Throughout your training we are committed to your learning by providing a training and assessment framework that ensures the knowledge gained through training is translated into practical on the job improvements.You are going to be assessed for:
-Your skills and knowledge using written and observation activities that apply to the workplace.
-Your ability to apply your learning.
-Your ability to recognise common principles and actively use these on the job.
-All of your assessment and training is provided as a positive learning tool. Your assessor will guide your learning and provide feedback on your responses to the assessment materials until you have been deemed competent in this unit.
How You will be Assessed
The process we follow is known as competency-based assessment. This means that evidence of your current skills and knowledge will be measured against national standards of best practice, not against the learning you have undertaken either recently or in the past. Some of the assessment will be concerned with how you apply your skills and knowledge in the workplace, and some in the training room as required by each unit.
-The assessment tasks have been designed to enable you to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge and produce the critical evidence to successfully demonstrate competency at the required standard.
-Your assessor will ensure that you are ready for assessment and will explain the assessment process. Your assessment tasks will outline the evidence to be collected and how it will be collected, for example; a written activity, case study, or demonstration and observation.
-The assessor will also have determined if you have any special needs to be considered during assessment. Changes can be made to the way assessment is undertaken to account for special needs and this is called making Reasonable Adjustment.
What if I believe I am already competent before training?
If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate competence in this unit, speak with your trainer, as you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
-Assessors need to be aware of their responsibilities and carry them out appropriately. To do this they need to:
-Ensure that participants are assessed fairly based on the outcome of the language, literacy and numeracy review completed at enrolment.
-Ensure that all documentation is signed by the student, trainer, workplace supervisor and assessor when units and certificates are complete, to ensure that there is no follow-up required from an administration perspective.
-Ensure that their own qualifications are current.
-When required, request the manager or supervisor to determine that the student is ‘satisfactorily’ demonstrating the requirements for each unit. ‘Satisfactorily’ means consistently meeting the standard expected from an experienced operator.
-When required, ensure supervisors and students sign off on third party assessment forms or third-party report.
-Follow the recommendations from moderation and validation meetings.
How should I format my assessments?
Your assessments should be typed in a 11 or 12 size font for ease of reading. You must include a footer on each page with the student name, unit code and date. Your assessment needs to be submitted as a hardcopy or electronic copy as requested by your trainer.
How should I reference the sources of information I use in my assessments?
For example: Website Name – Page or Document Name, retrieved insert the date. Webpage link.
For a book: Author surname, author initial Year of publication, Title of book, Publisher, City, State
For this assessment you are to complete the following tasks to demonstrate your ability to manage work priorities and professional development. You are required to complete all project tasks and submit them with this assessment.
-Before attempting this assessment review your learning materials for this unit and the videos provided.
-For this assessment, you will need to perform the following tasks. These tasks will need to be completed and submitted in a professional, word processed, format.
1. Professional and Personal Planning
-Your task is to develop your own plan to meet at least four goals of your job role including the following:
-Establish your personal work goals/career objectives in relation to your position description
-Set the plan and for each goal discuss how you will meet your work priorities
-Discuss how you will develop and maintain your professional competence
-To establish and set your goals you could use the following template or alternatively you can create your own. You may want to use a diary (either paper or electronic) to enter your goals for work.
You are to then complete a personal development plan for your development in relation to your job role. The “Personal Development Plan Template” below will assist you with this task or you can create your own. There is an example of a completed personal development plan provided for you.Both completed templates must be submitted as part of your assessment for this unit.
For this task you must research each of the following topics and complete a report on your findings.
Your report should be structured so each topic is presented in a separate section of the report. You should include images and other illustrations of the concepts where possible. Please ensure that all images and other sources of information that you have included and referred to are referenced appropriately using APA Version 6.There is no word limit for this report.
What you will need to complete this task
Research materials such as books, internet, magazines, workplace documentation etc.Access to legislative and regulatory documentation relevant to own state (South Australia)or territory.
Organisational policies and procedures
You should use a variety of sources to gather information including training resources, workplace policies and procedures (if you are able to access these) and government and industry bodies.
The topics are:
-Principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of:
-personal behaviour, self-awareness and personality traits identification
-a personal development plan
-personal goal setting
Outline your organisation’s policies, plans and procedures relating to work priorities and professional development.Types of learning style/s and how they relate to the individualHow you plan to use business technology to organise and prioritise work tasks and commitmentsHow you plan to measure and maintain personal work performanceMethods you are planning to use to assess competency against competency standards
Methods of seeking feedback.
-Strategies for maintaining an appropriate work-life balance to manage personal health and stress.
-Strategies for participation in any networks you participate in, or networks you are planning on participating in.
-Reflect on the new skills that you have planned to develop, and the strategies you have highlighted to do so and what you will need to do to ensure that you reach your objectives in both life and your career.