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 DEFPA008, '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



1. Define the scope of the project

1.1 Clarify aim, purpose, product, outcome of project and the most up to date technology appropriate/available for that project.

1.2 Develop a project budget and confirm with relevant parties.

1.3 Determine and confirm a resources strategy for the project, including finance, personnel, equipment requirements.

1.4 Determine the level of responsibility of those working on the project.

1.5 Communicate responsibilities clearly to all those involved.

2. Develop project plan

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

2.2 Develop a strategy for risk management and resource management for the project.

2.3 Clarify and confirm resource requirements and availability.

2.4 Specify and confirm timeline and milestones.

2.5 Brief relevant personnel of the project plan, the deadlines and project responsibilities.

3. Monitor the project

3.1 Implement project plan.

3.2 Support all those involved in the project to ensure that project outcomes can be achieved.

3.3 Use sound interpersonal skills to build trust and co-operation with the project team.

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

3.5 Adjust project plan in line with contingencies.

3.6 Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence.

3.7 Provide feedback to those co-ordinating sections of the project.

3.8 Finalise project within the agreed timelines.

3.9 Provide reports to management/stakeholders as required.

4. Evaluate project outcomes

4.1 Evaluate project outcomes against the aim and purpose.

4.2 Evaluate the quality of the outcome.

4.3 Review the project plan.

4.4 Share information from the project evaluation with appropriate personnel and incorporate into future project planning and management.