Interpret and apply authority to act

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 LGACOM411A, 'Interpret and apply authority to act'.
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 and confirm the designated level of authority

1.1. Key responsibility areas for the job role are identified.

1.2. Scope of activities under each key responsibility area is confirmed in relation to the activities of other team members.

1.3. Extent of personal authority delegated for each type of activity is confirmed.

1.4. Responsibilities and authority of other team members are confirmed.

1.5. Situations in which personal judgement can be exercised are identified and the extent of authority is confirmed with reference to the scope of responsibility of other team members.

1.6. Situations and activities that fall outside the individual's remit are identified.

2. Assess and accept work responsibilities within remit

2.1. Work activities are assessed to confirm that they fall within the individual's remit.

2.2. Level of authority to be exercised in performing each work activity is identified.

2.3. Work activities are planned and scheduled with appropriate supervisory provisions.

3. Refer complex work activities to professional senior officers

3.1. Work activities that fall outside the individual's remit are referred to senior officers according to council policies and procedures.

3.2. Appropriate advice is sought if contingencies arise requiring a higher level of authority.

3.3. Requirements for referral to a senior officer are explained to relevant stakeholders.

4. Contribute to the team to improve processes and outcomes

4.1. Information is shared with team members to ensure that team goals are achieved.

4.2. Strategies and opportunities for improvement of teamwork and performance are identified, planned and implemented with team members.

4.3. Practical suggestions and contributions are made to the team to assist in resolving work-related problems or contingencies.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGACOM411A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50208 - Diploma of Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)
  • LGA40708 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning)
  • LGA40308 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Health and Environment)