Develop, lead and build community capacity

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 LGAGCM708A, 'Develop, lead and build community capacity'.
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. Establish networks and communication channels with key areas

1.1 Council departments are consulted regularly to keep abreast of emerging community needs and services.

1.2 Council departments are provided with opportunities to contribute to community development initiatives.

1.3 Mechanisms for open and ongoing consultation and feedback from constituents and internal council staff are established and maintained.

1.4 Links with businesses, interest and user groups and other appropriate partners within the municipality are established and developed to ensure services are planned and implemented in an integrated way.

2. Determine existing and emerging community needs

2.1 Research and community consultation are undertaken to determine current and future community needs.

2.2 Mechanisms for open and ongoing consultation and feedback from constituents and internal council staff are established and maintained.

2.3 Ongoing engagement of constituents and other community members is encouraged, in order to determine emerging community directions.

2.4 Existing and future needs of the community are identified and evaluated to use in forecasting future requirements in services and facilities.

2.5 Council capacity to provide resources that meet community needs is evaluated.

3. Develop community development strategies

3.1 Goals and objectives of community development initiatives are identified.

3.2 Community development strategies are developed in consultation with council, department heads, community groups and stakeholders.

3.3 Council plans and strategies for community development are communicated appropriately to ensure integration within the corporate policy agenda, department operational business plans and budgets.

3.4 Policies are formulated to support the development of optimal community development projects.

3.5 Funding requirements to support strategies are calculated and applied for through appropriate channels.

3.6 External funding opportunities are identified and pursued.

3.7 Key performance indicators (KPIs), operating standards and goals for community development are determined and monitored.

4. Implement community development strategies

4.1 Development strategies are maximised by pursuing best practice in all stages of implementation.

4.2 Reporting mechanisms are established to ensure ongoing tracking and accountability for projects are achieved.

4.3 Financial resources and funding for community development projects are negotiated and coordinated in a timely and efficient manner to ensure full implementation of strategies.

4.4 Service agreements and contracts relating to personnel, are negotiated and arranged in compliance with equal employment opportunity (EEO) and other relevant employment legislative requirements.

4.5 Use of allocated financial resources is managed and monitored to ensure strategies are implemented within budgetary constraints.

4.6 Ongoing review and monitoring of community development projects are conducted to ensure goals and best practice objectives are met and opportunities for improvement are identified.

4.7 Projects and services are designed and delivered to ensure appropriate access by all relevant members of the community.

4.8 Effective marketing strategy is developed or requested in order to promote community development strategies to the community.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGCM708A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management