Set up systems that support innovation

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 SIRXQUA004A, 'Set up systems that support innovation'.
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




Conduct research into organisation systems.


Identify reasons for incorporating innovation into organisation systems.


Clarify goals of a new innovative system.


Research innovative systems in other organisations.


Analyse current organisational systems to identify gaps or barriers to innovation.


Identify staff who can support and foster innovation in the new systems.


Generate innovative system options.


Conceptualise ideas for innovative work systems that will foster innovation using individual and group techniques.


Evaluate and discuss the range of ideas with other team members and colleagues.


Select a system idea that meets the workplace requirements and which is both feasible and innovative.


Develop plan for the innovative system.


Analyse the organisational structure to identify the impact of the new system on people, resources and finances.


Consult staff throughout the organisation who will be involved with, or affected by, the new system.


Clarify financial impact of the new system and allocate funds and resources.


Develop marketing or promotional strategy to educate the organisation on the new system.


Evaluate competencies of staff who will use the system and plan a learning and development strategy.


Trial the innovative work system.


Present innovative system to staff and gather preliminary feedback.


Trial new system with a group within the organisation.


Monitor and take action to streamline the trial where required.


Review the trial of the innovative system


Review the innovative system in relation to its goals and the ways in which it fosters innovation in the workplace.


Adjust the innovative system to reflect evaluation feedback.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRXQUA004A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry
  • SFL50110 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management
  • SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SIR50112 - Diploma of Retail Management
  • SIR40212 - Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SFL50115 - Diploma of Floristry Design