Manage public affairs 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 DEFDPA008, 'Manage public affairs projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage public affairs projects' 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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Define project scope


Clarify project aim, purpose, product and outcome


Develop project budget and confirm with relevant project stakeholders


Determine and confirm project resources strategy including finance, personnel, technology and equipment requirements


Determine project personnel responsibilities


Communicate responsibilities clearly to project stakeholders and personnel


Develop project plan


Develop project plan including timeline, schedules, deliverables and contribution from project stakeholders


Develop project risk management strategy and resource management strategy in accordance with operational procedures


Clarify and confirm resource requirements and availability


Specify and confirm timeline and milestones


Brief relevant personnel on project plan, deadlines and responsibilities


Monitor project


Implement project plan


Support project personnel to ensure that project outcomes can be achieved


Use interpersonal skills to build trust and cooperation with project team


Assess progress against milestones and take contingency action as required to ensure project deadlines are met


Adjust project plan in accordance with contingency plans


Establish and maintain relevant documentation and correspondence register


Provide feedback to relevant personnel coordinating sections of the project


Finalise project within agreed timelines


Provide reports to management/stakeholders, as required


Evaluate project outcomes


Evaluate project outcomes against agreed aim and purpose


Evaluate project outcome quality


Review project plan using agreed measures


Communicate project evaluation outcomes with relevant personnel and incorporate recommendations into future project planning and management