Contribute to policy development

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 CHCPOL402B, 'Contribute to policy development'.
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. Review existing policies

1.1 Identify relevant organisation and other policies and assess them for relevance to the organisations objectives and effectiveness

1.2 Consult clients and other stakeholders about their views on policies

1.3 Document and present reviews of policies in a format appropriate to the purpose of the review, the context, and the receiver

2. Contribute to research for policy advice

2.1 Identify, plan and implement research and consultation strategies appropriate to the worker's role in the research process within timeframes, resource constraints and agreed processes

2.2 Collate, report and present research and consultation outcomes in a format appropriate to the research process, the purpose of the research, the context and the receiver

2.3 Identify factors impacting on quality or outcomes of research or consultation and incorporate in reports

3. Provide briefing materials on policy issues

3.1 Prepare briefing materials as required in a format appropriate to audience, purpose and context

3.2 Draw on expertise and role of worker and organisation for briefing materials

3.3 Incorporate reasoned argument and evidence into briefing materials

4. Promote informed policy debate

4.1 Identify strategies to stimulate informed debate appropriate to the worker's role in policy development, community education or client service delivery in consultation with other workers and management

4.2 Implement strategies to stimulate informed debate within timeframes, resource allocations and agreed processes

4.3 Where necessary, implement strategies to translate policy materials into language/s easily understood by clients and other stakeholders

4.4 Develop strategies that enable exchange of views and information between policy initiators, clients and other stakeholders

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCPOL402B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC40708 - Certificate IV in Community Services Work
  • CHC51608 - Diploma of Employment Services
  • CHC40908 - Certificate IV in Social Housing
  • CHC51008 - Diploma of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
  • CHC41008 - Certificate IV in Community Services Advocacy
  • CHC50908 - Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)
  • HLT44007 - Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT51007 - Diploma of Population Health
  • HLT51107 - Diploma of Indigenous Environmental Health