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BSBRES801
Initiate and lead applied research
ASSESSMENT

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION for students
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 happens if your result is ‘Not Yet Competent’ for one or more assessment tasks?
Our assessment process is designed to answer the question “has the desired learning outcome been achieved yet?” If the answer is “Not yet”, then we work with you to see how we can get there.
In the case that one or more of your assessments has been marked ‘NYC’, your trainer will provide you with the necessary feedback and guidance, in order for you to resubmit your responses.
What if you disagree on the assessment outcome?
You can appeal against a decision made in regards to your assessment. An appeal should only be made if you have been assessed as ‘Not Yet Competent’ against a specific unit and you feel you have sufficient grounds to believe that you are entitled to be assessed as competent. You must be able to adequately demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to be able to meet the requirements of units you are appealing the assessment of.
Your trainer will outline the appeals process, which is available to the student. You can request a form to make an appeal and submit it to your trainer, the course coordinator, or the administration officer. The RTO will examine the appeal and you will be advised of the outcome within 14 days. Any additional information you wish to provide may be attached to the appeal form.
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).
Assessor Responsibilities
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 long should my answers be?
The length of your answers will be guided by the description in each assessment, for example:
Type of Answer Answer Guidelines
Short Answer 4 typed lines = 50 words, or
5 lines of handwritten text
Long Answer 8 typed lines = 100 words, or
10 lines of handwritten text = 1/3of a foolscap page
Brief Report 500 words = 1 page typed report, or
50 lines of handwritten text = 11/2foolscap handwritten pages
Mid Report 1,000 words = 2 page typed report
100 lines of handwritten text = 3 foolscap handwritten pages
Long Report 2,000 words = 4 page typed report
200 lines of handwritten text = 6 foolscap handwritten pages
How should I reference the sources of information I use in my assessments?
Include a reference list at the end of your work on a separate page. You should reference the sources you have used in your assessments in the Harvard Style. 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

assessment guide
The following table shows you how to achieve a satisfactory result against the criteria for each type of assessment task. The following is a list of general assessment methods that can be used in assessing a unit of competency. Check your assessment tasks to identify the ones used in this unit of competency.
Assessment Method Satisfactory Result Non-Satisfactory Result
You will receive an overall result of Competent or Not Yet Competent for the unit. The assessment process is made up of a number of assessment methods. You are required to achieve a satisfactory result in each of these to be deemed competent overall. Your assessment may include the following assessment types.
Questions All questions answered correctly Incorrect answers for one or more questions
Answers address the question in full; referring to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace Answers do not address the question in full. Does not refer to appropriate or correct sources.
Third Party Report Supervisor or manager observes work performance and confirms that you consistently meet the standards expected from an experienced operator Could not demonstrate consistency. Could not demonstrate the ability to achieve the required standard
Written Activity The assessor will mark the activity against the detailed guidelines/instructions Does not follow guidelines/instructions
Attachments if requested are attached Requested supplementary items are not attached
All requirements of the written activity are addressed/covered. Response does not address the requirements in full; is missing a response for one or more areas.
Responses must refer to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace One or more of the requirements are answered incorrectly.
Does not refer to or utilise appropriate or correct sources of information
Observation/Demonstration All elements, criteria, knowledge and performance evidence and critical aspects of evidence, are demonstrated at the appropriate AQF level Could not demonstrate elements, criteria, knowledge and performance evidence and/or critical aspects of evidence, at the appropriate AQF level
Case Study All comprehension questions answered correctly; demonstrating an application of knowledge of the topic case study. Lack of demonstrated comprehension of the underpinning knowledge (remove) required to complete the case study questions correctly. One or more questions are answered incorrectly.
Answers address the question in full; referring to appropriate sources from your workbook and/or workplace Answers do not address the question in full; do not refer to appropriate sources.
Practical Activity All tasks in the practical activity must be competed and evidence of completion must be provided to your trainer/assessor.
All tasks have been completed accurately and evidence provided for each stated task. Tasks have not been completed effectively and evidence of completion has not been provided.
Attachments if requested are attached Requested supplementary items are not attached

Assessment Cover Sheet
Student’s name: USI
Assessors Name: Date Submitted:
The following questions are to be completed by the assessor:
Is the Student ready for assessment? Yes No
Has the assessment process been explained? Yes No
Does the Student understand which evidence is to be collected and how? Yes No
Have the Student’s rights and the appeal system been fully explained? Yes No
Have you discussed any special needs to be considered during assessment? Yes No
The following documents must be completed and attached:
? Written Activity and Checklist
The student will complete the written activity provided to them by the assessor. The Written Activity Checklist will be completed by the assessor. S NYS
? Practical Activity and Checklist
The student will demonstrate a range of skills in a practical activity. The Practical Activity checklist will be completed by the assessor. S NYS
? Questions and Questions Checklist
The student will answer a range of questions either verbally or written. The Questioning Checklist will be completed by the assessor. S NYS
Student Declaration
I agree to undertake assessment in the knowledge that information gathered will only be used for professional development purposes and can only be accessed by the RTO
I declare that:
? The material I have submitted is my own work;
? I have kept a copy of all relevant notes and reference material that I used in the production of my work;
? I have given references for all sources of information that are not my own, including the words, ideas and images of others.
Student Signature: Date:
Assessment cover sheet
Result and Feedback
Feedback to Student:
Overall Outcome ?Competent ?Not yet Competent
Assessor Signature: Date:
written activity
For this task you must research each of the following topics, and complete a detailed report on your findings. You will need to respond to each of the below tasks:
Describe at least 6 communication processes and methods for effective communication.
Explain data collection and analysis methods including the use of technology and technology services.
Explain legal requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines relating to research including handling and storing data, privacy and freedom of information.
Describe presentation techniques that can be used in presenting research information including verbal and non verbal techniques.
Outline the standard reporting method
Outline the basic ethical standard that relate to applied research.
Provide 4 examples of applied research tools and methods and how they are applied.

Written Activity Checklist
Written Activity Checklist
For this assessment, the student must complete the written activity.
The written activity is a stand-alone activity that will allow the student to display the required knowledge and skills that are essential when deciding overall competency.
Student’s name:
Assessor’s name:
Has the student satisfactorily completed the written activity?
Yes No
Did the Student provide evidence of their ability to:
Describe at least 6 communication processes and methods for effective communication. ? ?
Explain data collection and analysis methods including the use of technology and technology services ? ?
Explain legal requirements, policies, procedures and guidelines relating to research including handling and storing data, privacy and freedom of information ? ?
Describe presentation techniques that can be used in presenting research information including verbal and non verbal techniques. ? ?
Outline the standard reporting method ? ?
Outline the basic ethical standard that relate to applied research. ? ?
Provide 4 examples of applied research tools and methods and how they are applied. ? ?
Feedback to Student:
Result ? Satisfactory ? Not Yet Satisfactory
Assessor’s Signature: Date:

Practical Activity
The following task must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership field of work and include access to:
Business technology
Relevant workplace policies and procedures
Relevant legislation and codes of conduct
Case studies and, where possible, real situations.
For this task you are to plan, conduct and report on applied research to influence strategic practices and outcomes within an organisational context.
Identify the organisations strategic practices and outcomes related to the research task– Provide documentation that outline the strategic outcomes
Identify the policies and procedures that relate to this research. Provide a list of these or an example of 2 policies and procedures
Formulate a research proposal or plan which includes: Include a copy of the proposal/plan
Specific research questions or hypotheses
Valid population or sample size
Description of the geographical, cultural, social or institutional context within which the research will be carried out –
Full description of the data collection methods including the mechanisms used to collect the data systematically-
Analysis of the limitations to research design including the reliability and validity of data
Design an applied research project using applied research tools and techniques Include a copy of the applied research project design
Document and present research findings including analysis of data, valid and reliable findings and recommendations for further research – Provide a copy of this documentation such as a report
Practical Activity Checklist
Practical Activity Checklist
The observation/demonstration checklist is used by the assessor to observe the student demonstrating the application of the required skills and knowledge. For details on how to conduct and contextualise for competency, please refer to the section on contextualisation above.
*The assessor needs to ensure that they take detailed notes on the performance of the student in the comments section provided.
Student Name:
Assessor Name:
The student is able to demonstrate competency by:
Yes No How and where actions were observed:
Identify the organisations strategic practices and outcomes related to the research task– Provide documentation that outline the strategic outcomes
Identify the policies and procedures that relate to this research. Provide a list of these or an example of 2 policies and procedures

Formulate a research proposal or plan which includes: Include a copy of the plan
Specific research questions or hypotheses
Valid population or sample size –
Description of the geographical, cultural, social or institutional context within which the research will be carried out
Full description of the data collection methods including the mechanisms used to collect the data systematically-
Analysis of the limitations to research design including the reliability and validity of data
Design an applied research project using applied research tools and techniques Include a copy of the applied research project design

Document and present research findings including analysis of data, valid and reliable findings and recommendations for further research – Provide a copy of this documentation such as a report
Details of Students Performance:
Feedback Given to Student:
Result ? Satisfactory ? Not Yet Satisfactory
Assessor Signature Date:

Questions
The following questions may be answered verbally with your assessor or you may write down your answers. Please discuss this with your assessor before you commence. Short Answers are required which is approximately 4 typed lines = 50 words, or 5 lines of handwritten text.
Your assessor will take down dot points as a minimum if you choose to answer them verbally.
Answer the following questions either verbally with your assessor or in writing.
What information should you clarify and confirm when undertaking applied research?
How can you clarify and confirm information regarding applied research?
How can you collect and maintain data in a systematic manner?
What factors affecting the reliability and validity of data might you need to analyse?
What are 6 things an applied research strategy might cover?
What criteria should a hypothesis meet?
How should you frame a research strategy?
What factors should you consider in relation to methods, tools and data collection techniques used in research?
Briefly outline what the 2 main types of sampling are.
What 2 key areas must integrity be applied when optimising the relevance of the research?
What should you consider when optimising the relevance of the research?
What should you consider when evaluating research findings?
What should you review the raw data and analysed research findings for?
What does collating and analysing data involve?
What are 6 strategies for documenting and presenting research findings?
How can you identifying the need for and approach to further research?

Questions Checklist
Questioning Checklist
The assessor needs to indicate whether they have conducted the questioning as written questions or as verbal questions by ticking the box below.
? Written Questioning ? Verbal Questioning
The assessor must provide evidence with the assessment tool. For written questions, the assessor must provide the student’s original written responses. For verbal questioning, the assessor must provide dot points as a minimum on the student’s responses.
For details on how to conduct and contextualise this form of assessment, please refer to the questioning checklist explanation in the assessor guide.
Student’s name:
Assessor’s name:
If questions are answered verbally, the assessor must write detailed answers in the sections provided below. The space below does not indicate the size of the answer anticipated. Keep typing and the space will expand. If answers are recorded separate to this document, they must be attached to the assessment documents. Satisfactory response
Yes No
1 What information should you clarify and confirm when undertaking applied research? ? ?

2 How can you clarify and confirm information regarding applied research? ? ?

3 How can you collect and maintain data in a systematic manner? ? ?

4 What factors affecting the reliability and validity of data might you need to analyse? ? ?

5 What are 6 things an applied research strategy might cover? ? ?

6 What criteria should a hypothesis meet? ? ?

7 How should you frame a research strategy? ? ?

8 What factors should you consider in relation to methods, tools and data collection techniques used in research? ? ?

9 Briefly outline what the 2 main types of sampling are. ? ?

10 What 2 key areas must integrity be applied when optimising the relevance of the research? ? ?

11 What should you consider when optimising the relevance of the research? ? ?

12 What should you consider when evaluating research findings? ? ?

13 What should you review the raw data and analysed research findings for? ? ?

14 What does collating and analysing data involve? ? ?

15 What are 6 strategies for documenting and presenting research findings? ? ?

16 How can you identifying the need for and approach to further research? ? ?

Feedback to Student:
Result ? Satisfactory ? Not Yet Satisfactory
Assessor’s Signature:
Date:

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