Prepare a project brief

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 ICTPMG503, 'Prepare a project brief'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Prepare a project brief' 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


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes

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

1. Plan project brief

1.1 Contact client to obtain project details and approved network plan

1.2 Assess current network conditions

1.3 Analyse site survey data and geographical information to initiate studies if required

1.4 Assess barriers to plan realisation

1.5 Analyse impact of relevant legislation, codes, regulations and standards on planning processes

2. Develop preliminary project brief

2.1 Develop project specifications, including new technology, according to client requirements

2.2 Draft sketch plan according to enterprise practice for area in question

2.3 Clarify project brief with client as required

2.4 Present final report with option for approval before proceeding with project brief

3. Assess tenders

3.1 Follow process for seeking quotes or issuing tenders for completion of project

3.2 Assess quotes or tenders against project criteria and any proposed variations

3.3 Examine detailed project costing estimates to ensure that budget parameters are attained

3.4 Assess competitive tenders with consideration to meet specified timeframes

3.5 Obtain tender approval from client

4. Monitor contract progress and completion

4.1 Monitor contract activity with progress against specifications

4.2 Establish and maintain regular liaison with project manager and site supervisor

4.3 Discuss contract problems or difficulties with project manager and contractor as required

4.4 Negotiate and implement contract variations

4.5 Prepare project completion advice in conjunction with project manager, installation manager and operational staff

4.6 Undertake quality audit of project and submit any recommendations for improvement according to enterprise procedures

4.7 Prepare final report on project outcomes and achievement

4.8 Present report to client and obtain sign off