Acquire and dispose of assets

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 LGACOM601A, 'Acquire and dispose of assets'.
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. Plan to introduce new assets

1.1.Clear need for asset is demonstrated based on strategic or customer requirements.

1.2Alternative options are identified.

1.3.Level of service in relation to demand, reliability, quality and life span of asset is assessed.

1.4.All costs relating to life cycle of the asset are predicted.

1.5.Planning strategies clearly identify how life cycle costs are to be funded.

1.6.Performance of assets and probability of failure for aggregated and individual assets are predicted.

1.7.Planning decisions are analysed for cost options.

2. Conduct project evaluation

2.1.Costs for new service or service levels are compared with alternative options to enable selection of option that best satisfies need.

2.2.Costs for new services or service levels are assessed as justifiable in terms of benefits.

3. Determine acquisition and supply strategy

3.1.Acquisition and supply strategy is determined to clearly define key asset deliverables.

4. Collect asset information for management system

4.1.Commissioning lists are completed and life cycle condition monitoring and maintenance programs are set up.

4.2.Asset management systems are implemented.

4.3.All documentation recording relevant details on the asset is collected.

5. Plan for disposal of surplus assets

5.1.Current condition and ultimate failure mode of asset are confirmed.

5.2.Availability of asset/components for disposal is assessed in terms of current usage, potential usage and availability of alternative service options.

5.3.Book value and accumulated depreciation of asset are identified to enable profit/loss on disposal to be calculated.

5.4.Barriers to disposal of asset are identified.

5.5.Methods of disposal are identified and assessed against organisational and legislative requirements and costs.

6. Dispose of assets

6.1.Assets are disposed of in line with legislative requirements.

6.2.Disposal of assets is conducted in line with council's renewal and replacement policies.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGACOM601A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration