Secure funding for projects

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 CUSFIM501A, 'Secure funding for projects'.
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. Identify financial scope of and potential funding sources for project

1.1 Identify and determine the scope and funding needs of project

1.2 Identify optimum funding arrangements and possible funding sources for project

1.3 Gather information on funding sources, including organisational vision, prior funding initiatives and expected benefits from participation

2. Develop a project proposal

2.1 Plan and critique a project proposal that will attract funding from identified funding sources

2.2 Determine optimum method of presenting project proposal to identified funding sources

2.3 Clearly define structure of funding plan and interest of various parties and ensure proposal is supported by research from appropriate sources

2.4 Seek legal, taxation and regulatory advice where necessary and ensure proposal is checked by appropriate persons to ensure it meets compliance requirements

3. Present proposal and negotiate with funding sources

3.1 Present project proposal to funding sources using appropriate presentation techniques

3.2 Evaluate presentation to identify strengths and weaknesses to inform subsequent presentations

3.3 Negotiate with funding source representatives to clarify terms and conditions of funding agreement

3.4 Discuss funding agreement with all parties in a professional manner

4. Finalise funding agreement

4.1 Document funding agreement and circulate to all parties in a timely and effective manner

4.2 Establish processes to monitor compliance and report progress against funding agreement

4.3 Ensure funding agreement is checked and confirmed by appropriate persons

4.4 Identify opportunities for ongoing funding arrangements with funding sources

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUSFIM501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUS50309 - Diploma of Music Business
  • CUS60309 - Advanced Diploma of Music Business
  • CUE50403 - Diploma of Venues and Events
  • CUE60103 - Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUE60403 - Advanced Diploma of Venues and Events