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Unit of competency details

AHCWRK503A - Prepare reports (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHCWRK503 - Prepare reportsThis unit is equivalent to AHCWRK503A Prepare reports 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTC5914A - Prepare reports21/Jul/2011

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC50213 - Diploma of Pork ProductionDiploma of Pork Production
AHC51310 - Diploma of Pest ManagementDiploma of Pest Management1-2 
AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land ManagementDiploma of Conservation and Land Management1-4 
SFI50211 - Diploma of Fishing OperationsDiploma of Fishing Operations1-3 
AHC50510 - Diploma of ArboricultureDiploma of Arboriculture
AHC50210 - Diploma of Pork ProductionDiploma of Pork Production
AHC51210 - Diploma of Community Coordination and FacilitationDiploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation1-3 
AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation ManagementDiploma of Irrigation Management1-2 
AHC50910 - Diploma of Retail Nursery ManagementDiploma of Retail Nursery Management1-2 
SFI50111 - Diploma of AquacultureDiploma of Aquaculture1-4 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100705 Written Communication 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100705 Written Communication 04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit covers the process of preparing comprehensive reports for a rural, horticultural or land management setting and defines the standard required to: identify the purpose of the report and verify it with the client; conduct research and compile information; draw conclusions from research supported by reasoned argument and supporting information; make recommendations if required and reference to information and conclusions; produce a correctly formatted report document that uses appropriate language and terminology, is arranged in a logical order, and provides details on information sources and consultation.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to enterprise or project managers for a rural, horticultural or land management enterprise or project. The task is carried out independently with access to technical information and support where required.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not Applicable

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Research material

1.1. Topic of the report is identified and described.

1.2. Sources of information are determined.

1.3. Information appropriate to the task is collected and organised according to enterprise standards.

2. Evaluate information

2.1. Information collected is relevant and sufficient to provide a full report.

2.2. Where information is unclear or difficult to understand, clarification and assistance is sought.

2.3. Where available information is inadequate, additional information is obtained.

2.4. Information is assessed for its validity and reliability, and is organised into a suitable form to aid decision-making.

2.5. Conclusions drawn from relevant information are based on reasoned argument and appropriate evidence.

3. Produce a document

3.1. Language is applicable to the task and audience.

3.2. The document is organised logically, is structured and balanced according to purpose, audience and context.

3.3. The document is formatted and presented according to business and enterprise standards.

3.4. Conclusions reached reflect the stated objectives of the report.

3.5. Preparation is completed within the specified timeframe.

3.6. Enterprise and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements and procedures are followed.

4. Deliver an oral presentation

4.1. Language is applicable to the task and audience.

4.2. Presentation is organised logically, is structured and balanced according to purpose, audience and context.

4.3. Concise and well presented support materials are used in oral presentations to reflect industry standards.

4.4. Efficient time use allows clear presentation of the desired topic.

4.5. Oral presentation is delivered within a specified time.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • research material
  • evaluate information
  • use literacy skills to fulfil job roles as required by the organisation. The level of skill may range from reading and understanding documentation to completion of written reports
  • use oral communication skills/language competence to fulfil the job role as specified by the organisation including questioning, active listening, asking for clarification, negotiating solutions and responding to a range of views
  • use numeracy skills to estimate, calculate and record complex workplace measures
  • use interpersonal skills to work with others and relate to people from a range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities.

Required knowledge 

  • information and research sources
  • report structure and presentation
  • public presentation techniques and approaches.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to workplace operations and satisfy holistically all of the requirements of the performance criteria and required skills and knowledge and include achievement of the following:

  • identify the purpose of the report and verify it with the client
  • conduct research and compile information
  • draw conclusions from research supported by reasoned argument and supporting information
  • make recommendations if required and reference to information and conclusions
  • produce a correctly formatted report document that uses appropriate language and terminology, is arranged in a logical order, and provides details on information sources and consultation.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole.

Reports may include:

  • a range of sources of information that reports may be based on including:
  • field work
  • research materials
  • published books
  • academic reports
  • industry reports
  • colleagues
  • computer software
  • internet
  • newspapers
  • journals
  • industry publications
  • industry specialists and experts.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Work

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

Competency field

Competency field