Apply communications management techniques

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 BSBPMG406A, 'Apply communications management techniques'.
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



1. Contribute to communications planning

1.1. Identify, source and contribute relevant information requirements to initial project documentation

1.2. Contribute to developing and implementing the communications plan and communications networks

2. Conduct information management activities

2.1. Gather, validate, store, retrieve, filter and disseminate information within agreed procedures as directed, to aid decision making processes throughout project life cycle

2.2. Maintain information to ensure data is secure and auditable

3. Communicate project information

3.1. Undertake communication within project, with client and other stakeholders within agreed networks, processes and procedures to ensure flow of necessary information

3.2. Ensure reports are written and released in accordance with authorisation, or drafted for release by others

3.3. Seek information and advice from appropriate project authorities when in doubt

4. Contribute to assessment of communication effectiveness

4.1. Provide assistance in the ongoing review of project outcomes to determine the effectiveness of communications management activities

4.2. Report communication management issues and responses to higher project authorities for application in future projects

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBPMG406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB41507 - Certificate IV in Project Management
  • PSP41204 - Certificate IV in Government (Project Management)