Manage 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 LGADMIN527A, 'Manage 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. Identify future directions in policy development

1.1 Major issues impacting on policy and relevance of existing policies are analysed and interpreted.

1.2 Key stakeholders are consulted on future directions in policy to facilitate a coordinated approach to emerging issues.

1.3 Broad council directions and corporate goals are determined using appropriate consultation processes.

1.4 Key national and state policies are closely monitored for relevance.

1.5 A policy development process is planned and implemented in accordance with organisational guidelines.

2. Monitor and evaluate policy development

2.1 Organisational policies are assessed against future directions and organisational requirements to determine status for reviewing, amending or developing new policy.

2.2 Resource requirements for policy development and promotion are identified and secured.

2.3 Progress of policy development is monitored and adjusted to respond to contingencies.

2.4 Criteria for evaluating effectiveness of the policy development process are established and implemented and any recommendations for improvement are addressed.

2.5 Ongoing evaluation processes for policy development are established and implemented.

3. Promote policy development

3.1 Strategies for promotion are determined and promoted within the organisation and externally as appropriate.

3.2 Advocacy strategies and reporting mechanisms are selected and used to target key decision makers and others with influence in the identified policy area.

3.3 Perspective and position of the organisation are reflected in the advocacy strategies and reporting mechanisms selected.

3.4 Expected outcomes of policy implementation are clearly stated and communicated to staff.

3.5 Impact on work activities of new or revised policy implementation is clearly communicated to staff.

3.6 Staff members are assisted with the interpretation of policy and its application to work.

3.7 Policy and its implications are explained to other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGADMIN527A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration