Participate in policy development

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 LGACOMP007A, 'Participate in policy development'.
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. Gather information on policy development needs

1.1 Research and consultation with clients and other stakeholders are conducted in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

1.2 Research and consultation methods are reliable and make efficient use of resources in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.3 Information is organised in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.4 Information is assessed for accuracy and relevance in accordance with policy development requirements.

1.5 Information is updated, modified, maintained and stored in accordance with organisational requirements.

2. Contribute to the evaluation of policy

2.1.Objectives of the research into policy development are clearly defined.

2.2 Data used in research is valid and relevant to research purposes.

2.3 Research strategies are appropriate to policy development requirements.

2.4 Methods of data analysis are reliable and suitable to research purposes.

2.5 Assumptions made in analysis are clear, justified and consistent with research objectives.

2.6 Conclusions are supported by evidence and contribute to policy development.

3. Provide feedback on policy development needs

3.1 Research findings are reported and distributed in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.2 Recommendations and issues on changes to policy are presented in an appropriate format.

3.3 Views and opinions of clients and key stakeholders are presented in an appropriate format.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGACOMP007A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA30304 - Certificate III in Local Government (Operational Works)
  • LGA30404 - Certificate III in Local Government (Regulatory Services)
  • LGA20104 - Certificate II in Local Government
  • LGA30208 - Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • LGA20204 - Certificate II in Local Government (Operational Works)
  • LGA30104 - Certificate III in Local Government