Manage projects in justice and offender services

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 CSCORG507A, 'Manage projects in justice and offender services'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage projects in justice and offender services' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1Supervise project team.

1.1 Develop project plan according to organisational policies and procedures.

1.2 Select project management tools and allocate tasks to project team in ways that make best use of team resources.

1.3 Motivate team members to fulfil the tasks allocated to them with commitment and enthusiasm.

1.4 Refine the project plan in consultation with team members and provide up-to-date information appropriate to their project role and responsibilities.

1.5 Maintain team leadership by providing opportunities for team members and key people to contribute to the development of the project.

1.6 Identify strategies for dealing with problems experienced by team members.

1.7 Provide support to team members to allow them to achieve their objectives throughout the timeframe of the project.

2Monitor progress of the project.

2.1 Monitor and evaluate the progress of the project against the schedule of activities and milestones identified in the project plan.

2.2 Identify emerging risks and obstacles and their causes and take appropriate action.

2.3 Ensure all stages of work have clear authorisation to ensure that activities begin, progress and finish according to plans.

2.4 Control project activities and resources in line with project plan and consistent with the project's scope and definition.

2.5 Record changes to activities, resources and plans and provide them to the necessary people.

2.6 Involve the project sponsor in any review of the project scope and definition, or significant changes to the project plan.

3Maintain project quality.

3.1 Consult team members and key people for their measures of the quality of the work of the project and solutions to identified problems.

3.2 Use quality improvement methods to enhance the work of the project and introduce change in a way that minimises disruption and team harmony.

3.3 Identify problems promptly and analyse issues for potential causes and solutions.

3.4 Implement agreed improvements in a way that makes efficient and effective use of the resources available and maintains the support of team members and key people.

4Maintain communication with key people.

4.1 Provide key people with timely and relevant information that is consistent with the project plan and helpful to the project achieving its goals.

4.2 Distribute information effectively ensuring the information meets the needs of key people while maintaining agreements on confidentiality.

4.3 Present information in styles and formats most appropriate to the needs and interests of key people.

4.4 Seek information from key people and from sources with an interest in the project and assess it for its implications.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CSCORG507A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration