Govern councils

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 LGAGCM701A, 'Govern councils'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Govern councils' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Analyse legal and regulatory requirements affecting council

1.1 Legislative framework within which council operates is identified to ensure compliance.

1.2 Actions or proposed actions which would expose council to issues of non-compliance are identified and appropriate action is taken to avoid non-compliance.

1.3 Provisions of legislation that constrain the behaviour of individuals acting within and on behalf of council are examined and communicated to staff.

1.4 Governance reviews or audits are contributed to, and action is taken with regard to opportunities for policy or process improvement or any reported areas of non-compliance.

2. Research and apply best practice and ethical conduct

2.1 Best practice in local government policies is researched and used to inform council's governance principles and practices.

2.2 Strategies for undertaking regular reviews of council processes, including benchmarking against other councils are developed and implemented.

2.3 Effective and efficient policies and processes which achieve council outcomes are designed and implemented.

3. Manage governance processes

3.1 Roles and responsibilities of elected members and management are defined and communicated.

3.2 Council and councillors are provided with resources necessary to fulfil their governance duties and responsibilities effectively.

3.3 Support structures are developed and implemented to assist council to achieve its objectives and responsibilities.

3.4 Consultative processes are implemented and maintained to ensure information on community needs and expectations is gathered and considered.

3.5 Accountability to the community and within the council is maintained using effective reporting processes.

3.6 Effective and ongoing relationships with other levels of government, regional bodies and other councils are established and maintained.

4. Undertake appropriate reporting within council structures

4.1 Management reports are accurately completed and submitted in accordance with council's statutory requirements.

4.2 Relevant information to support the development of council's statutory business plan is supplied as required.

4.3 Relevant declaration of interests, including potential conflicts of interest, is made as required using standard organisational procedures.

4.4 Relevant data detailing performance against targets is supplied as required for inclusion in regular performance reports presented to council.

4.5 Contribution is made to effective information sharing and communication between council and the community.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGCM701A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management