Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
- Identify and plan research.
- Define information needs based on work objectives and client and organisational requirements.
- Evaluate and select potential sources of information and the format in which they are presented in line with the purpose and audience for the research.
- Develop and confirm strategies to acquire required information.
- Collect and store research information.
- Research information according to the plan and within resource allocation.
- Assess initial search results and address gaps using the same or adjusted research strategies.
- Communicate the methods and outcomes of research, and the criteria used to make information decisions and choices.
- Store research information according to security requirements and organisational policies and procedures.
- Analyse information and apply the results of analysis
- Examine, compare and evaluate information from various sources for content, structure and logic.
- Select analytical techniques and processes in line with defined objectives.
- Collate, consolidate and analyse information and advise senior staff of outcomes.
- Identify facts, issues, patterns, interrelationships and trends through analysis in accordance with research aims.
- Meet agreed project timelines and the defined standards of the organisation.
- Maintain information systems
- Maintain, validate and reconcile information systems to assure data and system integrity.
- Maintain standard and complex information systems and applications according to organisation requirements.
- Review and update information systems.
- Compile reports from information systems
- Synthesise the findings from information analysis to address the purpose of the research and meet requirements.
- Determine and organise content of reports to meet requirements of the client and organisational requirements.
- Demonstrate that assumptions and conclusions used in analysis are clear, justified, supported by evidence and consistent with research strategy.