This unit describes the skills required to provide management of projects, programs and activities within the public sector Finance Domain management function.
This unit applies to those responsible for the development or management of the public sector Finance Domain.
The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to financial management.
Those undertaking this unit would be working under minimal supervision and/or supervising small teams while undertaking management tasks within the Finance Function. They would perform complex tasks in familiar context.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Elements and Performance Criteria
Elements describe the essential outcomes.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
Facilitate effective communication
Ensure strategies and processes are in place to enable effectual communication
Develop and implement consultation strategies to ensure stakeholder input into planning and decision making
Facilitate the collection of feedback
Develop and maintain productive working relationships
Use networks to build workplace relationships
Conduct ongoing planning to ensure the development and maintenance of workplace relationships
Promote continuous improvement
Promote and reinforce the value of innovation in line with the vision and objectives of the organisation
Encourage team members to participate in development and innovation initiatives
Prioritise competing demands to achieve team and organisational objectives
Manage Finance Domain project
Define project scope
Develop and maintain a project timetable
Administer and monitor project
Measure progress to determine potential, perceived and actual scope and timetable changes
Complete project deliverables and finalise project
Evidence of Performance
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least one occasion and include:
communicating purpose, roles and responsibilities
facilitating two-way flow of information
identifying and resolving problems
monitoring team performance
using project management tools to develop, implement and manage a project.
Evidence of Knowledge
Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:
key subject matter experts
organisational structure, roles and responsibilities
relevant legislation and organisation policies
relevant project and team management techniques.
As a minimum, assessors must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.
As a minimum, assessment must satisfy applicable regulatory requirements, which include requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations, current at the time of assessment.
Assessment must occur in workplace operational situations where it is appropriate to do so; where this is not appropriate, assessment must occur in simulated workplace operational situations that replicate workplace conditions.
Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.
Resources for assessment must include access to:
a range of relevant exercises, case studies and/or other simulations
relevant and appropriate materials, tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) currently used in industry
applicable documentation, including workplace procedures, regulations, codes of practice and operation manuals
acceptable means of simulated assessment.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.
Range is restricted to essential operating conditions and any other variables essential to the work environment.
Non-essential conditions may be found in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.