Manage financial performance

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 AMPMGT801, 'Manage financial performance'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Manage financial performance' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Forecast future financial resource needs

1.1 Establish and assess the capacity of existing financial systems

1.2 Forecast financial data and business system requirements

1.3 Analyse forecasted requirements

1.4 Prepare and plan budget forecasts according to organisational and statutory requirements

1.5 Prepare and present recommendations for budget expenditure or for modifying existing projections

2. Analyse current asset performance and capacity

2.1 Analyse costs and returns associated with assets and liabilities using standard accounting reports to identify the extent of debt and equity financing

2.2 Identify management responsibilities and legal reporting requirements in consultation with relevant enterprise staff

2.3 Analyse and interpret financial reports and key information

2.4 Analyse and evaluate the effects of financial decisions on organisational ability to meet planned outcomes in relation to specific activities or timeframes

3. Set business targets and compliance mechanisms

3.1 Collect comparative and trend information and confirm needs for future budget and associated resources

3.2 Complete consultation on relevant short-term and long-term needs

3.3 Allocate resources for the budget to maximise organisation's performance

3.4 Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of resource allocation and usage in accordance with organisational requirements

3.5 Develop and review management systems which enable the timely collection, management and processing of information

3.6 Complete and accurately report records of budget performance and expenditure in accordance with organisational procedures and statutory requirements

3.7 Evaluate and improve budget audit mechanisms and compliance requirements

4. Manage financial risk

4.1 Identify deviations from budget that adversely affect organisational objectives

4.2 Promptly develop action plans to remedy significant deviations from budget objectives and projections

4.3 Monitor and review financial documentation against organisational objectives

4.4 Revise and renew budget priorities to meet operational contingencies and manage risk

4.5 Manage costs in accordance with budget targets