Manage a local government project

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 LGACOMP025A, 'Manage a local government project'.
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. Develop project plan

1.1 Project objectives, including consultation strategies with community, are clearly defined in the project plan in accordance with organisational policies and relevant legislation.

1.2 Project plan is developed, incorporating outcomes of stakeholder consultation.

1.3 Potential and actual risks and options to manage risks are investigated and clearly recorded in the project plan.

1.4 Contingencies are considered and planned for.

2. Determine resource requirements

2.1 Human resources, equipment and material requirements for individual tasks are determined.

2.2 Potential sources of resource and equipment supply are evaluated against project objectives.

2.3 Management endorsements regarding resources and equipment are obtained where necessary.

2.4 Where required, ongoing development and training for project team members and self, are identified, planned for and implemented to achieve project objectives.

2.5 Resource and equipment access strategies and management plans are developed and agreed according to organisation's guidelines.

3. Manage implementation

3.1 Mechanisms are implemented to measure, record and report progress of activities in relation to the agreed schedule and plans.

3.2 Contingencies are managed to ensure project meets specifications.

3.3 Quality assurance processes are implemented based on the project plan.

3.4 Progress is reviewed throughout the project life cycle, with any agreed changes implemented to ensure consistency with project scope, objectives and constraints .

3.5 Financial management guidelines and processes are implemented to monitor actual expenditure and to control costs.

3.6 Individual performance, including self-evaluation, is measured against criteria and actions are initiated to overcome shortcomings in performance.

3.7 Agreed communication processes with stakeholders are implemented and maintained to ensure effective communication throughout the project life cycle.

3.8 Stakeholder relationships are maintained to ensure clarity of understanding of objectives and to identify any potential conflict throughout the project life cycle.

3.9 Finalisation plans, guidelines and activities are implemented to ensure final outcomes meet original project objectives.

4. Evaluate the project

4.1 Evaluation reports are prepared that clearly analyse performance and outcomes against objectives.

4.2 Stakeholders are canvassed to determine their level of satisfaction.

4.3 Evaluation information collected is used for ongoing development and implementation and to improve relevant policy and practice.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGACOMP025A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA40604 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Land Management)
  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration
  • LGA50208 - Diploma of Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • LGA50604 - Diploma of Local Government (Regulatory Services)
  • LGA40504 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services)
  • LGA40404 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)
  • LGA50404 - Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)
  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)
  • LGA40708 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning)
  • LGA60104 - Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)
  • LGA40308 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Health and Environment)
  • LGA40104 - Certificate IV in Local Government
  • LGA50304 - Diploma of Local Government (Land Management)