.

5.1.Select an appropriate communication technique for the target audience.

5.2.Develop the presentation of the idea with the audience in mind.

5.3.Present the idea to educate and inform the client.

5.4.Modify the idea according to client feedback.

6. Evaluate ideas.

6.1.Review ideas using appropriate evaluation methods to ensure they meet required needs.

6.2.Modify ideas as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRXQUA001A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL30110 - Certificate III in Floristry
  • BSB30307 - Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • WRH40109 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • SIB50110 - Diploma of Beauty Therapy
  • SIT31007 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT30907 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
  • SIT31107 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT40607 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
  • SIT30707 - Certificate III in Hospitality
  • SIT40707 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT40307 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIT30807 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIR30207 - Certificate III in Retail
  • SIR30212 - Certificate III in Retail Operations
  • SIR30312 - Certificate III in Retail Supervision
  • BSB30315 - Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • SFL30115 - Certificate III in Floristry
  • FWP60116 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability

And the skillsets: