Build business opportunities and community initiatives

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 LGAGCM709A, 'Build business opportunities and community initiatives'.
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. Analyse regional and local business environments in which council operates

1.1 Research is conducted to determine and analyse the business environments in which council operates.

1.2 Data on business trends is accessed and analysed to provide relevant knowledge about the business environment.

1.3 Risks and opportunities from internal and external environments are identified.

1.4 Businesses are consulted to develop a greater understanding of the services they deliver and their requirements.

2. Identify and scope development opportunities within the community

2.1 Current and future needs of the community as a whole are assessed for their growth and development opportunities.

2.2 Consultation with key groups and stakeholders is conducted to form relationships and clarify needs.

2.3 Associations or public sector enterprises are approached to consider working collaboratively with council to achieve developments within the community.

2.4 Feasibility studies and reports are conducted to assess the viability and sustainability of development opportunities.

2.5 Senior management and council are regularly informed of proposals, costings and funding requirements.

2.6 Draft proposals for business development initiatives are developed in consultation with key stakeholders and personnel.

2.7 Approval for development programs is sought from senior management, council and CEO where necessary.

3. Analyse council's capabilities to develop opportunities

3.1 Council's key capability statements are developed in consultation with appropriate personnel.

3.2 Analysis is conducted to identify council capacity to meet the needs and expectations of the business environment.

3.3 State and federal funding available to support development activities is identified and allocated accordingly.

3.4 Infrastructure within municipality is assessed to determine current and future capacity requirements.

4. Manage development and implementation of business and community initiatives

4.1 Financial and non-financial resources to support delivery of development programs are coordinated and budgeted for.

4.2 Partnerships with associations or public sector enterprises are established and formalised.

4.3 Programs are designed, developed and implemented to deliver agreed outcomes using identified council protocols and processes.

4.4 Programs and initiatives are marketed effectively and efficiently to the community.

4.5 Programs are monitored, reviewed and evaluated against desired outcomes and evaluation criteria.

4.6 Business and community development programs are reported back to the community.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGCM709A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management