05 Dec What if Preparing for the Festive Season was a Unit of Competency?
We have spent so much time on training.gov developing, mapping and validating training and assessment tools this year…it has got to the point where we have training package language on the brain! Which then got us thinking….what if preparing and engaging in the festive season was written into a unit of competency? We thought we’d give it a go! See what you think of our attempt below! Make improvements and changes at the SOSXMAS001 Wiki, or leave a comment below!
SOSXMAS001 – Prepare for and participate in the festive season
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for the festive season. This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency, and a Merry Christmas/New Year.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit (yet!).
Elements and Performance Criteria
|Elements describe the essential outcomes.||Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.|
|1. Prepare festive gatherings||
1.1 Negotiate and schedule catch ups with family, friends and other people you only want to see once every 12 months
1.2. Develop contingency for unexpected gift receipt and reciprocal obligations
1.3 Negotiate and agree on family festive gathering location and duration within established family requirements
|2. Procure goods and services||
2.1 Develop shopping list
2.2 Determine gift procurement strategies in accordance with personal budget
|3. Give and receive gifts||
3.1 Establish and communicate rules for gift exchange systems
3.2 Communicate gift restrictions and parameters
3.3 Prepare and despatch gifts
3.4 Follow historical and social requirements for gift etiquette
|4. Engage in festive traditions and gatherings||
4.1 Access and watch movies and TV shows with a festive theme
4.2 Consume food and good cheer within limitations
4.3 Assist attendees at gathering who consumed surplus good cheer
4.4 Effectively engage in small talk
4.5 Capture and share key moments from festive gatherings with others
Evidence of the ability to:
- Manage intoxicated guests
- Manage and engage disgruntled or grinch-like family or friends
- Capture and distribute entertaining/embarrassing moments on popular social media websites
Evidence must be collected using tasks typically performed over the festive season.
Note: Where a specific volume and/or frequency is not specified, evidence must be provided at least once.
Evidence of the following knowledge must be demonstrated:
- Key principles of re-gifting
- Festive traditions
- Holiday scheduling and procurement
|established family requirements may include:||
|gift procurement strategies may include:||
|navigating shopping centres effectively must include:||
|gift exchange systems may include:||
|gift restrictions and parameters may include:||
|prepare gifts may include:||
|gift etiquette may include:||
|despatch gifts may include:||
|movies and TV shows with a festive theme may include:||
Assessment texts and tasks reflect those typically performed over the festive season.
Culturally appropriate processes and activities suited to the language, literacy and culture of individuals and each individual’s family circumstances must be considered.
Reasonable adjustments can be made to ensure equity in assessment for people who received coal instead of gifts on previous years.
Assessors must dress up like Santa or another (pseudo) religious figure, have sound knowledge of carols and have demonstrable expertise in being generally jolly.