Manage a project

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 CUSADM03A, 'Manage a project'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage a project' 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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Determine scope of projects


Clarify the boundaries of the project, or section of a larger project, in terms of purpose, budget, aim, product, outcome of project, and the timeline


Identify limits of own and others' responsibility and reporting requirements


Determine available resources


Develop a plan for the limited project or section of the larger project


Develop plan and confirm (as required): timeline, milestones, deliverables, and communication protocols


Build the reporting requirements into the plan


Clarify and confirm resource requirements and where resources can be obtained


Specify timeline and confirm and what is to be achieved by each deadline


Consult with team members and take their views into account when formulating plan


Inform the team members and other interested personnel of the project, the deadlines and how it is to be organised


Administer and monitor project


Provide detailed information on roles and responsibilities to those involved in the project


Clarify aim and confirm purpose, product, outcome of project for personnel involved


Support those involved in the project to ensure that agreed outcomes are achieved


Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence


Monitor progress toward deadlines and take appropriate action where necessary to ensure timely outcomes


Complete reporting requirements as agreed


Implement and monitor financial control plans


Monitor human resources issues


Adjust plans and roles and responsibilities as required


Finalise project within agreed timelines


Review project against plan


Review project in terms of:



quality of outcome

risk management

meeting of deadlines


Involve project team members in the evaluation


Document success and factors influencing success to inform future project planning

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSADM03A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUL50104 - Diploma of Library-Information Services
  • PUA41606 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)